EDNA F. LEMLE

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LEMLE--Edna F., of Waikoloa, Hawaii and New York City, died peacefully on April 17 in Hawaii. She was 95 years old. Born on April 11, 1916 on Riverside Drive in NYC. Edna was a loving mother and grandmother. She graduated from Barnard College in 1937; having spent her junior year abroad in London at LSE. She founded the international holiday World Gratitude Day on September 21st which has since become International Peace Day. She authored "Precious Memories" a memoir of her relationship with Rabbi David and Tamar de Sola Pool. She also wrote a book of poems called "Dandelions" and, "The Dues and Dunce of Money". Edna danced with Martha Graham and painted, having had one woman art shows in Paris and New York City in 1961 about "The Universal Woman". She loved travel, dancing and sailing, international politics and all social engagements. In 2001 Edna received recognition for her work and efforts with international peace which also involved creating art shows at the United Nations with multi -national children's drawings for peace. She received this award from Metro International, now; "One to World". Edna is survived by her children, Florence Lemle, Mickey Lemle, Deanne Bosnak, Douglas Lemle and her grandchildren: Learka Bosnak, David Bosnak, his wife, Cheryl Stanley Bosnak, Jake Lemle, Aaron Lemle, and her nephews: Glenn Fuerth and Tommy Fuerth and their families. Friends are invited to a memorial service at the Riverside Memorial Chapel, Manhattan, on Friday, April 22 at 11:15am. Donations may be made to "One to World" in her honor.

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 21, 2011