Edythe Scharlop

July 8, 2017
Edythe Scharlop

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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 12, 2017
    Ken Hudson says:
    Know you have many years of memories to comfort you for the rest of your life even if you never get over missing her.

  • July 13, 2017
    Gloria P Smith says:
    My most sincere sympathy to you and your family. Edythe was a true friend, a very independent lady who enjoyed life and loved her family and friends . I will never forget her, but will remember the fond memories.

  • July 15, 2017
    Joanne Braxton and family says:
    Blessings on the memory of your beloved Edythe. What a well-lived life. Please accept our condolences, and may you be comforted in the time of sorrow and separation. Blessed be!

  • July 15, 2017
    Berna & Joe Heyman says:
    Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

  • July 15, 2017
    Eileen Maeso says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.