Linda Irene Kawer, age 72, died on May 29th, 2021 at home in the town of Olive, NY. She was born on January 8, 1949 in Manhattan and raised in The Bronx. Linda was the second daughter of Polish immigrants, Milton and Celia Feldhendler.
Linda attended Bronx High School of Science before admission to Barnard College at age 16. She graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry. A Fulbright Scholarship took Linda to Hamburg, Germany to continue her studies in biochemistry from 1969-1970.
A Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University in 1985 became the foundation of her life's work. Linda's understanding of psychodynamics, neurobiology and human development led to a psychotherapy practice integrating the mind, body, and spirit.
In 2005, Linda with colleagues, created and built Stone Ridge Healing Arts, a facility providing professional health and wellness services.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Sandy Mann of Denver, Colorado.
Survivors include her life partner, Joan Zinter, her niece and nephews, Lisa Berkow of Denver, Bruce Mann of Toronto, Elliot Mann of San Clemente and their spouses and children.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local food bank. As a reflection of Linda's life, the family suggests providing an act of kindness to a friend, neighbor or stranger.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021at 10:00 AM at The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461
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