Edith H. Brechter
Edith H. Brechter
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Edith H. Brechter, 94, of Port Ewen, NY, passed away Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at Ten Broeck Commons in Lake Katrine. She was born March 4, 1927, in Teaneck, NJ, to the late Elias and Frances (Roese) Hinman. She was the wife of the late Frederick H Brechter, Jr., he died on August 8th, 2018.

Edith was a graduate of Teaneck High School, Class of 1945. Edith married her loving husband Fred on February 12, 1949 and they raised three wonderful children. After the children were in school, Edith worked at various places as a secretary, until she retired from SUNY Oneonta. Following retirement, Edith and Fred moved to Port Ewen.

Edith was a faithful member of the Reformed Church, and currently a member of the St. Remy Reformed Church. Edith enjoyed church activities, singing in the church choir, church socials, golfing with Fred, roller skating, spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren, reading mystery novels and crossword puzzles.

She is survived by her children, Steven Brechter and his wife Christina Madriguera of New Albany, OH, Rev. Dr. David M Brechter and his wife Mary of Port Ewen, and Carol Brechter of Ulster Park, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by her brothers Robert and Kenneth Hinman.

The memorial service will be Saturday, January 15th, 11 am at the St. Remy Reformed Church, 534 Main St., St. Remy. Inurnment will follow in St. Remy Rural Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Remy Reformed Church, PO 1022, Port Ewen, NY 12466 or Ulster County SPCA, 10 Wiedy Road, Kingston, NY 12401 Arrangements under the care of Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, Port Ewen, NY. To leave an expression of sympathy, please visit



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Saint Remy, New York 12401
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  Melanie Banks on Jan 16, 2022

A true servant of God, I will always remember her beautiful smile, her kindness and generosity. Edith served as a role model for me and many others for what it means to be a good and faithful family member of Christ. She will be missed

J Janet Urgo on Jan 15, 2022

My Aunt Edie will remain a part of my heart forever. I cherish the life full of happy memories I enjoyed while being close to her and Uncle Fred. Until the last couple of years I spoke to both of them via phone conversations we shared. They enjoyed hearing about my life......both the good and bad. Their words of wisdom and love always helped. I have and will miss them both until the end of my time on earth. We will then meet once again in Heaven.

K Kathy Kirby on Jan 9, 2022

Candle"Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you.................

K Kathy Kirby on Jan 8, 2022

I remember Edith as lighthearted and gracious, a very kind woman with a great sense of humor. I know she will be missed, but she will be remembered! She now rests in the arms of Jesus.

Kathy Kirby



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