Edwina Zujewskyj, a loving and adventurous woman who dedicated her life to education and exploration, passed away on April 18, 2023, in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA. Born on December 22, 1942, Edwina lived a fulfilling and interesting life that touched the lives of many.
Edwina was a proud graduate of Girls High and Temple University, where she pursued her passion for education and languages. Her love for learning and teaching led her to become one of the first volunteers to serve in President John F. Kennedy's Peace Corps, an experience that would shape her life and the lives of those she helped. Edwina's dedication to education continued throughout her life, as she became a beloved Spanish teacher at Germantown High School, using her multilingual skills to enrich the lives of her students.
In addition to her professional accomplishments, Edwina was known for her adventurous spirit. Alongside her husband, she traveled the world, visiting every continent except Antarctica. Through her travels, Edwina gained a wealth of knowledge and experiences, which she eagerly shared with her family, friends, and students. Her love for exploration and new cultures inspired those around her to seek out their own adventures and appreciate the beauty of the world.
Family was incredibly important to Edwina, and she is survived by her cousins Vince Stach and Edwin Connor, sister-in-law Tamara Zujewskyj (Douglas Brese), nephew Steven (Stefka Lytwyn) Brese, and niece Larissa Brese. Her strong family bonds and the support she provided to her relatives were a testament to her caring and loving nature. Edwina's family will forever cherish her memory and the impact she had on their lives.
Edwina Zujewskyj will be remembered as an interesting, adventurous, and loving individual who dedicated her life to the betterment of others. Her legacy will live on through the countless lives she touched as an educator, traveler, and family member. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Relatives and friends are invited to her Memorial Service 5:00 P.M. Friday, June 2, 2023 at The Philadelphian, 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130.