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Obituary: Edith S. Makler

Edith S. Makler, 91, died July 12, 2019, of pancreatic cancer.

Born in New York on April 18, 1928, Mrs. Makler graduated from the University of Arizona in 1948, married Howard Makler in 1949, and returned to New York to start a family. The family resettled in Tucson in 1966. Mrs. Makler worked for more than 20 years as the administrative assistant to the head of the cardiology department at the UA Medical Center. Her community involvements include, most recently, serving on the Jewish History Museum board, the Sisterhood of Congregation Or Chadash board, and the HOA board of her community.

Survivors include her children, Mariane Anderson of El Mirage, Arizona, Ken Makler (Tracey Hunter) of Tucson, and Lee Makler of Peoria, Arizona; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held at Congregation Or Chadash, with Rabbi Thomas Louchheim officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.