Edith Katznelson Arrick, Ed.D.

At her home in San Francisco on Jan. 21, 2015 at age 89. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Myron S. Arrick, married for 53 years; loved and admired by her children Robert (and Janet), David (and Andi), Bradley (and Danielle); cherished by her dear brother and sister-in- law Gordon and Doris Katznelson, and late brother- in-law William and sister-in- law Irene Arrick. Edith was a loving grandmother to Zachary, Dillan, Noah, Eli and Ryan.

Edie was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and received her B.A. from the University of British Columbia, a master’s degree in genetics from U.C. Berkeley and doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco. While at Berkeley, Edie was a founding member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority.

While raising three boys, Edith began her teaching career at S.F. State University, inspir- ing numerous students in the biological sciences. While at State, Edith also served as a dean of undergraduate studies, where she counseled students on successfully re-entering college. She was enthralled by science and nature and served as a docent at the California Academy of Sciences.

Edie supported many causes and volunteered for several organizations, including Hadassah, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Edith was passionate about the State of Israel, traveling there many times to visit her large family and many friends. In addition to Israel, Edie and Mike enjoyed traveling to many places around the world. Later, as Mike embraced sailing, Edie learned how to be the first mate and was an incredible hostess on the bay and beyond. She could fill up a room with her infectious laugh and was loved by many.

Services were held at Sinai Memorial Chapel in San Francisco, followed by interment at Eternal Home Cemetery, Colma. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity close to your heart are preferred.

Sinai Memorial Chapel 415-921-3636