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SALTMAN, Brenda Gail Age 70, of Monroe Township, NJ, formerly of Dover and Needham, MA, passed away suddenly of cardiac arrest on January 2, 2021. Born in Boston to the late Milton and Dorothy(Libow) Saltman. Brenda grew up in West Roxbury. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Education. She was a gifted teacher. For many years, she was the secular kindergarten teacher at Maimonides School in Brookline. She was a talented pianist and taught piano lessons. Brenda loved music, reading, shopping, word games, lunch with friends, and family gatherings. Brenda was a love. She was the epitome of kindness and gentleness. The warmth of her smile and easy laughter will be missed by the many lives she touched. Brenda was the devoted, supportive, and loving mother to Amy and James Wallace of Robbinsville, NJ and Mindy and Ethan Fineout of Shoreline, WA. She doted on her grandchildren, Liam, Emmalyn, and Declan. She was beloved by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Leslie and Robert Stacks of Newton, MA and Sheila and Alan Ronkin of Bellingham, MA. She was cherished by her nieces and nephews, Jonathan and Jennifer Bornstein, Lynne and William Bermont, Nelson and Abby Stacks, Steven and the late Judith Ostrovitz, Jeremy and Margie Klein-Ronkin, and Mikhail and Adelainie Ronkin. She always had special gifts for her ten great-nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by her companion, Alan Helman, who brought her joy and laughter on a daily basis. Due to COVID, there will be no funeral or shiva at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Brenda can be made to the or in the hope that more women will be educated in heart health awareness. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300

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January 8, 2021
I have been thinking of Brenda and all her kind and gentle qualities. I have been thinking about how we were really good best cousin buddies when young and lived in the opposing duplex home. We would dress in same outfits and pretend we were twins. We would make plans for ways to get a walkie-talkie to work through our dividing bedroom walls. We would play on the streets until dark with all the neighboring kids. As adults, we reconnected through facebook, and could virtual 'visit'. I am so saddened by her sudden passing. I extend my condolences to her daughters and their families, and to her sisters and everyone she touched in her life.
Gaila Newburg
January 8, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda worked with me and she always was so spirited and made me laugh. It was so nice getting to know her and her uplifting humor. She worked with me before she left Boston to move to New Jersey. She was very excited. Sending love to her daughters and family, I know she loved them very much. Maxene Lorraway
maxene Lorraway
January 5, 2021
May her memory be for a blessing
Cousin Judy Tanzer and family
January 5, 2021
Sincere Condolences to the entire family

Brenda was a dear soul and she will be missed
Sincerely Roy and Isabelle Goldman
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