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Adele Siegel

September 30, 1928 ~ September 3, 2018 (age 89)

Longtime community activist Adele Siegel passed away Monday, Sept. 3 in Connecticut, after a long illness.  Siegel was born in Jersey City, NJ  on September 30, 1928 the daughter of Rose & Henry Goldman.  She was raised in Jersey City and attended New York University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and met her future husband, Stanley Siegel, who survives her.

Adele, who earned a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Fairleigh Dickenson University and Wroxton St. Mary in England married Stanley September 18, 1949 in Jersey City.  She taught school at the Dwight Morrow High school for 20 years before retiring to their Catskill Mountain retreat with her husband. 

Adele loved living in the Catskills and from her earliest days here considered it home.  She was active with the Bnai Israel Congregation, with the Interfaith Council, serving as its President for a time, and helping to spearhead its support of the Community Food Pantry.  She was also active with the Interfaith Council Bible Study Group and was a life member of Hadassah.  Siegel was also a passionate and tireless advocate of Margaretville Hospital and worked for decades with the Margaretville Hospital Auxiliary, increasing funds and improving facilities.  Adele chaired the annual Harvest Moon Ball for many years.

Adele was the mother of three children who survive her:  Linda (David) Reis, Judith (Jonathan) Lief and Daniel Siegel.  Four grandchildren, Mollie (David) Abramson, Isaac Lief, Eleanor Reis and Harry Reis survive as does great granddaughter Maise Rose Abramson.  Adele’s brother David (Elizabeth) Goldman also survives and a sister, Elaine Lichtman pre-deceased Adele.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Congregation Bnai Israel, Wagner Ave., Fleischmanns.  Interment will follow immediately in the Fleischmanns Cemetery.  The family has requested no flowers and asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Margaretville Hospital Ambulance Squad, to Congregation Bnai Israel, to Hadassah Medical Center or to Neot Kedumin.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gormley Funeral Home in Phoenicia. 

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