Jennie E. Friedlander of Great Neck and formerly of Far Rockaway, Queens, and Boro Park, Brooklyn, passed away peacefully at the age of 105, on Feb. 21, 2011. She was born in Manhattan and lived on Eldridge St. and then Avenue A before moving to Brooklyn at age 18. She was the widow of the late Rabbi J.W. Friedlander, who had been principal of Yeshivas Ohel Torah and executive vice president of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath. When her husband served as president of the Young Israel of Wavecrest and Bayswater in the 1960s, she partnered with him to serve as president of the synagogue’s sisterhood. She moved to Great Neck after her husband died in 1985. A family matriarch, she was clear-minded to the end and was the keeper and recounter of family lore extending back to her ancestral roots in czarist Russia.
Lillian Gould Lubin, of Great Neck, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 16, 2010, after a long illness. Funeral services were held in Great Neck on Dec. 17. Born in 1971, she lived a long life and was loved by many. Lillian is survived by her children, Joan Bloomberg of old Chatham, NY (Dr. Jeffrey Bloomberg), and Richard Lubin of Palm Beach, FL (Kathy Lubin). A daughter, Marsha Lubin, passed away as a young child. Lillian leaves behind four grandchildren, Eliza (Steve), Annie (Joseph), Benjamin and Justin as well as one great-grandchild, Samuel. Lillian’s brother, Gerald Gould (Harriet Gould), sisters-in-law, Roslyn Gould and Sylvia Lubin, and many nieces and nephews, as well as her longtime caregiver, Chan Badalu, also survive her. Another brother, Leonard Gould, died previously. Lillian was preceded in death by her loving husband Philip, the love of her life. Lillian and Phil spent much of their time on their beloved boat, The Diamond Lil, cruising the waters of Long Island Sound, the Hudson River and Lake Champlain and the Inland Waterway between New York and Florida. Many of their close friends also had boats and cruised the waters with them. For years, Lil and Phil lived on their boat during the winters in Florida and had adventures cruising in the Bahamas and Florida Keys. The family spent their winter vacations with them on the boat. Lillian was an active member of ORT in her earlier years, serving as president of the Great Neck Chapter. A lifelong Democrat, she never stopped supporting the many social justice causes that she believed in. Her children and grandchildren will never forget her loving and nurturing way.
Mary J. Picardi (nee Truss) passed away on Jan. 26, 2011, just six weeks after losing her beloved husband of 57 years. Mary was born on Sept. 26, 1925 to Teresa and Wassil Truss, who immigrated from Poland and the Ukraine respectively. Mary married Julius Picardi in May 1953. A resident of Port Washington for 57 years, Mary was originally from Great Neck and graduated from Great Neck High School in 1943.
Miriam Alyce (Harris) Adler, 86, died Jan. 21, 2011. Born on April 2, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Morris and Rose Harris. Mimi was the beloved wife of 67 years of Milton Adler who predeceased her last year. Raised in Canton, OH, she attended Ohio State University. Following the end of WWII, she resided in Great Neck, where she raised her three children, along with working for the North Shore/Long Island Jewish Hospital in Manhassett, as the volunteer coordinator, and volunteering in several local activities. She and Milt moved to Tucson, AZ, in 1996 and enjoyed living, golfing and playing bridge in Sun City Vistoso in Oro Valley. She was a resident of Amber Lights at the time of her passing.
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