CarolCarol Edelsohn, a 40-year resident of Marina del Rey, passed away peacefully June 2 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular disease. She was 79.
Edelsohn was born on April 7, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY.
She spent her early career as a teacher and later became the first licensed female stock broker in California, friends said.
An entrepreneur, she was a co-founder of the National Association of Women Business Owners in Los Angeles and the First Women’s Bank of California. Later, she owned the La Paloma Las Flores Hotel on Catalina Island.
Always immaculately dressed, Edelsohn lived a full life and was known as a very warm, giving person, her friends said. She always had a sense of humor and kind things to say, friends added.
Before her illness, she was active as a recreational dancer, water skier, tennis player and swimmer.
She is survived by her daughter Elyse Filderman, son-in-law Carl Edwards and her sister Joan Grober.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #115, Los Angeles, 90064. Information, (310) 479-4456. The family will be holding a memorial service and a remembrance of her life, which will be held at the Marina City Club, 4333 Admiralty Way, Galaxy Ball Room, third floor, in Marina del Rey from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23. 310.991.4182.

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