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Manasse. Renata Manasse Schwebel, 88, of Pound Ridge and formerly New Rochelle, NY, died at home on April 25, 2018. She was a person of incredible strength, decency, intelligence, and loyalty to family, friends, and causes. An accomplished and acclaimed sculptor, she specialized primarily in weldings and construction, using stainless steel and aluminum. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in U.S., Japan, Sweden, Germany, Kenya, Israel, Egypt. Her pieces are on display in multiple public and corporate collections (see www.renatamschwebel com). Renata earned her BA from Antioch College, MFA from Columbia University, and studied welding at the Art Students League. She served on boards of the Sculptors Guild, 1975-2004 (President 1980-83); Americans for Peace Now, 1991-2001; Antioch College Alumni Board, 1971-77; New York Society of Women Artists, to present. Renata is survived by husband Jack P. Schwebel; daughters Judi Lerman (Andy), Barbara Davis (Tim), Diane Freedman (Perry); grandchildren David and Adam (Jill) Lerman, Alex and Sara Davis, Sam, Rebecca, and Jonathan Freedman; great-grandchildren Milo and Mabel Lerman; and a large extended family. She was predeceased by parents Anne Marie (nee Simon) and George Manasse, brother Claus Manasse, and granddaughter Anna Freedman. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Antioch College (One Morgan Pl., Yellow Springs, OH 45387) or Democratic National Committee (430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003). Funeral services will be on Friday, April 27, 11am, at Congregation B'nai Yisrael, in Armonk, NY. She was the finest person we ever knew, and an inspiration to all she met.

Published by New York Times on Apr. 26, 2018.
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May your dear one R.I.P and may our God of comfort and hope, strengthen and console grieving family and friends at this sad time.
May 1, 2018
Renata was a person of great talent and beyond that wonderful friend. She will be missed.

Cynthia and Howard Epstein
Cynthia Epstein
April 28, 2018
Everyone who had the great luck of knowing Renata shares in your loss. I feel blessed to have reconnected with my dear cousin over the past decade, and to have had lunch with her during my visit to NYC last year. May her memory be a blessing.
Evelyn Eman Delmar
April 28, 2018
Renata Schwebel was a long time member of the New York Society of Women Artists and we as a group of approximately 50 women send to her family and friends our sincere condolences.
Lynne Friedman
Diana FreedmanShea, President
Lynne Friedman
April 27, 2018
Dear Judi,
Our sincere sympathy to you and your wonderful family -although these may be dark times, may the memories that your mother left to you be the beacon that helps you cope with your loss.
Love, Wayne, Sharon Cohen and family
April 26, 2018
To the family - sorry for your loss. Know that she was loved...
-Sandra Barrett
April 26, 2018
Mr. Schwebel and family, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Dee Sloger
April 26, 2018
We are sorry to have to miss the funeral of our dear friend Renata (because we will be in Montreal seeing our son and his family). She lives on in our hearts and memories. Cynthia and Howard Epstein
Cynthia Epstein
April 26, 2018
My sympathies to Diane and her extended family.

Rob Friedman
Robert Friedman
April 25, 2018
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