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Claire Bridge

Claire Bridge

May 27, 1934 - February 2, 2021
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    Friday, February 5th, 2021 |
    When
    Friday, February 5th, 2021
    Location
    Private
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    Private
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Donations are being accepted for:
National Education Association Foundation

1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Jewish Community Services

5750 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215

Obituary

Claire Bridge, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021 at the age of 86. She is survived by her children Sherry Bridge, Jeffrey Bridge (Erin Malone), Bonnie Bridge, and Steven Bridge, her sister Bunnie Bialek, her grandchildren Madison Jones, Alexander Bridge, and Matthew Platt, and by her great-grandson Jackson Wayne Jones.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to National Education Association Foundation, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or Jewish Community Services, 5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when circumstances allow. Please post a memorial message for Ms. Bridge on Levinson's website to be notified of future important dates as they become available.
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Peggy Land

Posted at 04:40pm
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasures fill your hearts with love and bring you peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

AF

Alan Feiler

Posted at 09:45am
So sorry to hear about the passing of Mrs. Bridge. Our families lived in the same building at Carriage Hill Village many years ago, and I occasionally ran into her in the community and we would catch up. She was truly a lovely person with a kind smile and a friendly, caring manner. May her memory always be a blessing to her family and those who loved her.
SB

Sherry Bridge

Posted at 08:05pm
Ima Sheli-my mother
To the world you were one person, but to me you were the world! You didn’t have much, but we always felt like we had everything. You didn’t leave millions in your bank account, but left a legacy with much more!
When you left this world, I not only lost my mother, I lost my friend, my ally, my supporter, my advisor and my light at the end of the tunnel when my days seemed so dark, I turned to you.
Your selfless acts of kindness, your wisdom, patience and your love for family is a memory that will live forever and give me strength.
I love you with every single part of my being, and you were and always be the Gold Standard!!
Forever, I will miss you and love you, Sherry
LG

Leslie Glickman

Posted at 05:00pm
To the family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Cousin Claire. She was a sweet, caring women, who kept in touch with me for many years after my mother passed away.
DA

Deborah Austin

Posted at 01:38pm
Miss Claire,
I sure am going to miss you at afternoon Bingo. It's not the same without you. Your family is in my prayers. May you rest in peace. Debbie
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Roslyn and Leonard Goldheim

Posted at 01:41pm
Roz and I send our sincerest condolences to the entire Bridges Family; Claire was a wonderful person and will be missed by all of us. May her memory be for a blessing!!
JB

Jeff Bridge

Posted at 12:53am
Sherry and Jeffrey with our dear mother Claire. July 13, 2020
JB

Jeff Bridge

Posted at 12:50am
Claire and her mother, our grandmother Lillian.
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Lynne and Larry Bridge

Posted at 07:14pm
Dear Sherry, Bonnie, Jeffrey & Steven,
Larry and I were so very sorry to hear about your mom. Although, it's been many years since we've seen her we will always remember her fondly! Please take comfort in your wonderful memories!
DJ

Dee Josephs

Posted at 05:26pm
To The Children Of Claire Bridge: So sorry to hear about your beloved mother's passing! She was a long time friend and shared so many wonderful stories about her children who made her so happy. She will never be forgotten. Remember all of the good times you had with her! My sincere condolences to you and your family!
JB

Jeff Bridge

Posted at 04:43pm
Claire’s 4 children...Sherry, Jeffrey, Bonnie, Steven. Vintage mid to late 60’s. Please check back periodically as we will be posting many pictures from “over the years” of our mother’s life.
SR

Shirley Rubin-Rollins

Posted at 04:06pm
My dear friend Claire. I will remember you and miss you always. We shared many joyful times together over the many years of our friendship. Claire was an amazing and dedicated mom. Sherry please know that I will remember my beautiful friend always and my heartfelt condolences to you and your brothers.
BC

Beth Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 02:30pm
Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Claire Bridge, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.
BB

Barbara Berman-Katz

Posted at 11:20am
To the family of Clair Bridge. My sincere condolences to your entire family on the loss of your beloved mother Clair. We used to sit together at Beth Tfiloh during the holidays. I remember Bonnie and her grandson whose name I cannot remember now. I could see how devoted she was to them. We would meet in various places and would stop and have a nice chat. To Jeff although we have never met I read what you wrote , what a beautiful tribute. May the entire family rejoice in happier times together and her memory be for a blessing.
May she Rest In Peace.
Barbara Berman-Katz now living in Florida
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Phylis Schuchman

Posted at 10:48am
Sherry and Family,
Sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. May G-d give you and yours strength during the Shiva and all the days ahead !
When someone you love becomes a Memory,
The Memory becomes a Treasure.......


The Memory becomes a Treasure..........
SS

Sara Saiontz-Hayes

Posted at 10:06am
Jeffrey and Sherry (and families), my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May her memory be a blessing to you [all], especially during this difficult time.
SF

Sherri Fox

Posted at 07:28am
So sorry for you loss.
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Mary Joan Levin.

Posted at 12:37am
Beautiful memorial to your mom. So sorry for your loss of a beautiful woman inside an out.
JB

Jeff Bridge

Posted at 09:20pm
(Tucson, January 22, 2021, edited)
With my bike parked under a mother mesquite tree, I stand at the Rincon Mountains Overlook, overlooking my favorite mountain range. I feel dwarfed by the magnificent desert hills before me, a shiny half moon looking down at me. Basked in sunshine, light winds swirling around me.

This morning I spoke to our dear mother Claire who is in the sunset of her life, this life as we know it on our dear mother earth. I told mom I love her but she knows that. Tell her anyway. My mom’s life was all about her children. She lived a simple life preceded by a hard life, mostly devoid from love, except from her children. We really were all she had, therefore she had everything she wanted.

My mom has suffered from advanced dementia which started less than a year ago. This has been scary for her yet in retrospect for me perhaps a comforting way to spend your last days. When you really don’t know what’s going on around you. Nothing to reason.

This picture is our mom at age 22, the year she had her first child, my sister Sherry. She was, and is, an “American Beauty”. Fittingly this morning I chose to recite the lyrics of a song to mom, from the Grateful Dead’s album American Beauty, produced over 50 years ago.

Before my recital I reminded my mom I was still a little upset with her when she met Jerry, Bobby, Billy and Phil in an elevator at the 4 Seasons hotel in Washington DC. When my mom realized who she was surrounded by, she told the gentlemen that her son was a big fan. Mom ... that’s it? No autographs… No guitar pick… No VIP tickets… No phone numbers? I finally forgave her today. 😉

As I write this recount of what could be my final 2-way conversation with my mom, I realize I have nothing to forgive her for. Only to be Grateful for. Unconditional love.

I take so much comfort that God will now protect my mother for eternity. Mom, backatcha...don’t forget your sweater. I will see you again.

I love you with all of my being.

—-
Attics Of My Life
Lyrics: Robert Hunter RIP
Music: Jerome Garcia RIP

In the attics of my life
Full of cloudy dreams unreal
Full of tastes no tongue can know
And lights no eye can see
When there was no ear to hear
You sang to me

I have spent my life
Seeking all that’s still unsung
Bent my ear to hear the tune
And closed my eyes to see
When there were no strings to play
You played to me

In the book of love's own dream
Where all the print is blood
Where all the pages are my days
And all my lights grow old
When I had no wings to fly
You flew to me
You flew to me

In the secret space of dreams
Where I dreaming lay amazed
When the secrets all are told
And the petals all unfold
When there was no dream of mine
You dreamed of me
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