Eva Seigel

Obituary of Eva Seigel

Eva Greenbaum Seigel, wife of the late Attorney Samuel Seigel of Springfield, MA, died February 7, 2009 in Sarasota, FL at the age of 98. She was born June 4, 1910 in Lowell, MA and at an early age moved with her family to Haverhill where she attended the local schools and received her Bachelor's Degree in music from Lowell University and her Master's Degree from Springfield College. She also attended Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. Mrs. Seigel resided in Springfield for 48 years and was the Supervisor of Vocal Music at local elementary schools. She directed the All-City Choral Group as well as the Youth Choir at the Kodimoh Synagogue in Springfield. Mrs. Seigel served on the Springfield College Teacher Training Advisory Board and as Director of Music Activities at the Shriner's Hospital. In 1980 she was honored by the Massachusetts Western Music Educators for her service to music education and in 1991 recognized by the Rhode Island Music Education Association. Mrs. Seigel was a member of the National American Orff-Schulwerk Association, a Charter Member of the New England Orff Association, the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Music Educators Association, the Florida Music Educators Association and the Tuesday Morning Music Club. She was a Life Member of Hadassah, a member of Temple Shalom in Newport, Rhode Island and Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key, Florida. She is survived by her two sons Dr. Lester Seigel of Arlington, Virginia, and Gerald Seigel of Longboat Key, Florida, daughter-in-law Suzette Seigel; eight grandchildren, Jonathan and Suzanne Seigel, Laura Seigel, Jay and Tara Seigel, Christopher Barnas and Scott and Jennifer Barnas; and five great-grandchildren Eliza, Abigail, Nicholas, Noah and Lauren. Services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd, Middletown, RI. Burial will take place at Beth Olam Cemetery in Middletown. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Samuel and Eva Seigel Scholarship Fund, Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, 02842. For more information, please visit www.onhfh.com
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