Harriett Fersh, 95, of Cocoa Beach, Died Peacefully Aug. 25 With Her Loving Family

40-year resident of Cocoa Beach

Harriett Fersh, 95, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, died peacefully on August 25 in the company of her loving family. A 40-year resident of Cocoa Beach, she was an untiring advocate for the protection of the city s green spaces, beaches, and wildlife.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Harriett Fersh, 95, of Cocoa Beach, Florida, died peacefully on August 25 in the company of her loving family.

A 40-year resident of Cocoa Beach, she was an untiring advocate for the protection of the city s green spaces, beaches, and wildlife.

Fersh was an accomplished sculptor, a successful real estate agent, and an adventurous world traveler. She and her young family lived in India for a year during her husband’s Fulbright Scholarship in the 1950s.

Fascinated by Asia’s art and culture, she frequently returned over the years, eventually creating her own popular travel business in which she led small group tours to India, China and Egypt.

Fersh was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Seymour Fersh, and her son, Donald Fersh. She is survived by her daughters, Susan (Richard) Johnson and Maryl (Gary) Schapiro; grandchildren Alexis (Kristopher) Karnauskas, Claire (Kevin) Sale, Anna Schapiro (Michael Arcaro), Benjamin Schapiro, and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a family service for Fersh, the spouse of a World War II-wounded veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to Good Shepherd Community Care (gscommunitycare.org)

HOT OFF THE PRESS! July 25, 2022 Space Coast Daily News – Brevard County’s Best NewspaperRelated Story:
HOT OFF THE PRESS! July 25, 2022 Space Coast Daily News – Brevard County’s Best Newspaper

The post Harriett Fersh, 95, of Cocoa Beach, Died Peacefully Aug. 25 With Her Loving Family appeared first on Space Coast Daily.

Read at the Space Coast Daily