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Edith Katchen

Edith Katchen

Edith Rose Katchen (Amster), 99, of Randolph died April 12, 2020. Born in Roxbury, Mass., her family first relocated to New York and then to Newark, where she grew up. She later lived in Hillside and Randolph.

Mrs. Katchen worked for the U.S. Postal Service during World War II. Afterward she worked as a cashier at the Royal Restaurant in Newark. She attended Beauty Culture School and was employed at Golda Jewel Salon in Newark. After her children were born, she worked at Watson Bagel in Newark and Irvington, including many Saturday nights.

She was a member of the Sister Kenny Polio Club that later became League for the Handicapped. She enjoyed played volleyball recreationally in Hillside.

She was a member of the Randolph Senior Club.

Predeceased by her husband, Kermit, she is survived by three sons, Barney (Vicki) and Harold (Robin) of Randolph and Marc (Debra) of Galesburg, Ill.; a sister, Florence Bernstein of Woodbridge; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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