Edith Konove died at age 92, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina after a full and active life. She was born to the late Tess and John Rosenbaum in Boonton, NJ where she was raised and graduated from high school. Her late siblings, Arthur Rosenbaum and Adele Barraro passed some time ago.
Married in 19434, Edith and Carl Konove enjoyed 643 years together before he died in 2007. As a faculty wife at Newark College of Engineering (NJIT), Edith became friends with many of Carl’s colleagues and their wives and children. Much of their social life revolved around the college and his math department colleagues. Upon his retirement, Carl and Edith traveled, mostly with Elder Hostel (now Road Scholar) trips, both across North America and throughout the world. This kind of travel suited Edith’s thirst for learning. They also devoted their energies to staying physically fit and active for the balance of their lives. Active members of the Tennis Club of Palm Beach and the Chapel Hill Tennis Club, Carl played tennis right until his death at 91, while Edith continued playing well into her late 80’s. An avid reader, and intelligent conversationalist, Edith read at least two newspapers every day, listened to NPR and network news regularly and belonged to book groups throughout her life. Another long-term interest was the theater, and Edith and Carl delighted in taking friends and their children to the theater groups where they had seasonal memberships. She nurtured friendships with a wide range of cultured and interesting people, making any social gathering at Edith’s house a fascinating place for conversation.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Simon, her husband Terence Moran and her son, Paul Konove, his wife Alicia Ravetto, and grandchildren, Adrian Simon, Kayla Simon, and Janai Simon. Edith also leaves behind five great grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Condolences can be sent to: Paul Konove, 1459 Redbud, Pittsboro, NC 27312.