OBITUARY

Edith Barbara Sienkiewicz

August 6, 1937April 13, 2018
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Edith Barbara Sienkiewicz, age 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida passed away on Friday April 13, 2018. Edith was born August 6, 1937 in New York, New York.

The woman that taught us all about unconditional love and that family was what mattered most is now cheering us on from heaven. She lived for her family and enjoyed every moment she was able to spend with them.

She didn’t have things, she had us!

She loved sports, coaching cheerleading and cheering from the sidelines - she was always there supporting whatever team or sport her kids/grandkids were part of!

She became everyones Grandma Edie throughout the years and was always proud of that title.

She was elegant and fashionable and would never go out without her makeup.

No matter who she was to you Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma, Grandma Edie, Aunt, Friend or Coach, know that you all held a special place in her life and she would not have changed any of it!

Please share any special memory or moment with us, so all can smile, laugh and honor the woman we all loved.

We are planning a Celebration of Life and We truly want it to be a Joyous Celebration of her Life Lived, not the life lost.

Celebration of Life arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn Funeral Home South in Davie, Florida.

Edith will be missed dearly.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnsouth.com for the Sienkiewicz family.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Service Friday, April 20, 2018
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Tina Greene

April 22, 2018

Bob and I have had so many wonderful memories from the past 25 years we’ve known Grandma Edie .. I’m really not sure where to begin ... but I suppose one super special one would be spending the day with her having lunch and shopping for her dress for Kristen’s wedding at Boca Town Center - we had so much fun sending Pam pics from the dressing room getting your opinion whether they were thumbs up or down and when we picked the perfect dress - we were both so excited to show you!!!! I absolutely loved spending time with her being her shopping buddy and being part of your extended family!!!


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Holli Bush

April 21, 2018

I meet this beautiful lady 24 years ago. From "Pam's mom, Edie", she became Grandma Edie to all the kids in her grandchildren's circle. She was a lady that demanded respect and she deserved it and received it. Even though she was physically small, she walked tall and appeared tall. She carried herself well. In the last few months of her life, I was able to get to know her as a friend. Even when she was feeling weak she always greeted me. Weekly conversations were always entertaining! As I would open her room door, I never knew what I was going to get along with her huge smile and wicked laugh and it was deep from the heart. She loved to talk about politics, her family and of course the gossip about the goings on around her and she didn't hold back. Our time together was never dull and mostly laughter and I thank her for that. She made my day brighter. She was the sunshine in my weekday. I will miss her.

William Bogan

April 21, 2018

It was late December, 1951. We were on the train moving from New York to Miami. I had just turned 3 and Edie was 14. I asked Edie where we were going and she said we were moving to Miami. I ran around the train telling people we were moving to Edie's Ami. How prophetic for a three year old because in one real sense this was "Edie's Ami." Edie lived life to the fullest, and I can say I am proud to be her brother! I love you Edie.

Annie Chaskalson

April 20, 2018

My afternoon with Edie started when I went to Pam's condo to check in. She was comfortably reclined watching her favorite soap opera, and she quickly explained the last 20 years of what went on. We started talking about the dresses on the actresses and critiqued each one...from there we continued our fashionable opinions to those on Dr Oz and then on to the lady weather reporters. Edie was irritated that the dresses on these women were way to tight and inappropriate, and that each of them would benefit from an afternoon shopping at Ann Taylor! To cap the afternoon off, we browsed online at Express for blouses! I left the condo totally amused with a bold fashion statement straight from the master's lips ringing in my ears..."Donald Trump's ties are horrible and entirely too long!"

Geri Fink

April 20, 2018

I remember my Aunt Edie as a smart, feisty, strong woman that loved deeply and was never afraid to tell you what she thought. I have so many memories of her and some that are stories about her. One of my favorite stories is one her mother told me, my Gram. This particular story was told over and over, like that story your child asks you to tell and you don't need the book to recite it.

When my aunt was a young girl she took the trolley to and from school. Back then, there was no school lunch and so you came home instead. You were supposed to return to school after lunch. Each day my aunt was given money for the trolley. Each day she took that money and spent it on candy. Each day she walked home from school with a belly full of candy. Each day Aunt Edie did not eat her lunch. On this particular day, with a belly full of candy, my Gram made her a soft boiled egg. Gram explained, "I don't know why I made her a soft boiled egg, because I knew she did not like them." Well, as you can guess Edie did not eat that egg. Gram got so mad at her she threw the egg at her (which if you knew my Gram that was totally out of character). My Gram and Edie spent the rest of the day cleaning egg out of her hair. The thing is, I'm really not sure Edie learned anything from this. I always wondered if she continued to spend her money on candy, or if she became a good little girl after this. I like to believe if anything, she learned quicker reflexes after this.

