Adele Herwitz

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Adele Herwitz |    (Obituary in the Boston Globe newspaper)

HERWITZ, Adele 92, of Dedham, formerly of Brookline, died Sept. 4 after experiencing a major stroke........A woman ahead of her times, she developed a high-powered career championing the causes of nurses around the world. Born April 21, 1919, in Swampscott, MA, one of four sisters. Served as captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II. Earned bachelor's, then master's degree in nursing administration from Columbia University. Began long career as nursing-association executive in 1952. Loved being "in the thick of things." Represented American Nurses' Association at Martin Luther King Jr's famous Walk on Washington. Invited to tea with the Queen of England. Lived life to its fullest. Enjoyed taking classes, eating at local delicatessens, and delighting in the company of friends and relatives. Will be remembered for her lively wit and legendary matzoh balls. Predeceased by her elder sisters Martha (Herwitz) Brem and Ruth (Herwitz) Adelson. She leaves behind her youngest sister, Barbara (Herwitz) Axelrod; four nephews (Peter Brem, Jerome Brem, Andrew Brem, and Steven Axelrod) and one niece, Joan Axelrod-Contrada; and their families. Also leaves many close friends and professional associates, including "fourth sister" Thelma Shorr and protegee Virginia Maroun.

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