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1d                                  Auszug vom  Nachruf  fuer Frau Edith Ascher

The Telegraph, (Nashua, NH) - January 30, 2007

 

"Edith Ascher Melnick, 93, of 55 Harris Road, Nashua, formerly of Manchester, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 28, 2007, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua.

 

Mrs. Melnick was born Jan. 2, 1914, in Siegmar [-Schoenau, b. Chemnitz; Anm. PSeifert]  Germany, daughter of the late Felix and Betty (Heide) Werner. She was a Holocaust survivor and immigrated to the United States in 1940, making her home in Manchester for many years. She later resided in Florida for several years.

 

She was the widow of Alfred Ascher, who died in 1983, and Sam Melnick, who died in 2002.

 

Mrs. Melnick was a successful businesswoman who co-owned Modern Appliances & Furniture in Manchester with her first husband for many years.

 

A devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mrs. Melnick loved traveling and visiting casinos around the country. She was an accomplished bridge player who enjoyed knitting and ceramics, and followed the stock market.

 

Mrs. Melnick was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun of Manchester for more than 60 years and devoted a lot of her life to the Hadassah.

 

Besides her husbands and parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Heinz and Paul Werner.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Sonia C. Ascher of Hollis; a stepson, Jeffry Melnick of Los Angeles; three grandsons, Barry Sanel and his wife, Ava, of Carmel, N.Y., Nathan Sanel and his wife, Amy, of Penacook, and Matthew Sanel of Portland, Maine; and four great-grandchildren, Max, Isabel, Allison and Aaron Sanel.