Edward Menkin Obituary (2022) – Naples, NY


Edward Z. Menkin March 31, 2022 Edward Z. Menkin, 78, passed away on Thursday, March 31 in Naples, FL after a two week battle with acute leukemia. Edward was born on September 6, 1943 in the Bronx and lived with his brother and parents Herman and Mary and graduated from City College of NY and taught elementary and middle school children in NYC. Edward came to Syracuse in the 1960s and enrolled in the graduate program in the English department where he received his PhD. After several years of teaching as an associate professor of English at SUNY Upstate, where he met his wife Laurie, of 45 years; he then pursued his law degree at Syracuse university and was admitted to the NYS bar association in 1978. Edward worked as an Assistant District Attorney for two years before deciding to open his private practice in 1980 as a criminal defense and personal injury attorney. Edward excelled in his profession, receiving the recognition of his peers and ensuring all of his clients always received due process under the law. Edward was passionate about the pro bono work he did for his community and during the later years of his practice, he was honored to have served as a chair and member of the Onondaga County Bar Association Grievance committee. Edward is also recognized for his many charitable contributions to his community. He is known for his story telling, his sense of humor, his kind heart, and his great love for his family and the precious summers on Fourth Lake in Old Forge. Edward is survived by his wife Laurie, his brother Victor (Norma), daughter Sara Edsall (Dan), sons David and Jesse and his 3 grandchildren Aiden Edward, Michael and Noah. A celebration of Edward’s life will be at 4PM on Sunday, April 10th at Temple Adath Yeshrun. Friends may visit with the family immediately prior to the service on Sunday from 3-4PM at the Temple, 450 Kimber Road, Syracuse, NY To virtually attend the service, please visit www.adath.org, and press play button on StreamSpot box Temple Adath requires everyone entering the Temple must wear a mask throughout the service. www.sisskindfuneralservice.com Please leave Memories and Condolences on syracuse. com/obits

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2022.

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