Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Gertrude Wolson Friedman

    Menucha Gittel bat Chaim v Shifra

  • AGE

    93

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 (After Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:00 PM

  • PLACE OF BURIAL

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

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    Gertrude Wolson Friedman, the second of three girls, was born July 15, 1927 to Hyman and Sophie Wolson in Lincolnton, GA. As the only Jewish family in the town at the time, they soon moved to Savannah to provide for a more Jewish environment for their girls. It wasn’t long after that they moved to Atlanta and Gert completed elementary and high school. She then married the love of her life, Stanley Friedman, and they moved to New York for a very brief time. Upon their return, Gert and Stan, who were partners in life, were now partners in business; first as proprietors of Stanley’s Delicatessen on Highland Avenue for more than a decade, then in the kosher wholesale food business for more than 15 years. Work was one thing, but her biggest pleasure was spending time with family, whether with her sisters, her cousins or grandchildren. Her one last wish was to see her grandchildren and great grandchildren one more time. Her heart was filled with so much love for all of them that it gave in to the pressure before this could be realized. Gert was predeceased by her parents, Hyman and Sophie Wolson; husband, Stanley Friedman; daughter, Saundra Russo; son, Glen Friedman; and sisters, Ruthie and Shirley Einhorn. She is survived by daughter Jill (Yossi) Ovadia of Atlanta, GA; grandsons, Stuart (Liza) Cristol-Deman of Moss Beach, CA; Eitan (Cara) Ovadia of Boca Raton, FL; Tal (Jessi) Ovadia of Jerusalem, Israel; granddaughter, Shanee (Josh) Kirschenbaum of Plainview, NY; and twelve great grandchildren. Donations in Gert’s memory can be made to Congregation Beth Jacob or Weinstein Hospice.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Janet Sugarman

    Jill, I am so sorry to read of your mother's death. I will be thinking of you and your family with great fondness. Janet

    April 21, 2021 , 04:50 AM


  • gladys hirsch

    So sorry to hear about your loss My thoughts are with you at this sad time

    April 19, 2021 , 05:00 PM


  • Larry Gordon

    I first met Gertie around 1970 when her daughter Jill hosted wonderful get-togethers at her home. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to talk to her. I thought Jill had one of the coolest moms! She was a wonderful person and I am glad her grandchildren had many good years with her!

    April 18, 2021 , 05:19 PM


  • Julia & Terry Bernath

    We just learned of Aunt Gertie’s passing and are so sorry! What a special lady and a wonderful friend especially to Marilyn and Charles! I loved speaking to her when she called to check in with Mary and spoke with her fairly recently. She left a beautiful legacy in her cherished family. May all of the cherished memories of Gert help to sustain you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    April 17, 2021 , 05:32 PM


  • Carl Golden

    Jill, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You and Yossi and family are both in my thoughts and prayers. Carl

    April 17, 2021 , 02:10 PM


  • Cory & Alan

    Dearest Jill & Yossi, Gertie had the quickest mind. Family was everything to her. We will always hold her so very close in our hearts, as she was so much a part of our lives and such an incredible life-long closest friend to our Charlotte. May your memories of your mom be a blessing to you forever.

    April 17, 2021 , 02:09 PM


  • Marsha and Chuck Vrono

    We were so sorry to hear about your dear mom, we have such memories of our parents,( wonderful friends) always being together sharing many simchas together.. may your beautiful memories be a strength to you..sending love and hugs ..

    April 17, 2021 , 02:35 AM


  • Philip Karlick

    Sorry for your loss Jill. May her memories be a blessing .

    April 17, 2021 , 02:31 AM


  • Linda Ulman Frank

    Dear Jill and family...I remember how cool it was to realize we had new cousins when we moved to Biltmore Drive. Your mom was a great hostess and so much fun. She always had a smile on her face. I send you so much love and prayers for strength and peace. May the beautiful memories you shared together lift you up and comfort you. Love, Linda Ulman Frank

    April 17, 2021 , 02:18 AM


  • Linda Ulman Frank

    Dear Jill and family...I remember how cool it was to realize we had new cousins when we moved to Biltmore Drive. Your mom was a great hostess and so much fun. She always had a smile on her face. I send you so much love and prayers for strength and peace. May the beautiful memories you shared together lift you up and comfort you. Love, Linda Ulman Frank

    April 17, 2021 , 02:17 AM


  • Bubba Ulman

    Dear Jill and family, I am so sorry to hear the news of the loss of your mother, Gertie. May her memory be a blessing at this difficult time. Sending prayers and love, Bubba

    April 17, 2021 , 12:13 AM


  • Jackie Garrett

    So very sorry to hear this news. I have enjoyed knowing Gert these many years at the Jewish Tower. I will miss her. Prayers for comfort for all her family.

    April 16, 2021 , 10:47 PM


  • Lori Struletz

    Dear Jill and Yossie. I was sad to hear of the passing of your dear mom. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Love, Lori

    April 16, 2021 , 10:16 PM


  • Lori Struletz

    Dear Jill and Yossie. I was sad to hear of the passing of your dear mom. My deepest condolences to you and your family, Love, Lori

    April 16, 2021 , 10:16 PM


  • Eileen Mitchell and Marc Wallenstein

    Jill, Yossi and family, I am so saddened to hear of your mom‘s death. We always had so much fun at your house growing up, and your mom was always so much a part of everything we did. She was a very special lady. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time and send hugs and kisses to you. Much love, Eileen and Marc

    April 16, 2021 , 07:50 PM


  • Stephen and Annette Friedman

    Dear Jill: Annette and I were so saddened to learn of your mother's passing. She was such a good and kind woman. She loved her family so deeply. I know the her memory will be a blessing for you and for others as the pain of your loss slowly fades. Love, Stephen and Annette

    April 16, 2021 , 07:00 PM


  • Marcie and Barry Koffler

    Jill and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was always such a sweet lady. May her memory always be for a blessing.

    April 16, 2021 , 04:57 PM


  • Kathie & Stevie Alhadeff

    Dear Jill I am so sad to hear the news if your precious mother. May her memory be a blessing. She was so much fun to be around when we were growing up! I loved being with her. Stevie & I are sending you hugs and much love. Kathie

    April 16, 2021 , 03:33 PM


  • Burt & Betty Handmacher

    Dear Jill and family,Betty & I wish to express our sympathy for your loss. Your parents were GEMS . We knew each other for many years. May her memory be a blessing.

    April 16, 2021 , 03:15 PM


  • Lynn Handmacher Chanin & Butch Fowler

    My dearest Jill... my heart is shattered for you on the loss of your beloved Mom. What magnificent memories I have of spending the night with you on MANY weekends and your loving mom and family. Butch and I are sending you so much love and an abundance of peace. Xoxoxo Butch&Lynn

    April 16, 2021 , 03:11 PM


  • Robert arogeti

    Dear Family of Gert: my heart is sad to hear of her passing . Many good times spent at her dining room table during high school. She was spunky, spicy, learned and enjoyable all at the same time.....

    April 16, 2021 , 03:05 PM


  • Beth and Jeff Braun

    So sorry for your loss. May your memories of your Mom keep her alive in your hearts forever, Love, Beth and Jeff

    April 16, 2021 , 03:02 PM


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