Edith Stolbun
Edith Stolbun
  • December 8, 1923 - March 22, 2015
  • Houston, Texas

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EDITH WINOGRAD STOLBUN, age 91, passed away peacefully in the company of her family on March 22. She was born in Houston, Texas, one of nine children of Ida and Max Winograd. She grew up in South Texas, Brooklyn and Houston where she was a proud graduate of Jefferson Davis High School. After being introduced by their sisters, Edith and her future husband, Bernard, fell in love and married on September 8th , 1946. Her life was rich and rewarding, always with a focus on her family.

Edith raised her children to be caring individuals by example. She volunteered as a driver for the Lighthouse for the Blind for many years. Having two younger brothers who served in World War II, one of whom she lost in combat, she felt a deep connection to United States veterans. She visited several cemeteries every Memorial Day, July 4th and Veterans Day to place US flags on the graves of her loved ones and friends who had served. She did this every year until her stroke in July 2013.

Edith had an abounding love of nature and an adventurous spirit. For over 30 years, she and Bernard traveled the United States and Canada many times over in their recreational vehicle, often with their grandchildren. She was at her happiest behind the wheel of her "dollhouse", as she often referred to her favorite home.

Edith was predeceased by her mother, father and all of her siblings. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Bernard Stolbun; her children, Norma Hyman ( husband Jon),Sam Stolbun ( wife Alana Spiwak), Marlene Moscoe ( husband Tom). Her eight grandchildren were the treasures of her life : Adam Hyman, Daniel Hyman (wife Tamar), Micha Hyman (wife Bracha); Seth, Ariel and Cori Stolbun; Scott Moscoe (wife Samantha), Jacki Borofsky(husband Michael). She will also be dearly missed by her eleven great grandchildren.

The family thanks Rabbi Yossi Grossman and Rabbi Dan Gordon for their continuous support during the many months of her illness.

They are also very grateful for the love and devotion of her caregivers for the past 18 months: Rita Hendrix, Cheryl Mills, and Tiffianee Brewer, to her longtime doctor, Theresa Vicroy, and to Houston Hospice.

Funeral services will be held at the Beth Yeshurun Cemetery on Post Oak Road at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24th.

Contributions in Edith's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.