Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Evelyn R Eder

March 26, 1921February 11, 2020

EVELYN RABINOWITZ EDER, age 98, of Beachwood, OH and Winfield, IL, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 11th 2020. Evelyn was born on March 26 ,1921 in Cleveland, OH to the late Ben Richman and Minnie (Karmison). Evelyn married Ben Rabinowitz in 1950 and Sam Eder in 1983. Twice widowed, she was mother to the late Susan (Bernard) Behan and Brian (Jocelyn) Rabinowitz, and step-mother to Lawrence (Edna) Eder and Stuart (Lillie) Eder. She is also survived by her grandchildren Amanda, Taliana and Bekira Rabinowitz and Mike (Debra) Eder. She was the sister of David (the late Renee) and Arthur Richman, and a beloved aunt of many.

Evelyn will always be remembered by those who knew her as a kind and caring woman with a razor sharp wit. Evelyn was a fighter who survived breast cancer in her 40s and multiple illnesses in her 90s. Evelyn loved nothing more than being surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful chef whose holiday meals are the stuff of legend. Evelyn loved sharing stories, wise sayings, and family history. She was a self-less person who always put the needs of others ahead of her own. Evelyn was very meticulous and was a bookkeeper for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for many years. She was interested in history, the arts and politics. She strove for grace, forgiveness, laughter and celebrating the good in the world and in others. Visitation will be held on Friday, Febraury 11, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. at Berkowitz Kumin Bookatz, 1985 S. Taylor Rd., Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Graveside funeral services will follow at 1:30 p. m. at Bet Olam Cemetary, 25796 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122. For more information and to leave family condolences, please visit https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/cleveland-heights-oh/berkowitz-kumin-bookatz/4246?utm_source=google_my_business&utm_medium=organic


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Rory Cahn

February 14, 2020

Hello Brian,
I just learned late today of your mother’s passing. I, along with my mother and my sister are truly sorry to hear. I took my mother to see your mom about one and a half years ago at Myers. It was such a nice visit. I would have taken her to visit your mother more recently but I had major surgery one year ago and have been limited with driving.
I am sorry that we couldn’t be at the service today but I truly didn’t see the notice until this evening.
I will tell my mother when I’m with her tomorrow. She is now 86 and although in decent health, she does have dementia. We are grateful that it’s mostly limited to short term memory. She does remember many things and she certainly knows me, Amy and all about family. Mom was always close to and so fond of Aunt Evelyn.
I hope you and your family are well. My condolences to you at this time.
All the best, Rory

Antoinette Kizak

February 14, 2020

Evelyn was my mother-in-law for almost 30 years and I have really missed seeing her and spending time with her and deeply mourned her loss. She was very welcoming to this shiksa and never made our differences in religious backgrounds an issue. The first time I met her, Brian brought me home for an Evelyn dinner (brisket) and I promptly got a migraine and had to spend the night! She took it in stride, gave me an ice pack and accepted me and didn’t criticize me or think I was a bad wife to her son as is the stereotype of a Jewish mom whose son marries a non-Jew. I didn’t even know that Hanukah candles disappeared! I thought she had blown them out like birthday candles, and removed them, but she didn’t get upset with me at my ignorance. We had hundreds of good times over the years just eating and talking and laughing and hanging out with Brian and my daughters and often with my mother, Tillie, too. She and my mom and sister, Mare, were truly good friends and for that I was always thankful. An afternoon with them was sure to bring laughter and good memories. Evelyn shared with me her blueberry muffin recipe, taught me about potato kugel and briskets, green pea potage, and chicken paprikash. I learned to love matzah ball soup! One always associated a good meal with Evelyn. She sure could cook! She sure could she eat! “Put down the lobster” now, Ev. Rest In Peace. I hope my daughters learn from your example and stay kind and loving and honest all their days ...