Edith Fulda Estate Gift

Mrs. Edith Jacoby Fulda, was born in Towanda, PA in 1925, the baby sister by more than ten years to her devoted brother Howard. Edith grew up on the Jacoby family farm, one that her older brother managed for the remainder of his life and left in legacy to her.  She enjoyed a 39-year career with the Pennsylvania Electric Company where she met and later married Mr. Fred Fulda.

Both Edith and Fred were active in the Towanda area, Edith through Rebekah Lodge, Pennsylvania Electric Company Retirees Club, the French Asylum United Methodist Church, and through her love of schnauzer dogs.

In her 80s, Edith began to consider her legacy and enlisted her nephew and niece Terry and Theresa Fulda to assist. They encouraged Edith to make a lasting difference in the community where she lived and worked, to veritably give where you live.

Edith, taking that message to heart, elected to make the Jacoby-Fulda legacy one that would generously support the greater Towanda community with a $1.5 million bequest to Guthrie Towanda Memorial Hospital and the associated Skilled Nursing Unit where she herself had been a patient.

After Mrs. Fulda’s passing at the age of 88, Theresa and Terry Fulda presented the bequests on her behalf at a special luncheon in early 2016 where they shared, “It would give Edith Fulda great pride and comfort to know that her years of hard work and commitment will benefit the great people of her beloved Bradford County for many years to come.”

As a lifetime resident of Towanda, Mrs. Edith Jacoby Fulda’s gift will directly impact the community she lived in. Through her bequests, Edith Jacoby Fulda also supported the Towanda Public Library, Towanda Fire Department, Wysox Volunteer EMS, Wysox Volunteer Fire Company, and the French Asylum United Methodist Church.