Edith Haubrichs (1925-2014) died after a long and adventurous life. Edith was born in Berlin, Germany where she enjoyed a happy childhood. She met and married Frank Haubrichs in Berlin in 1943. She spent her life traversing three continents and learning four languages. She obtained a business degree in Germany prior to moving to Rio de Janeiro. They immigrated to the US in 1956. Edith worked at Bank of America in Los Angeles for 20 years and became a trust officer handling investments for many Hollywood celebrities. When Edith and Frank retired, they returned to Germany and lived in Drove, a small village in the Eifel for 19 years. There they continued to enjoy travels and hiking with old and new friends. When Frank died in 2000, Edith returned to the U.S. to be near her daughter’s family in Chapel Hill.
Edith was an excellent seamstress who sewed and knitted for all members of her family, especially her two grandchildren. Her other hobbies included reading and surfing the internet for news in German and American newspapers, investment analysis, bridge, quilting, going to the theater and symphony, and walking. Until recently she traveled frequently to visit relatives and friends in Germany and California. She was deeply committed to her family, to life-long friends, and to the many new friends she made at her new home in Carol Woods.
Edith was predeceased by her husband, Frank, her sister, Lilo, and her beloved cat, Miezi. She leaves behind a family who will deeply miss her. They include her daughter Evelin Brinich, son-in-law Paul M. Brinich both of Chapel Hill, grandson Paul E. Brinich, his wife Michelle T. Brinich, and their daughter (and Edith’s great-granddaughter) Zoe Blaire Brinich of California, her grand-daughter Anya L. Brinich of Norway, and nieces Dorith Thon and Gabi Thissen, and nephew Klaus Obladen, and her sister-in-law Ruth Haubrichs all of Germany. A small gathering in her honor is planned later in the year. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her name to the Carol Woods Charitable Fund (Campus fund) at www.carol woods.org