Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 21, 2014

Edna Faye (nee Dubbin) Sulat

WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. — Edna was born on Feb. 8, 1953, in Lake Worth, Fla., to the late Sidney Dubbin and the late Gloria Ann Brewer. She was raised in Bluefield, Va., by her maternal grandmother, the late Faye Brewer. She graduated from Graham High School in Bluefield, Va., and Palm Beach Junior College in Palm Beach, Fla.

Edna’s survivors include her husband of 33 years, Gerald A. Sulat of West Deptford; her sons, Israel (Pamela) Thompson of Mullica Hill and Zachary Sulat of Philadelphia; and sisters Deborah (John) Igoe of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Leslie Dubbin of San Francisco, Calif.

Edna retired in 2011 from the Social Security Administration in Philadelphia following a career of 36 years. She held several positions in offices in Bluefield, Va.; Chester, Pa.; Cherry Hill, N.J., and Philadelphia, including Service Representative, Claims Representative, Operations Supervisor, Technical Expert, and last worked as a Field Services Specialist who designed and built Security field offices in the Philadelphia region. After retiring, Edna volunteered at The Law Project of South Jersey in Collingswood as an advocate for aged and disabled people, assisting them with eligibility to public benefit programs and helping them to resolve post-entitlement problems.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Edna’s memory may be sent to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Development, 333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, PA. 19111. Donations will be used for colon cancer research.

A memorial service will be held at the Budd Funeral Home, 522 Salem Avenue (King’s Highway), Woodbury, N.J., at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 27. Friends and callers may greet the family between the hours of 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

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