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Gideon and Rachel (nee Avner) Torrance of Solon, Ohio, announce the birth of their daughter, Madalyn Sara (Leah), on May 12.
Sharing in their happiness is big brother, Jacob Benjamin.
Joining in welcoming the baby are maternal grandparents Debbie Opper Avner, and Barbara and Steven Avner; along with great-grandmother Miriam Avner, all from the Greater Cleveland area. Paternal grandparents are Judith and Selwyn Torrance of Philadelphia, and B'Sheva and J. Thomas Russell of Kettering, Ohio. Madalyn is also blessed with many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Madalyn Sara is named in loving memory of her maternal great-grandfather Martin D. Avner and her paternal great-grandmother Sara Rassin. Her Hebrew name, Leah, is in honor of her maternal great-great-grandmother Lillian Levine and her paternal great-grandmother Lillian Torrance.