Obituaries


Arthur Edelman

Published: January 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

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(Bee file photo)
(Bee file photo)

Arthur Jay Edelman, 92, of Ridgefield died the morning of January 30, with his six children, Sam, Sally, Toni, David, Mary, and John, their families, and his godchild by his side. His loved ones say he peacefully joined Theodora, his beloved late wife of 66 years. He was born July 19 1925, the youngest child of Beatrice and Samuel Edelman of the Bronx.


Mr Edelman was a World War II veteran, a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, a famed innovator in the leather and design industries with a former business in Newtown, and a great collector of fine art. But, more importantly, he is remembered as a passionate 6'6" man with a contagious laugh, whose love for his 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, friends, and family was unsurpassed.


In addition, Mingmar, Jangbo, and Silvano, his devoted support team, gave him the comfort and ability to live life to the fullest.


His farm in Ridgefield is a testament to his creativity and love of sunsets, color, and form. His flowers and sculptures are constant reminders of his love of beauty and life.


The family will be sitting shiva Thursday, February 1, from 2 to 6 pm, and Friday, February 2, from 4 to 7 pm at the family's home in Ridgefield.


Memorial donations can be made to Danbury Hospital at danburyhospital.org or to the VNA of Ridgefield at ridgefieldvna.org.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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