Friday, April 13, 2012
EDYTHE KOFFLER JARVIK Eternal optimist, Edythe Koffler Jarvik, who always believed "everything works out for the best," died April 8, in Salt Lake City, UT, at the age of 96. Forever an adventurer, she moved West at age 91 from her home in Glenbrook. She loved to travel the world, throw dinner parties, wear pink, and have a good conversation. She was a great mentor and a great friend. She taught us to use the good china, that good things come in small packages, and that "your children are just on loan." Edythe was preceded in death by her husband and "best beau", former Stamford physician Norman E. Jarvik; her brothers Dr. Arthur Koffler and Joseph Koffler, and her sister Anne Koffler Roth. She is survived by her sister Fran Koffler Goldstein, Bloomfield, N.J.; daughter Barbara Jarvik, Los Angeles; sons Dr. Jonathan Jarvik (Mary Anne), Pittsburgh, and Dr. Robert Jarvik (Marilyn) New York; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and many favorite nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. The family would like to extend its love and thanks to Kathy Moll for making the last four years of Edythe's life full and beautiful and making her home "a little spot of Stamford" in Salt Lake City.