Lillian Kosser Greenwald

CLARKS SUMMIT — Lillian Kosser Greenwald passed away June 28. She was born April 12, 1923, in Spring Valley, New York, to her late parents Herman and Rae Kosser.

Always an excellent student, she graduated from Brooklyn College summa cum laude. She also received a graduate degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

She married Henry Philip Greenwald, who she knew since Spring Valley and University of Virginia days.

After a year at Eglin Field in Florida, they moved from Manhattan to Queens and then Englewood, New Jersey, where their three children, Dr. Richard A. Greenwald, Dr. Jeffrey S. Greenwald and Janey Greenwald Czubek, grew up.

Lillian became a substitute teacher and then an elementary school teacher in the Englewood school system. Most of her career was well spent teaching a generation of fourth graders. Her teaching skills and striving for excellence were conveyed vividly to her students, children, family and friends and extended to her grandchildren.

Lillian is survived by her loving sister, Diane Kosser Etra; daughters-in-law, Shelley and Faye Greenwald; and son-in-law, Todd Czubek; grandchildren, Brian Greenwald, Michael Greenwald, Erica Greenwald Markant, John Czubek and Cam Czubek; and three great-grandchildren, Andrew, Henry and Harper Greenwald.

Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family at New Montefiore Cemetery, New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Mark Seven, PO Box 840313, St. Augustine, FL 32080.

Arrangements entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home.

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Published in The Abington Journal from July 9 to July 10, 2014