Evelyn Tennen Ginensky, 91, a devoted mother and retired office manager, died at her Philadelphia home Thursday, Nov. 8, after an extended illness.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Mrs. Ginensky had strong political beliefs, according to her daughter, Amy Ginensky, and even signed an affidavit in support of plaintiffs in the voter ID litigation.
Mrs. Ginensky had moved to Pennsylvania later in life, didn't drive and didn't have a photo ID, Ginensky, a lawyer in Philadelphia, said.
She routinely voted until last week's election, her daughter said.
"The sad thing was that because she became terminal late last week, she was not able to vote, and neither she, nor my father, who would not leave her for a moment, voted," Ginensky said. "My dad, though, said she smiled the next day when he told her the president won reelection, as this was very important to her."