Nedra Israel Harkavy died after a brief illness on April 12. She was predeceased by her husband, Victor. She was a dedicated and loving mother of Karen Toker (Cyril) and Kenneth Harkavy (Lorraine); devoted grandmother of David (Julie), Rachel (Richard), Brook (Mark), Sara (Taylor) and Victoria; and loving great-grandmother of Maya, Adina, Alexander, Adam and Brynn Riley. She had a special knack of telling a good story and could always come up with the appropriate homily for every occasion. Nedra had committed her life and career to the education of children, both at home and in schools systems in Connecticut and Virginia and at Temple Sinai of Newport News. She was a founder of the program for gifted children in the Hampton City Schools. Nedra will be missed by her family, colleagues and many friends. Services previously held. Donations may be made in her honor to: templesinai-nn.org, ncjw.org or harshalom.org.