January 6, 1944 – October 22, 2020
Fredda Kwitman, longtime resident of Scarsdale, died at home on October 22nd at age 76. She fought ovarian cancer for over five years with grace and courage. Ultimately it was a battle she could not win. Born in New York City, she graduated from the High School for Performing Arts (FAME). She then went on to graduate from Queens College, followed by a masters degree in social work from NYU. Upon completing her masters program, she continued to pursue her interest in therapy by attending and graduating from the Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Fredda’s professional career as a therapist encompassed a private practice as well as working at the Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center. After retiring from private practice, Fredda continued to expand her awareness and mind through many adult education programs and groups. She joined multiple book groups and became passionate about meditation, finding comfort and peace in the practice. A longtime After retiring from private practice, Fredda continued to expand her awareness and mind through many adult education programs and groups. She joined multiple book groups and became passionate about meditation, finding comfort and peace in the practice. A longtime member of the Scarsdale Synagogue, where she felt a great sense of community and connection with the clergy and members. It would be remiss to speak about Fredda without mentioning the incredible partnership she had with her husband Harold of 39 years. They met in 1979 at Fire Island, NY at an Appalachian Mountain Club weekend. As she would later say “he chased me until I caught him.” As a couple they traveled throughout the world. Their greatest joy was spending time together on their sailboat, including weekends on the Long Island Sound and longer trips to Cape Cod and Maine. Fredda loved spending time with her family and enjoyed when everyone could get together. Holidays such as Thanksgiving and Passover were always a highlight. She is survived by her husband Harold, brothers Alan and Andrew, son David (Rachel), daughter Liz, and grandchildren Bennett and Amalia. Fredda taught us about kindness, compassion and friendship. She will be remembered for her amazing spirit and strength. She will be missed by all. Donations in her memory can be made to "Jewish Programs" at Westchester Jewish Community Services (www.wjcs.com).
Monday, October 26, 2020