Edna Ruth Rang passed away Dec. 1 at the Westhampton Care Center. She was 96.She resided in Riverhead and was formerly of Corona, Queens. Edna was a cancer survivor for many years.
Edna was well known as a volunteer for many organizations she cared about, some of which were ARF in Hampton Bays, the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center, the information booth in Riverhead, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall on Peconic Avenue and Riverhead Free Library, where she led the poetry group for many years.
She graduated from Suffolk County Community College and was very pleased with her many accomplishments. Edna enjoyed the arts, reading, writing poetry, sketching and painting watercolors. She also loved nature, long walks and learning.
Edna’s great passion in life was animals and their causes and she donated her property to Kent Animal Shelter. With friends, she used Have-a-Heart traps to capture cats and their babies and have them neutered and spayed; then she would continue feeding them at her own expense.
Edna worked for the Social Security office in Riverhead and Riverhead Free Library for many years. She had a great personality and was very quick-witted and intelligent. Edna had many friends, a generous heart and an infectious smile. She laughed and smiled and was fun to be with.
She was well loved and will be greatly missed.
This is a paid notice.