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 Edna Mae <I>Seibold</I> Bradler

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Edna Mae Seibold Bradler

  • Birth 6 Dec 1937 Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 27 Nov 2007 Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 23129178

Edna Mae Bradler (nee Seibold) was my Mother. She was the most wonderful Mother in the world, as well as a fantastic human being.

Edna Mae was the daughter of Alfred and Florence Seibold. Her younger siblings were Ruth and Alfred, Jr. When Edna starting working she would buy her sister & brother a little "love gift" every payday. She worked in Human Resources at Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. where she met and later married my Father, James Edward Bradler, on September 12, 1959 at the Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack. Their reception was at the Maywood Inn. They were married over 48 years and still very much in love. Their marriage was to be admired. They were the parents of Janet Elaine and James Edward Bradler, Jr. ("Jimmy").

Edna worked at the Ridgewood Library for 25 years. She worked in the Children's Room. She was a wonderful storyteller. She purchased many elaborate puppets for storytelling out of her own money. The children loved her. They called her "Miss Enda". Her favorite holiday was Halloween. She said, "I love Halloween because everyone can celebrate it, no matter what religion you are." She'd often dress up in a costume and sit on the step with candy for the children. One year she dressed as Red Riding Hood, made cookies and brought them door to door to the neighborhood children in a basket. She loved making ghosts out of lollipops and the children loved them.

When a person asked Edna what hobbies she had, she'd reply, "I travel the world with my husband." Paris, France being her most favorite trip. She was an avid Star Trek fan for many years. She loved cats since she was a child. My Mom was an excellent cook. She and my Father watched cooking shows and loved to look through cookbooks together. She was very patriotic. My Mother and I hung yellow ribbons around the trees in the front yard during the Gulf War for the troops.

My Mother was unselfish, considerate and a had a fantastic sense of humor. She laughed a lot and had a very upbeat, bubbly personality that was to be admired. She was strong and always the one to take care of things. Her Sister, Ruth, said many times to me, "Edna Mae was more than a Sister to my brother and I, she was like a second Mother to us". My Mom made childhood fun. On St. Patrick's Day my brother and I would wake up to green milk with our breakfast. She brought up my brother, Jimmy, and I not to be predjudice. She always told us, "Everyone is equal, everyone is the same."

She was the strongest, bravest person I've ever known. Losing her Mother and Son within just nine months. She had such courage when she was diagnosed, her only concern was how it would hurt her loved ones. She told me more than once she wasn't afraid of passing. That was the only comfort I had to hang on to.

She is now reunited in heaven with her beloved son and her parents and grandparents. My Mother was gracious, generous and compassionate. She told a friend of her's years ago, "what's mine is yours." She wanted to be remembered as a lady, and she shall be.

There was an article in the Bergen Record newspaper about my Mother on December 2, 2007. It was a true tribute to her life, showing how she gave so much to the community. Thank you, Jay Levin, for the wonderful article.

I love you, Mom. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for your unconditional love and for always supporting me in any choice I made. Thank you for being my Mother. How honored I am to be able to call you my Mother. How lucky I am to be your daughter. Thank you for being my best friend. I long for the day when we are together again. See you later, my dear, beautiful Mother.

"Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

Cause of death: Inoperable Brain Tumor

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  • Created by: Janet Setchel
  • Added: 27 Nov 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23129178
  • Janet Setchel
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edna Mae Seibold Bradler (6 Dec 1937–27 Nov 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23129178, citing Hackensack Cemetery, Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Janet Setchel (contributor 46611670) .