Shirley R. (Ebenstein) Garshman, 92, of Lincoln, died Dec. 8. She was the widow of Saul Garshman. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Samuel and Jeannette (Aronson) Ebenstein. She was raised in Worcester, where she lived for most of her life. She moved to Boston in 1996 and then to Lincoln to be close to her children and grandchildren. She graduated from Vassar College with a dual degree in anthropology and sociology, where she was a student of Margaret Mead. She received a Masters in Social Work from Boston University and continued her education, adding two more Masters degrees while raising a family, and continued to take university classes after moving to Boston. She worked on the original edition of Our Bodies, Our Selves. She was a docent at the Philadelphia Zoo .Her favorite pastime was performing in community theater as an actress, singer, and dancer. She was a long time member of Temple Emanuel and was active in its Sisterhood, B’nai Brith Women, Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women. She is survived by a daughter, Dr. Jennifer Garshman­Hertzel; a son­in­law, Daniel Hertzel; two grandchildren, Hannah Rose Hertzel and Samuel Henry Hertzel of Lexington; long-time companion, Herbert Botwin of Lincoln; and a brother, Norman Ebenstein and his wife, Shirley, of Boca Raton, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made to Pets for The Elderly Foundation, 530 E. Hunt Hwy, Ste 103, PMB 472, San Tan Valley, AZ, 85143, RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN.


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