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Edward A. Siff, 83, of Worcester and Coral Springs, Fla., died Nov. 24, at the Jewish Healthcare Center of Worcester. He was the husband of Merna (Medlinsky) Siff. A native of New London, Conn., he was the son of Adele (Grodsky) and Hy Siff. He graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Education. For 35 years, he was a teacher of Business, Department Head, and Guidance Counselor at Shrewsbury High School. He was the director of Camp Naticook in Merrimack, N.H. for 20 summers. He was a founder, member and long-time director of the Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, in whose new building the Board Room is dedicated in his name. He was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Israel, and over the years held many offices including that of president. He was honored as Beth Israel’s Man of the Year. He was involved with many community organizations, including the Worcester Chevra Kadisha, the Jewish Healthcare Center, Worcester Community Hebrew High School and the Zionist Organization of America. He served the City of Worcester as a Commissioner of Trust Funds for 16 years. In addition to his wife of more than 60 years, he is survived by three daughters, Tamar Magdovitz and her husband, Samuel, of Philadelphia, Pa., Penina Richards and her husband, Bruce, of Atlanta, Ga., and Dahlia Kalvinek and her husband, John, of Sutton; seven grandchildren; his sister, Lois Bachner and her husband, Peter; and his nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Israel, 15 Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, MA 01609; the Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609; or to a charity of the donor’s choice. MILES FUNERAL HOME

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