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Visiting Hours Begin April 9 for Dr. Paul R. Edelman

Dr. Paul R. Edelman, 73, a longtime Peekskill-Yorktown resident, died April 5, 2014. Born on December 2, 1940, son of the late Alfred and & Dorothy (nee Bernstein) Edelman.

He served in the United States Army from 1966-1968. Paul was a graduate of the New England College of Optometry. He was a member of the American Optometric Association; and also was on the SUNY College of Optometry College Council. Paul was a local optometrist and ran his own practice, Dr. Paul R. Edelman & Associates, for over-40 years in the Peekskill and Yorktown area.

He was very well known in and around the City of Peekskill and surrounding areas. Paul was an active member and past-president of the Peekskill Lions Club. He was also a proud member of the Peekskill Fire Patrol Rescue #134 for 27 years; serving as past-President and present vice-President, and also as chaplain; respectfully known there as “Doc”.

Paul loved life; above all he enjoyed gardening and the beach especially in Long Beach, NY.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Joan (nee Malerba) Edelman; and his 3 sons, Andrew (Paula Finnerty) Edelman, Barry (Christine Kelly-) Edelman and Robert Edelman; and also his 2 grandchildren, Van and Drew Edelman. He is also survived by his sister, Carol Goldstein and his nephew, Todd Goldstein. And his beloved friends & patients.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 9th from 7-9pm and Thursday, April 10th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at the E.O. Curry Funeral Home, Peekskill. A Funeral Service will be held 10am, Friday, April 11th at the Temple Beth Am, 203 Church Pl., Yorktown Heights, followed by interment in the Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the Peekskill Lions Club, P.O. Box 205, Peekskill, NY 10566. To offer condolences, donations or for directions, please visit; www.eocurryfuneralhome.com
Anthony DeVito April 09, 2014 at 10:25 PM
Dr. Edelman , was my friends father, my friend, my eye doctor. a fellow lion, a good man a man always ready tp help, and give his opinion. he will be missed.

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