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Edith Lehr

Edith Gordon Lehr, 95, of Highland Park died Jan. 28, 2015. She was born and grew up in Elizabeth and later lived in Scotch Plains. 

Mrs. Lehr retired from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in 1992, having been a special education teacher for 19 years.

She graduated from Douglass College in 1941 with a BA in history and English, and received her master’s degree in special education in 1982 from Kean College. 

Following her retirement, she volunteered as a tutor, teaching English to Russian immigrants. 

She was involved with Temple Emanu-El in Westfield.

Predeceased by her husband, Francis, in 1977, she is survived by three daughters, Ellen (Michael) Brown of East Brunswick, Judy Lehr (Raymond Russell) of Riverside, Calif., and Karen (Kert) Sabbath of Bethany, Conn.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 1 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick.

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