ELIZABETH R. EWEN

Obituary
  • "Still missing you. You are in my dreams and in my heart."
    - Stuart Ewen
  • "Dr. Ewen was my professor at college. One of the kindest,..."
    - Moshe Benyamini
  • "It is 11:31pm and I know that you would be up right now. ..."
    - Paul Ewen
  • "There are some days that are still very hard for me. Mom,..."
    - Paul Ewen
  • "Liz, through humor and insight, helped me develop a..."
    - Shawn Frederick

EWEN--Elizabeth Rose Wunderlich. On May 29th Elizabeth Ewen died peacefully at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family and friends. An influential author, distinguished teacher, brilliant thinker, and long-time activist for social and economic justice, Liz inspired generations of students, teachers and countless others whose lives she touched so profoundly. Her passions and ideas live on in her writings, which continue to be read, and in the knowledge, insight and love she gave to so many across the decades. She leaves behind her soul mate and lifelong collaborator, Stuart Ewen; two sons, Paul Ewen and Sam Ewen; adored grandchildren Stella Ewen-Tanaka and Henry Ewen; daughter-in-law, Gretel Smith, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis Ewen, Andy Ewen, Jim Campen and Catherine Onsrud. As her physical being slowly waned, her spirit -- she proclaimed from her bed not long ago -- is "here to stay." And it is. Service: Monday, June 4 at 2pm, at "The Riverside" 76th St. and Amsterdam Avenue.

Published in The New York Times on June 1, 2012