Berta "Binkie" (Cohen) Edman, 88, died on July 26, 2007 at the Atria Merrimack Place, Newburyport, MA, surrounded by her family. She was born in Norfolk, VA, on Sept. 16, 1918, daughter of the late Marcus and Rose (Lasden) Cohen. She grew up in New York City where she met and married her late husband, Walter William Edman who died in 1988. They lived in Port Washington and then moved to Westport, CT, in 1969. In 1996 Berta moved to Newburyport to be near her daughter, Nancy, and her family.
Mrs. Edman received her primary school and high school education in New York City schools and attended Hunter College, NYC. She worked as a preschool teacher and as a human resources specialist. She loved nature, gardening, music, dance and yoga but her devotion to family was the guiding light of her life.
She is survived by her loving daughters, Margot Edman of New York City and Nancy Earls (Gregory Earls) of Newburyport. She was predeceased by her son Luke Anshelm Edman. She is also survived by grandchildren, Sylvie Edman, Marcus Williams, Luke Earls, Elias Earls, Jennifer Edman Chan, Rachel Edman White; and two great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Davida Hyams and Dr. Harold Nemuth.
A celebration of life will be held Aug. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Maudsley Arts Center, 95 Curzon Rd., Newburyport, MA 01950. Arrangements were made by the C. Frank Linnehan & Son Funeral Home, Haverhill, MA (978-372-1534).
Michael J. Papasidero
Michael J. Papasidero, formerly of Port Washington, passed away on Aug. 2, 2007 in Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Papasidero and his brother James Papasidero. He is survived by his daughter Jo-Ann Gambert (Joe); his grandson Landon Gambert; his son Steve Papasidero (Tammy); his brother Joseph Papasidero (Agnes); and his sister Carmela Vlahos (John); and many nieces and nephews.
Mike was a past Exalted Ruler of the Port Washington Elks Lodge. Services were held Aug. 4 at Beaches Chapel Church in Florida. He will be remembered for his warm smile and greatly missed by his family and many friends.
Nancy Fairchild Caban, 64, a longtime resident of Port Washington, died Aug. 3, 2007. Mrs. Caban attended East Islip High School, Wells College and Duke University. She worked in advertising and as a paralegal for the New York State Attorney General's office and as an investigator for the Federal Trade Commission. She was the paralegal for the 26 states suit against Microsoft for antitrust violations. She was active as a Cub Scout den mother, a Girl Scout troop leader and as a member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Port Washington.
Beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband Louis of Garnet Valley, PA; son Timothy of Malvern, PA; daughter Sarah Reju of Washington, DC; brother Stephen Fairchild of Laughlin, NV; and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to: Attn: Kallie, The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center, 9th floor, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032 (212-305-1319). Make checks payable to The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig MDA/ALS Center.
A memorial service will be held on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Boothwyn, PA. Interment private. www.paganofuneralhome.com.