Lillian Winfield

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WINFIELD--Lillian, passed away on March 20 after a long and uncomplaining struggle with Parkinson's. Born June 14, 1921 to Yetty Stern and Isidor Yudien, she grew up in the Bronx, graduated in 1942 from Hunter College, and then refused a graduate biology fellowship to help support her parents. In 1943 she married the late Sidney L. Winfield, her husband of 48 years, with whom she raised her only child, Richard, first in Fresh Meadows, Queens, and later in Roslyn, Long Island. Returning to Hofstra for a M.Ed. degree, Lillian taught science at Weber Jr. High in Port Washington, before joining her husband's shoe importing firm in Manhattan, where she worked as VP for several decades. She moved to Athens, GA in 1996 to be near her son's family. Beloved wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister and aunt, Lillian is survived by her son, Richard Dien Winfield, his wife Sujata Gupta, their children, Kalindi, Manas, and Rasik, and her sister Muriel Friedman, niece Lois Kopolow and nephew Joel Friedman. Lillian's brilliance, beauty, love, and generosity will not be forgotten. In her memory, donations may be made to the Hunter College Foundation.
Published in The New York Times on Mar. 30, 2008