Edith Grundel
Died 4/24/2017

 Holocaust Survivor 

Edith Grundel, of Syracuse and Utica passed away on Monday, April 24, 2017, which was Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Szaszregen, Romania. Edith was a Holocaust survivor who met her late husband of 67 years, Rudolf, in a Displaced Persons camp in Europe following WWII. Although the horrors she experienced during the war could have overwhelmed her life, they did not prevent her and Rudolf from raising a family characterized by exceptional bonds of family devotion. Humor, love of nature, recognition and adaptation to human frailty, and common faith were used by Edith and Rudolf to cement the family bonds.
Edith was affectionately known as Bubbe, serving as a grandmother to many who came to know and love her, whether related or not. She was a former member of Temple Beth El, as well as a life member of its sisterhood, and a current member of Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation, both of Syracuse, and Congregation Zvi Jacob of Utica.
Edith is survived by her children Erich, Judy, and Ralph. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jane and Adam, as well as John, Jessica and Ashley. She leaves behind two brothers, Moshe and Chaim, both of Israel and a sister-in-law, Margot, of England. Ediths greatest joys came from her 9 great-grandchildren, and also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette Street in Syracuse. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery. Immediately following the service, Shiva will be held at Shaarei Torah Orthodox Congregation on E. Genesee St. in DeWitt. Shiva will continue to be observed at her daughters house in Utica through Monday night.
The family wishes to thank Paula and Joann, her caregivers, for all their love, caring and devotion to Bubbe, as well as Ann and the staff of Hospice and Palliative Care.
Donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, Hospice
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