Edith Gutkin Daman, of Silver Spring, died at 104 from pneumonia. During her years at Hunter College in New York City, and at Columbia University where she got her master’s degree, she took modern dance lessons, and later studied with Martha Graham. Daman taught elementary school in the Montgomery County Public Schools, and was an officer with the National Council for Jewish Women. She also volunteered with the Friends of the National Zoo and the Butterfly Exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Farbstein; sons, Daniel C. Gutkin and Ted Gutkin; and grandsons, Len Gutkin and David Gutkin. She was predeceased by first husband Leonard Gutkin, in 1963, and second husband Leon Daman, in 1994. Donations can be made to Planned Parenthood.
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Edith Gutman Daman. She was my mother’s first cousin and I lost touch with her after my mother death in 2006. I would so much like to be able to speak with her family. Edith kept up with my mom through the years even coming to Atlanta for family weddings.