Ada Frankel Schein, 84, of New York City died Aug. 14, 2018. Born in Tel Aviv in 1934, she was 14 when Israel was declared a state. She served two years in the Israel Defense Forces and then travelled to the United States.
She received a degree in psychology from Columbia University’s School of General Studies. She met her late husband, Clarence Jacob Schein, after being admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain; he was the surgeon who admitted her for “observation” and they were married six months later.
Mrs. Schein was a pianist who continued to play even in the last weeks of her life, and had a love for the arts.
Predeceased by her husband in 1981, and her companion of many years, George Schillinger, she is survived by two daughters, Aviva (Steve Rich) of Montclair and Amy (Robert Piccarillo) of Pennington; a brother, Arik Frenkel of Israel; and four grandsons.
Services were held Aug. 16 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.