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Darryl Bernard EDELMAN

Male 1938 - 2011  (73 years)

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  • Name Darryl Bernard EDELMAN 
    Born 3 Jul 1938  Tulsa, Tulsa County, OK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 2011  Houston, Harris County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Dec 2011  Emanu El Memorial Park, Houston, Harris County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (1) Obituary, Houston Chronicle, Houston, TX, Dec. 21- Dec. 25, 2011:


      DARRYL B. EDELMAN was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 3, 1938, to Sara and Jules Edelman. Upon completion of Central High School in Tulsa, he attended The University of Oklahoma and was an active member of Pi Lamda Phi fraternity. He graduated from the School of Business at The University of Oklahoma and was awarded membership into Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society.

      In 1956, Darryl married Lynn Kagan where they enjoyed 51 years of friendship, devotion and true partnership. In 1960 Darryl moved to Houston, Texas and began a career in retail and sales. Shortly thereafter, he formed Kagan Edelman Enterprises, and was well known and respected for his successful skills in commercial real estate development. He was an active Board Member of Heights State Bank, Allied Bank, Southwest Bank of Texas and Stewart Title Company. Darryl was a generous philanthropist and gave countless hours to Seven Acres Jewish Geriatric Center.

      Known to most as "Big D", he had an incredible sense of humor and a larger than life personality that made him endearing to all those around him. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and tennis player. He loved watching all sports and supported the entire local professional as well as college teams, but nothing competed with his love for OU Football.

      Darryl passed away December 19th, 2011 and was laid to rest at Emanu El Cemetery December 21, 2011. He is predeceased in death by his parents; Sara and Jules Edelman, Ann and Morris Kagan and numerous aunts and uncles.

      He is survived by his wife, Lynn Kagan Edelman, children Lori and Stuart Speer, Karen and Mark Edelman, grandchildren; Zack and Matthew Speer, Jared and Anya Edelman, sisters Ellan Potasky and Sheila Husted and numerous beloved cousins.

      The family is especially grateful for the long time friends and caregivers of Darryl who have been by his side with loyalty and love. The constant presence of Dr. Norman Berkman has always been appreciated and will long be remembered.

      The family requests memorial contributions in memory of Darryl Edelman be made to JDRF; 2425 Fountainview Drive, suite 280, Houston, Texas 77057 attn: Molly Naylor or Seven Acres Jewish Geriatric Center, 6200 North Braeswood, Houston, Texas 77074.


      Darryl Bernard Edelman
      Birth: Unknown
      Death: Dec. 19, 2011, Texas, USA

      DARRYL BERNARD EDELMAN, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM in the Kagan-Rudy Chapel of Emanu El Memorial Park, 8341 Bissonnet. A more detailed obituary will appear in this Sunday's Houston Chronicle.

      Published in Houston Chronicle on December 21, 2011

      Burial: Emanu El Memorial Park, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

      Created by: Joel Farringer
      Record added: Dec 22, 2011
      Find A Grave Memorial# 82266177
    Person ID I38890  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father Jules EDELMAN 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sara (EDELMAN) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lynn Frances KAGAN 
    Married 1956 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 09:55:40 
    Family ID F16747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart