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February 28, 1939 - August 29, 2016

Edelburg was born on the eve of WW2 along the Polish-German border. After suffering through the horrors and deprivations of WW2 from infant to young adult she was determined to pursue a better life in the USA. After having found themselves to be in East Berlin, Edelburg and her mother escaped from communism hidden in barrels of nails in a truck. At the age of 12 she registered to immigrate to the USA and after 3 years the request was granted. She worked upon arrival in the USA and worked throughout the majority of her life. She went from working piecemeal sewing to cook to adult education teacher to Director of Food Service for nursing homes. Her desire to improve her lot and the lot of others motivated her in life. She was President of the PTA in Merrick, NY and was given lifetime appointment when she retired from the position. She was married to Richard P. Trenkler until his death in 2003. She bore 2 sons, Richard and Michael. She also has 3 grandchildren, Alayna, Lydia and Julius. She touched the lives of many and will be missed by all.

A Memorial Gathering will be at 7 pm on Thursday, September 8, at McCormick Funeral Home, 205 East Main, Caledonia. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

May our beloved sister rest in peace.


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