Harriet Posner




Harriet Levin Posner, 85, died in Columbia, SC on July 1, 2019. 

Born November 16, 1933 in New York City to Clara and Ben Levin, she attended Hunter College High School, a college preparatory school for intellectually gifted children. She graduated from Brooklyn College with honors in 1954 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, a membership she proudly kept all her life.  Harriet on September 6, 1953 married Elliott Posner.

She lived in Latham, NY and worked as a teacher in North Colonie School District until retiring in 1989. After retirement, she lived part time in Columbia, SC moving there full time in 2012 to be near her daughter, Amy, and son-in-law, Rob. 

Harriet was a life-long member of Temple Beth El in Troy, NY and active in the Tree of Life Congregation, Columbia, SC during her time in Columbia. 

Harriet will be especially remembered for her love for her family and friends, her students, the arts and her treatment of all people with dignity and respect. 

Survivors include her sister and brother-in-law Gloria and Larry Katz (NJ), son and wife Alan and Renee Posner (CA), daughter and son-in-law Amy and Rob Scully (SC), grandson Matthew Scully (NY), granddaughter Rachel Posner (CA) and granddaughter Samantha Posner (CA). 

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Elliott Posner and parents Clara and Ben Levin.

Services will be held Sunday, July 7th at 1PM at Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180. Burial will be at Temple Beth El Cemetery, 51 Belle Avenue, Troy, NY immediately following the service. 

Memorial contributions are welcome at Temple Beth El, 411 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.

Thanks to Sheila Webb for her devoted care for Harriet, and the staff at The Palmettos, Columbia, SC for their help and support.