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  אלול 16, 5771 , 15/09/11

Abba Eban's Widow Dead at 90

Suzy Eban, the widow of Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, passed away, Thursday, at the age of 90. In addition to being active with Abba Eban from their marriage in 1943S, she served as president of the Israel Cancer Association for 38 years.

She is survived by two sisters, two children and two grandchildren. Her nephew, Knesset member Yitzchak Herzog, said her story, recorded in a biography published last year, was the embodiment of the Zionist story and her efforts garnered respect. He recalled her as wonderful, beloved aunt who left behind a splendid heritage of activity and contribution to her people and the state. Her funeral is scheduled for Sunday a the Kfar Shemariyahu cemetery. More specific details are pending.

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