Gertrude Kallor age 92,
a resident of Millcreek Manor in Erie, Pa.,
formerly of Hartsdale, N.Y.,
passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Gertrude was born on April 28, 1919 in Kingston, N.Y. to Isaac and Jenny Feinstein and was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with honors, and worked as a bookkeeper and stenographer. She married her true love, Sol Kallor in 1941, and they were married for 45 years. Gert raised two sons and returned to the work place after they graduated from high school, working as an office manager for Orlofsky Real Estate, until retiring at the age of 75. Recognized as the Matriarch of the Kallor family, Gertrude was beloved by not only her own children and grandchildren, but many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her passing marks the last of her generation for the Kallor and Feinstein families. An avid sports fan, she loved her Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Mets and other New York teams. She especially reveled in her grandchildren's achievements. (There was no one like her grandchildren). She was an avid crossword puzzle and cryptogram solver, as well as a terrific card and mahjongg player, and she'll be missed by her many friends at the Greenburgh, NY Senior Center in Hartsdale, N.Y. In addition to her parents, Gert was preceded in death by her sisters Sylvia, Netty and Marilyn, her brother Seymour, her husband Sol, five brothers-in-law and their wives, and her son Jeffrey Lyle. Survivors include her son Jay and his wife Diane of Erie, Pa., her grandchildren Jonathan (Shayna) of New Hope, Minn., and Amber of Brooklyn, N.Y. Memorials may be made to Temple Anshe Hesed, 930 Liberty Street, Erie, PA 16502, the Millcreek Manor Activity Fund, 5515 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509 or to a charity of one's choice . The family extends special thanks to the loving caregivers at the Millcreek Manor, who went above and beyond to make her stay there as pleasant as possible. Services and burial will take place at Wellwood Cemetery, Pinelawn, New York. Local arrangements entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, 602 West 10th Street.
( the Erie Times-News on December 4, 2011 )