Edith Remaley Davenhall, 89, passed away Tuesday morning at the Jewish Home in Scranton, where she was a resident since 2006. She was the widow of Robert M. Davenhall, who passed away six years ago on February 12, 2007.
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Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Willard and Mildred Carpenter Remaley. Edith graduated from Scranton Central High School, after which she was employed at Haddon Craftsmen. Prior to retirement, she was a clerk at the United Churches Bookstore.
She loved sewing, crocheting and was a dedicated Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent for many years. She was formerly a member of the Myrtle Street United Methodist Church and was a Past President of the Keystone Consistory Ladies Auxiliary. Edith and Bob were very active in many Masonic organizations. She loved music, playing the piano and singing in the church choir.
Surviving are a son, Ronald R. Davenhall and wife, Janice, Branchburg, New Jersey; a daughter, Barbara Landsiedel and husband, Roger, Dalton, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jon Davenhall, Christopher and David Singer, Alicia Tench, Eric and Travis Landsiedel; nine great-granchildren, Robert and Quinn Davenhall, Diego, Sydney and Kiersten Davenhall, Tessa Singer, Owen and Ethan Tench, and Lily Landsiedel.
She was preceded in death by an infant son, Richard R. Davenhall.
The family would like to thank the Administration and Staff of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa. for their compassion and excellent care of their Mother.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Svc., 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Interment will follow at Abington Hills Cemetery.
Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), 2222 Martin St., Suite 140, Irvine, CA 92612 or www.tacanow.org. TACA provides education and support for families living with autism.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 14, 2013