In Memoriam: Edith Shrensky Glock
1927 – 2021
The community mourns the passing of Edith Shrensky Glock, 94, a longtime community leader, educator and dedicated professional and volunteer for many decades at the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, who died on Dec. 30.
JCFR CEO Daniel Staffenberg noted, “Edith was a force, spending decades making an impact as a professional and volunteer for the Federation, JCC and numerous other organizations throughout Richmond. Edith exemplified the qualities of an Eshet Chayil, a woman of valor. She was quick with a smile, strong and dedicated to community, professional and kind to all.”
Anyone who spent any time within the Federation during her 32-year tenure knew and loved her from the JCFR professionals to board members and hundreds and hundreds of community members. During that time she managed the Federation’s community calendar as well as the community database, worked on the Reflector and welcomed all with her beautiful smile and joyous personality.
Countless Hours Volunteering
Edith was an active member and spent countless hours volunteering at many Jewish organizations including president of the Jewish Women’s Club, vice-president of programming for Hadassah, serving as a board member for Temple Beth-El’s sisterhood, as well as for the Weinstein JCC, Congregation Kol Emes, Rudlin Torah Academy and Jewish Women International.
She was recognized for her many contributions and was honored as the Golda Meir/Women of Valor recipient, Sophie Stahl Memorial recipient and was honored with Rudlin Torah Academy’s Chesed Award along with her husband, Dr. Eugene Glock (OBM).
Many people offered online reflections at her Virtual service. The following are some of these:
- Edith was a bright light in Synagogue, discerning, intelligent, reliable, caring, joyful, knowledgeable, and kindhearted; always thinking of others. We will miss her.
- Edith Glock is a pillar in the community. Goodness and kindness. Her family is in my thoughts.
- My memories of Edith are so bright. She could always make me smile. What a lady she was. She taught me how to work to stay positive and present to the moment! May her memory be a blessing.
- Edith was a kind, warm, funny, and strong woman. She gave so much to her community, her friends, and her family.
- Edith was so warm and wonderful and made everyone with whom she interacted feel special. Her smile lit up the room.
- She was indeed a Woman of Valor.
- Edith was a shining light in our community. She will be greatly missed, but remembered fondly.
- A cornerstone of our lives – Edith and Gene were pillars in our community. Sweet, kind and gentle. Edith Glock was a woman of great strength. A dedicated and committed individual.
- A rock of her family. She brought people together. She was sweet, friendly. and always there for those she loved. She thrived being around others.
May her family find comfort in the knowledge that so many share their loss and that she will live in the memory of a grateful community.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth-El or the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.