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POPOFF--Edna Spieler, of Great Neck, NY passed away on November 14, 2010. She shared 65 years of a devoted and loving marriage with her beloved husband William. Edna was a loving mother to her son Joshua and daughter Leslie, and an adored grandmother to Ross. Predeceased by her parents Isador and Rose Spieler and sister Lillian Abramowitz, Edna will forever live in the hearts of those who knew her. A Hunter College graduate, she earned a Master's Degree in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Her dedicated career with the New York City Board of Education spanned 30 years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and a school psychologist. Her passion and expertise was recognized and valued by students, families, and colleagues alike. Edna's greatest achievement in life was the value placed on her family and lifelong friendships. She took advantage of every opportunity to share in life's joys with friends and loved ones, and was a constant source of support and advice. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by all who knew her.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 12, 2010