Edythe Scharlop

July 8, 2017
Edythe Scharlop

Edythe Scharlop, of James City County Virginia, died peacefully on July 8,

  1. She lived to age 95 with an unusually positive outlook, great perspective and wisdom, and a tremendous love of people.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Scharlop, brother Gerald Nitzberg, and her parents Abraham and Ada Nitzberg.

After graduation from Walton high school in the Bronx, NY, she completed undergraduate studies at NYU, Washington Square College, and a Masters in Social Work from Smith College.  Her early work included the Community Service Society and the National Council of Jewish Women where she helped to settle immigrant students in the United States.

She worked at home raising two children to school age, and then she worked for 20 years as a Geriatric Social Worker at Elmhurst Hospital, a division of Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

She was genuinely concerned and involved with everyone she knew – a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and professional woman.

She is survived by her children, Beth Scharlop (Roger Schultz),  Alan Scharlop(Mary) ,  grandchildren Ali, Sam, Alana and Conor and many relatives and friends.

The family wishes to thank the compassionate staff at Sentara Wound Care, Comfort Keepers, Edgeworth Park, and Hospice Community Care, for all their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Avalon Williamsburg Shelter, FISH, Inc. of Williamsburg, or an organization of personal choice.

A memorial service is planned for August 2017.   The details will be announced.


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  • July 10, 2017
    Mark Lewis says:
    Jeannie and I want to express our condolences at time of your loss. I have fond memories of spending time with Alan at the Scharlop's apartment in Long Island City, NY, and Edythe always greeted me warmly and made me feel at home.

  • July 11, 2017
    Debra Gussman says:
    I grieve with you at this time of loss. I celebrate with you the memory of your wonderful mother.

  • July 11, 2017
    Cynthia Campbell says:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Your mother was a joy to be around, a very loving person and remarkable woman.

  • July 11, 2017
    Cynthia Campbell says:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you!

  • July 11, 2017
    Diane Johnson Corderman lit a candle:
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