Edna Publicer was born in 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. Her parents, together with her grandparents, immigrated from Russia. Edna’s grandfather was a professional Chazzan, and her father was a wholesale stationary salesman. She had one brother. Edna attended Hunter University at the age of 16 in 1939. When she graduated, she became a first-grade teacher and remained one for the next 71 years! Edna got married in 1943 to an army Air Corps pilot, who later entered the alcohol business. She taught in Plainview, NY. Edna also earned her Masters Degree as a reading specialist. She had one son and one daughter. Her son won the Presidential Award as counselor who specialized in Addictions. He just retired at the age of 71 and he in Portland, Maine. Her daughter was a lawyer in charge of The Council for Anti-discrimination in Boston. Sadly, her daughter past away at the young age of 50. After retiring in 1981, Edna and her husband moved to Summer Tree, Florida. Her husband passed away in 1998, at age of 92. Edna moved to the ALF so as not to be alone. In a few weeks, Edna is moving to Miami Jewish Health Center. We will miss her. She is the self-proclaimed Gabbia of the program, giving out the Shabboxes in her building, and convincing others to attend our classes.