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Hedy Kaufmann Tower (3/11/1913 -7/5/2012) Wellknown dancer.choreographer, and much loved teacher taught modern, creative dance. "Through improvisation, I helped my students to dare to show their feelings and learn to express themselves creatively." Born in Bayreuth, Germany, Hedy was a solo dancer and choreographer in Berlin until coming to America in 1940 as a Jewish refugee fleeing the Holocaust. In the U.S. Hedy taught at the New School for Social Research in NY. She then opened a studio in Oak Lane and later in Jenkintown where she continued to teach and choreograph dances until she moved to Cathedral Village in 2006 and continued to teach both her own devoted students, many having taken lessons from Hedy since they were children,and new students, the residents of Cathedral Village,until Hedy was 99 years old. Hedy also loved her family,nature, art, traveling, reading, listening to music, and intimate conversations with others, continuing to learn and grow throughout her life.Loving mother of Robin P. Tower of Philadelphia and B. Jacqueline Tower and her husband, Michael Richardi of Weymouth, MA. Proud grandmother of Sarah Tower-Richardi and beloved aunt of Nancy J Eifert. She is pre-deceased by her husband, Herman Tower and her sister, Claire Oppenheimer. Hedy will be greatly missed by her family and her many, many devoted students and friends. A Memorial service will be held at Cathedral Village in Phila. on July 29 beginning promptly at 1:30pm.Donations may be made in Hedy's name to: Southern Poverty Law Center, PO Box 548,Montgomery, AL. 36177 or any similar organization..

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on July 17, 2012
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