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  • "Karen, David, and Janet, I am sorry for your loss. ..."
    - Nina Compagnon
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nee Pletman, 82, died in New York City on November 28, 2014. She is survived by her children, David, Karen and Janet. Mother, potter and political activist, Emily grew up in New York City on the Upper West Side and attended LREI. She earned a degree in economics from University of Michigan where she met and married Leonard Pearlman. They later divorced. During a stay in Japan she fell in love with pottery. While raising her three children, she earned a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College. She worked for New York City's Department of City Planning, then took up pottery full time. In 1977 she met her partner-for-life, Chip Greenberg (1920-2010), and shared his love of books and boating. She worked tirelessly for social justice and political change. The world is an emptier place without her.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 1, 2014
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