01.10.17

Sary (Medvedow) Aiden

Sary (Medvedow) Aiden, 97, formerly of New Haven and Hamden, died Monday at The Jewish Home for the Elderly, Bridgeport, CT. Born in New Haven, April 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Gertrude (Rashin) Medvedow. She is survived by a daughter Edith (Dede) and Richard Lebov of Orange, CT., and two grandchildren Rachel and Daniel Lebov. She also leaves her devoted caregiver, Shana Curry of Bpt, CT. She was predeceased by a son, Kenneth J. Aiden of Baltimore, MD, a brother, Leon A. Medvedow of Milford, CT, a sister Rhea Holtz of Westport, CT , and a grandson Kenneth P. Aiden of Baltimore, MD. She was a longtime employee of New Haven Redevelopment and volunteered for children at Worthington Hooker School in New Haven, CT. Graveside funeral service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Beaverdale Memorial Park, Pine Rock Avenue, New Haven, CT. A period of Mourning will be observed at Dede and Richard Lebov’s home following the services. Memorial contributions may be made to The Jewish Home for the Elderly, 4200 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 in her honor.

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3 Comments

  1. Robert Echter said,

    01.12.17 at 2:36 am

    Dear Dede and Family, Our heartfelt sympathy from our entire family for you. Love, Bob and Family

  2. Marge Eichler said,

    01.12.17 at 2:20 pm

    Sary not only volunteered at Hooker but she was a wonderful tutor to my daughter with dyslexia. Sary was quite a character, a task master who took no prisoners! Great lady! Great tutor! She certainly made a difference in children’s lives.

  3. Beth Ann and Judy said,

    01.13.17 at 3:40 am

    Aunt Sary and our mother, Bess Henkin, met when both were expecting their first child.
    Being wheeled in strollers over New Haven’s cobblestones are an early memory. As the years passed, and since Kenny and Dede were the same ages as we were, it was natural that we’d be friends.
    At the house on Birch Drive, there was always something interesting to explore.
    Aunt Sary had her own style; she made the world’s best iced tea. Her brownies were the first we tasted. She had a no-nonsense attitude and a raucous sense of humor.
    She and our mother alternated the duties of president and treasurer of the Scrabble club, passing the same tired birthday cards back and forth for years. They shared books they rented from Malley’s book department, and made it to many shows at the Shubert.
    Aunt Sary, you outlived them all; blessings to you.
    Dede and Richie, we’d be there if we could, sending love.