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SCHVEY RITA KAY LERNER SCHVEY Age:95 Born:New York City Survived by her sons Henry (Patty) Schvey of St. Louis and Robert Schvey of Jacksonville, FL, grandchildren Aram Schvey of Washington, DC, Jerusha (Schvey) Bennett of Chicago, Natasha Schvey of Westport, CT, Jeffrey Schvey of New York, Gregory Schvey of New York and two great-grandchildren: Julian Bennett and Evan Schvey. She Graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, then received her Masters Degree in Education from Teachers College of Columbia University. In her 60 s she returned to school for her doctorate from New York University, which she completed all but dissertation. Rita spent a long career as Controller of Imero Fiorentino Associates and at Larry Bennenson & Co. She was a multi-trophied national ballroom dancer, President of the PTA at Hunter College Elementary School, a marksman and Secretary of the New York Power Squadron. Her personality made her a joy to be around everyone who met her fell in love with her. She was a gracious, elegant lady, always willing to help. She will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her, especially her sons and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be on Monday, January 20th at Congregation Ahavath Chesed officiated by Rabbi Joshua Lief. Interment will be in New York City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Temple Chorale or First Coast DeMolay c/o Mandarin Masonic Lodge. Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32207. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hardage-giddenshendricksave.com. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 19, 2014
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