Evelyn Ginensky, 'a great life'

Evelyn Ginensky , who had strong political beliefs, with Bill Clinton in undated photo.
Evelyn Ginensky , who had strong political beliefs, with Bill Clinton in undated photo.
Posted: November 12, 2012

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."

Ginensky described her mother, who was married for 68 years, as "a really smart woman who ... made it possible for her children and her grandchildren to have terrific lives."

One of the last things her mother told her, she said, was: "I had a great life."

Mrs. Ginensky is also survived by her husband, Herbert; son Steven Ginensky; and three grandchildren.

Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Beth David Reform Congregation, 1130 Vaughan Lane, Gladwyne. Burial will be at Haym Salomon Memorial Park. After the service, the family will sit shiva at the home of Ginensky and her husband, Andy Rogoff.

Contributions can be made to the Corps Member Education Foundation of Teach for America at www.stayclassy.org/fundraise?fcid=212513


Contact Susan Snyder

at 215-854-4693 or ssnyder@phillynews.com.

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