Ed Lipton

FALLS VILLAGE — Ed Lipton, 76, died in New York City on Jan. 23, 2011.

He was born in 1934 in New York City, the son of Sara and Michael Lipton.

In the 1950s, Ed signed up for a week at Camp Isabella Freedman, which was then a vacation spot for young adults. He enjoyed that week so much that he extended his stay.

Rita (Weisberg) Friedman

SALISBURY — Rita (Weisberg) Friedman, 88, died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2011, of heart failure after protracted respiratory illness.

She was the widow of Sidney Friedman and was his devoted wife until his death 10 years ago.

She was a retired teacher and co-author of “The Letter People,” an elementary school reading program still used by schools nationwide.

She is survived by her beloved son, Alan Friedman of New York City and Salisbury, and his wife, Marylene; and her grandchildren, Marc and David Aaron Friedman.