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Cesia Braunhut

Cesia Braunhut (Betteil), 90, of the Bronx died Aug. 28, 2015. Born in Cracow, Poland, where she graduated from ballet school, she survived the Auschwitz death camp from 1941 to 1945. She immigrated to the United States after World War II, first settling in Brooklyn. She also lived in Manhattan and the Bronx before moving to Livingston in 2013 and returning to the Bronx in 2014. 

Mrs. Braunhut became the co-owner, with her late husband, Karol, of the Ceil Braunhut Jewelry Company in New York City. She retired in 1975. 

She was a member of the New Cracow Friendship Society and a past member of the Conservative Synagogue of Riverdale, Bronx. 

She is survived by two daughters, Rose Dorothy Corn of Springfield and Helene Joyce Crescenzi of Boiling Springs, Pa.; a brother, Jack Betteil of Queens; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Services were held Aug. 30 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.

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