Jennifer Ferguson

April 19, 2018

I honestly don't know where to start. Michele was the first friend I made when I moved to Florida at 6 years old and we immediately became inseparable and Edie became my second mom. She was my cheerleading coach from Cooper City Optimist through middle school and Western High. She was amazing...she always pushed us to be the best and as cheerleaders we were. Michele and I used to drive Edie crazy. We were always getting into trouble and then running to my house for shelter. Everyday after school Edie made sure we had hard Salami sandwiches. I remember during cheerleading camp we were allowed to eat and hang out on her bed. She was a close friend of my mom and when they were both single they would go to Vinnys and have a great time. Edie was an amazing mom. She was always there for all of us. No matter what Michele and I did wrong, she always protected us. She could be tough but she wanted us to be our best. She loved her family, her children her friends.... She had an amazing smile, attitude and love for life and her golf. I could go on forever about how amazing the beautiful Edie is but here is the proof.... She raised amazing children who also have amazing children. She was funny, loving, warm and beautiful. Part of my success in my life is because of lessons I learned from momma Edie. I feel blessed to not only have her beautiful daughter Michele as my oldest and most beautiful friend but I feel blessed for the lessons I learned about strength and love from the beautiful Edie. Rest peacefully beautiful lady! You will be missed and loved always. What an amazing legacy you leave behind. Your love, power and strength we will never forget.

Debbie Ceballos (Reynoso/Sienkiewicz)

April 18, 2018

Our condolences to you Pam, Freddy, Barry, Michelle, and families. We know how precious your mother was to you and we are feeling your pain. Our hearts, prayers, and thoughts are with you as you go through this painful time in your lives. We loved "Aunt Edie". She was generous, kind, and always made our family feel welcome in her life. We're so glad that she and our mother, Barbara, had each other to help raise their young families while in Chicago. We have many fond, vivid memories of your mom because she was such a vibrant person. We admire the way that she loved life, her children, and grandchildren. Now her bright light shines through you all and will continue forever. We are so sorry for your loss and heartbreak. Love from your Chicago Cousins: Ronnie, Debbie, & Lora

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

April 16, 2018

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

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Biography

Edith Barbara Sienkiewicz was known as many things to many people. She was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew her best, Edith will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       She was the daughter of George and Ruth Bogan. Edith grew up in Brooklyn, Rockaway & Miami Beach.

       She had 2 younger siblings, Harriet and Willy. Edith was usually involved in all sorts of activities with her siblings. She and her siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Edith had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. She enjoyed music and dancing and followed that passion.

       Empathic and loyal, Edith was committed to making her family happy.

      Edith worked hard to be a good mother to her children and she did her best to fulfill their needs. Edith was blessed with 4 children, Pam (Vinny), Fred, Barry (Debbie) & Michele (Tom). She loved her 2 Son In Laws Vinny & Tom, and Daughter In Law Debbie as her own and they gave her much love and laughter. Another blessing for Edith was the gift of 6 Grandchildren, Elysa, Kristen, Laura, Bryan, Danielle & Carly. Also was lucky to have 5 beautiful Great Grandchildren, Elliot, Brynn, Austin, Coy & Kaine. She had a huge extended family and there are many, many more that called her Grandma Edie and she will forever be loved by all!

      Fortunately, Edith enjoyed what she did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Edith worked diligently and did her best to succeed in her career. Her primary occupation was Sales. She retired from Burdines/Macy's after many years of working there. Edith always sought to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

      Edith enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were coaching cheerleading, art, travel, rooting on her children & grandchildren, Bingo, slot machines and most importantly spending time with family! She was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Edith found pleasure in sports. Edith was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following her favorite events whenever she had the chance to do so. Tops on her list were Cheerleading, Softball/Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Miami Dolphins, FL Gator Football & Basketball - Go Gators!

      Throughout her life, Edith was a doer and was always actively involved in professional and community organizations. Throughout her later years, Edith was an active member of the PTA, Democratic Club, Hadassah.

      Edith was a woman who took pride in upholding her beliefs. Politically, Edith was Democrat.

      Edith enjoyed traveling and time away on vacations. It was a chance for her to renew and relax, to visit new places and experience new things. Favorite vacations included cruises and any trips with family.

      Edith was a lover of animals and cherished her pets. One of her favorites was Nala!

      Edith passed away on April 13, 2018 at Hospice of Fort Lauderdale. She is survived by her 4 children,6 grandchildren & 5 Great Grandchildren.

      Simply stated, Edith was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by her family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Edith leaves behind her a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life she touched will always remember Edith Barbara Sienkiewicz.