Ruth R. Greenberg-Edelstein, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on November 24, 2009. Professor Greenberg-Edelstein taught Psychiatric Nursing.
Private services will be at the convenience of the family.
Ruth R. Greenberg-Edelstein, 87, of Syracuse, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 24, 2009. Ruth was a professor of psychiatric nursing at Rutgers University and Upstate Medical Center. She was also a radical feminist and socialist. Ruth was a member of the Socialist Party, USA, served as chair of the Central New York Local, several terms on the National Committee and was an editor of Socialist Women, Mujeres Socialistas," a publication of the SP Women's Commission. In addition, Ruth was a WWII army nurse, reaching the rank of lieutenant. Ruth was also an accomplished pianist, writer and visual artist. Her verve and fertile imagination brought joy to all those who knew her. Books and articles written by Ruth Greenberg-Edelstein included themes of advocating for the rights and status of women in nursing. Her books include Nurturance Phenomenon: Roots of Group Psychotherapy, and a novel, The Chopinst. Ruth is survived by her children, Daniel and June; grandchildren Susan and Jake; a niece; two nephews; sister Lillian Wolfson; and brother-in-law Herb Wolfson. Her husband, J. David Edelstein, died July 20, 2009. Ruth was an inspiring mother and loyal friend. She will be missed beyond words. Birnbaum Funeral Service Inc.
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