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LOEW, Eva H.
Eva H. Loew passed away on her beloved farm in Hampton on May 10, 2012. Born Eva Henrietta Isadora Jacobsohn on June 26, 1921 to Dr. Moritz and Charlotte Jacobsohn. She was delivered at home by her father in Marienfelde, a suburb of Berlin, Germany. Eva's profound lifelong education began formally in 1927 with her primary education at Deutsche Oberschule, Berlin. Abruptly dismissed April 25, 1936 under the Nuremberg laws of the Third Reich, Eva completed her secondary education in September 1937 at St. Paul's School For Girls, London, England, receiving her diploma "General School Examination University Of London." From October 5, 1937- August 5, 1938 Eva attended Grosse Bressen, an agricultural / academic training center in Silesia, Germany. She left Germany August 21,1938 for Switzerland, and on to England, leaving the European continent via passage on the SS Statendam bound for New York via Havana, Cuba. Receiving her United States Visa in February 1939, Eva helped establish and raise "Hyde Farmlands" out of the Virginia soil; a farm for German-Jewish refugees to firmly root their feet and their loyalty for America. In May 1942 Eva completed her studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and on July 14, 1945 completed her Registered Nurse's training at the Harper Hospital School of Nursing. Throughout this training and the end of WWII, Eva cared for returning wounded servicemen at Percy Jones Army Hospital, Battlecreek, Michigan as an Army Cadet Nurse. Under United States Naturalization Laws, Eva was granted citizenship December 14,1941. On December 15,1945, Eva married U.S. army officer Ernest M. Loew upon completion of his tour of duty, Patton's Third Army, 8th Armored Division, European Theater. The couple bought their first farm in Norwichtown, CT, where Eva also worked in the delivery room at Backus Hospital. In 1950, they moved to Hampton, establishing the "Loew Farm" and raising their six children. Eva had a tireless, lifelong devotion to Hampton, including decades of service as a member of the Hampton Consolidated School, Board of Education. She was a founding member of the Hampton-Chaplin Nursing Agency, the Hampton Ambulance Corps., the Parish Hill High School Building Committee, and an original member of the Parish Hill High School Board of Education, which she later chaired. Eva was a member of Hadassah, an honorary member of Delta Kappa Gamma, and gave lifelong service to the American Red Cross. Eva is survived by her son Howard (Louise) Loew, daughters Karen Gambolati, Margaret Loew, Jacqueline Jacobsohn (Ines Queiros), and Jessica (Mark) Samios. She was predeceased by her husband Ernest Loew, and her daughter Suzanne Loew. She is also survived by her granddaughters Bethany, Cori, Cassidy, Colby, Conner, Leah, Sarah, and Erin.
A graveside service will be held in the Hampton North Cemetery, Hammond Hill Rd., Hampton, TODAY at 2 p.m., followed by a reception at Hampton Fire Co. Donations may be made to the Hampton-Chaplin Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 98, Hampton, Ct. 06247or to Hampton Fire Co., 196 West Old Rte. 6, Hampton, CT. 06247. For an online memorial guestbook, please visit www.potterfuneralhome.com. Potter Funeral Home, Willimantic, CT is handling arrangements.

Published in The Hartford Courant on May 11, 2012
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