Edith Kosches Avedon

April 9, 1937January 16, 2021

Edith Avedon, 83, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 in her home in Matthews, North Carolina. She was with her husband of 63 years, Donald Avedon.

Born April 9, 1937 in the Bronx, New York, she was the daughter of the late Morris Kosches and the late Lena Leff Kosches. She grew up in New York City and spent summers in Lake Mohegan, NY, where she met Don. Edith received a degree in Dental Hygiene and was a dental hygienist before having her children. Later, she raised her children in Potomac, Maryland. When her children were older she studied Interior Design. She and Don were fortunate to travel the world and then retired happily in Bluffton, SC for 20 years before moving to the Charlotte, NC area.

Edith was a devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She cherished her family more than anything. She loved to host and attend family events and holiday meals. Edith was also creative and made many lovely paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics over the years. The family will treasure her art and recipes. But most of all they will remember her kindness to all and her big heart.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Avedon; two children, Roy Avedon (Patti) of Bluffton, SC and Marcia Avedon (Charles Farrar) of Mooresville, NC; and four beloved grandchildren, Monica Farrar Miller (Garret), Alden Farrar, Mitchell Avedon, and Spencer Avedon; one great-grandson, Grayson Miller; as well as her sister Janet Winegarden (Joel) of Hunt Valley, MD.

Due to Covid restrictions, a limited attendance funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Monday January 18th at the Hebrew Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina.

For those wishing to send memorial gifts, please consider the American Heart Association of Greater Charlotte (


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, January 18, 2021



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Nadim Dagher

January 22, 2021

Dear Marcia

My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother . It is always hard to lose a parent , may her soul rest in peace.
I pray for peace and strength to you and the family during this time .
Nadim Dagher


January 20, 2021

Dear Marcia,

No words can express the loss of a beloved one.
I share your grief and present to you and your family my most sincere sympathies.
Kind Regards

Ann De Man

January 19, 2021

Hi Marcia and your beloved family,

I have not known your mother in person but you and I talked several times in our catch up meetings about our parents and you always speak very proudly and with a lot of love about both your mother and father. So I am very sad to hear that such a wonderful person as your mom passed away.
I herewith want to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Hope you find the strength with your family , your friends and so many colleagues across the world.
Kind regards,

Ann De Man

Inge Michiels

January 19, 2021

Dear Marcia,

Sincerely sorry to hear about your loss.
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

Kind regards,


January 19, 2021

Dear Marcia,
Ann informed us about the sad news that your mom passed away last week-end. I am sincerely sorry and I imagine your sadness. These are difficult times and I send you my sincere condolences.
All my thoughts are with you and your family,
Valérie Foulon

Nadia Patry

January 19, 2021

Dear Marcia,
My most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother, no matter how old we are, it is never easy to lose a parent. My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve.
Kind regards,

Arthur Dunn

January 19, 2021

We are praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation

January 18, 2021

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation clergy, lay leaders and members offer their condolences to the family of Edith Kosches Avedon.  We hope that you are comforted by warm memories and support of family, friends and community.  
May her memory be forever a blessing.

Linda Kempster

January 18, 2021

Don, my heart goes out to you after a lifetime of happiness with Edith comes to such an abrupt end. Your success and leadership was made possible by her unending support and love. I am so glad you had those 20 happy years in Bluffton and that you could share the next journey of a place of safety and continued service. In this time of sadness, do not forget that you have many NCC AIIM friends who mourn with you, even as far away as Arizona and New Mexico. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob grant you the peace that passes all understanding. "Hamakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar availai tziyon ee yerushalayim." Linda and Mark Kempster

Malaika Chehab

January 18, 2021

Extending my deepest sympathies to you and your family.