Thelma “Temmie” (Goldberg) Stone-Magun, 96, of Allentown, PA, formerly of West Hartford and Colchester, CT passed away on Monday September 1, 2014. Born on November 13, 1917, in Willimantic, CT, she was the daughter of Daniel “Zaydel” and Rose Luchnick Goldberg of Colchester, CT. Temmie grew up in Colchester attending public schools and graduating from Bacon Academy where she was a member/starter on the 1935 Girls Basketball State Championship Team. She then attended the University of New Hampshire where she received her BA in Education. She continued her education receiving her masters from Columbia University School of Education and her sixth year certificate from the University of Connecticut. Her accomplishments in the field of education were well known. Throughout her long career, she held positions such as teacher, assistant principal, principal and interim superintendent in the Colchester Public School System. Her first teaching position was at the North Westchester Elementary School followed by the Dublin School, Central School and Halls Hill Elementary School. Temmie was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife, sister and daughter who took great pleasure and pride in being a successful teacher/administrator who always loved teaching her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husbands Attorney Louis R. Stone and Dr. Benjamin Magun and a brother Bernard Goldberg. She is survived by her two children, Elissa Shedroff and her husband Steven of Allentown, PA and Elliot Stone and his wife Sheila of Glastonbury; grandchildren Marc Shedroff and his wife Tracy, Joshua Shedroff and his wife Monica, Zachary Stone, Rachel Stone and Erika Stone; and four great-grandchildren Ryan, Kaitlyn, Benjamin and Theo Shedroff. She is also survived by four siblings Belle Rosenblum, Ada Leff, Harold Goldberg, Nathan Goldberg and thirteen nieces and nephews.
Services will be held gravesite at the Colchester Jewish Aid Cemetery located on Gillette Lane, Colchester, CT at 1:30pm on Thursday, September 4, 2014. A period of mourning (Shiva) will be observed Thursday at 7pm, Saturday at 7:45pm and Sunday at 7pm at the home of Elliot and Sheila Stone, 227 Chestnut Hill Road, Glastonbury, CT. Donations in memory of Temmie can be made to the American Heart Associationor the charity of your choice.