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Netta Kripke Stern

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NETTA (KRIPKE) STERN, born January 28, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, passed away at home in Stamford, CT on March 30, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She showed great courage, selflessness and impish good humor to the last days of her five-year struggle with ovarian cancer. Daughter of the late Dorothy Karp Kripke, she is survived by her cherished husband, Yossi Stern (Stamford); son, Gil (Brookfield); and daughter, Tamar (Trumbull); her beloved father, Rabbi Myer Kripke (Omaha, Neb.); siblings, Saul and Madeline (both of NY, NY); and many treasured cousins and friends. Netta was a graduate of the University of Chicago (1971) and Columbia University, where she got a Master's Degree in Social Work (2000). She was a psychotherapist with the Connecticut Jewish Family Services for eleven years. Netta was a true mensch who loved music and language, and had unique gifts for teaching and making people feel good about themselves. A gathering in her memory will be held on Friday, April 1 at 10:30 AM at Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, followed by interment at the Agudath Sholom Cemetery. Shiva arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Published in StamfordAdvocate on Apr. 1, 2011
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