|Geraldine G. Geifman|
|March 26, 1920 - September 20, 2010|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 22, 2010 at Tri City Jewish Center, 2715 30th St., Rock Island, Ill.|
|Interment: Wednesday September 22, 2010 at Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. |
|Geraldine G. Geifman, 90, of Dallas, Tx., formerly of Rock Island, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 at her home.|
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. Burial is at Hebrew Cemetery, Rock Island. Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island is assisting the family. Memorials may be made to the Tri City Jewish Center or to a favorite charity.
Geraldine Gendler was born on March 26, 1920 in Moline, a daughter of Max and Mary Harris Gendler. She married Morris M. Geifman on Oct. 29, 1939 in Rock Island. He died Feb. 12, 1995.
Gerry was a member of the Tri City Jewish Center, Rock Island. She had been a docent at the Putnam Museum. She had served as president of many Jewish organizations in the Quad Cities and also served as a volunteer and officer of many other area community organizations.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Leonard Comess and Cherie and Alan Weiss, all of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Terri Geifman, Chicago; grandchildren, Andy and Aaron Comess, Marcy and Laura Handler and Jacqui and Julie Geifman; great granddaughter, Stella Comess; and her sister, Rosalyn Zeffren, Omaha, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents; and beloved husband, Morrie.
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What a beautiful photo of Aunt Gerry..it captures her so well. I will always remember her like that. I am very sad today thinking of her as gone, but joyful thinking of her reunited with Uncle Morrie. I will see you in Rock Island and we can laugh and cry together. We know how much you will miss her and so will we, but may she rest in peace and we will always remember her. Love, Joan and Paul
-- Joan and Paul
I knew Gerry from the Davenport Museum of Art (now the Figge Art Museum). When I started work at the DMA about 1998 Gerry was still very active, serving on volunteer committees, working in the museum shop, and driving everywhere in her big car! What a bundle of joy and energy she was - you could count on her dedication without question AND on a couple of zingers to liven up your day. And she was a GREAT salesperson - who could resist Gerry! I truly missed her verve and love of life when she moved from the QC's. I know you must all be grieving such a loss. She is dearly missed. I (amongst a host of others I'm sure) am very grateful my life was touched even for a short time by such a giving and delightful soul.
With much sympathy,
-- Chris Sweeney
Cherie: When my brother, Ed, told me that your mother, Gerri, had died, I immediately thought of her bustling about the social hall and the kitchen at the Tri-City Jewish Center, smiling, chatting up everyone in sight while still completing whatever task she had at hand. She was always smiling in my memory, and always busy too! Please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss.
Robbie (Slivken) Cohen
-- Robbie (Slivken) Cohen
How we loved Gerry at the DMA (now the Figge Art Museum)! She served as a docent for years, and started the out-of-town trips that the docents still pursue. She was the sweetest lady, who made cookies for us all and acted the loving grandmother. She was crushed without her Max, and told us often. I am wondering if the reference, in the obituary, to the Putnam Museum, was a confusion with the art museum. Gerry and Max were lifetime supporters of the Davenport Museum of Art. Her smiling photo brings back her spirit to me.
-- Linda Lewis
I also worked at the Davenport Museum of Art where Gerry was such a vital asset to our volunteer program. I quickly adopted her as my grandmother. She was the sweetest lady you could ever meet. I remember that she was not keen on the idea of getting an electronic cash register in the store but she still came in and kept volunteering. I am sorry we lost touch. My sympathies to the family.
-- Sue O'Malley
Stephen, Terri, Cheri, Jacquie & Julie (and the rest of your lovely family): We are so sorry for your loss. She was the greatest and I distinctly remember her inner beauty and kindness the few times we met. I wish I had known her better. Thankfully you had many years in which to share that warmth we saw.
-- Dottie Marc & Marci Fiedler and Bud Glick
I volunteered with Gerry at DMA. She was so delightful and what trips she planned! I've thought of her often over the years.
My condolences to you.
-- Ardy Schnittjer
Linda and Lenny, My sympathy is with you at this time. You were wonderful devoted children to your mother. Thinking of you. Love ya'll.
-- Carol Alkek
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I am thinking of you and your family in this time of sadness.
-- Amy Eaker
Linda, My thoughts an prayers are with you at this sad time.
-- Margie Herbert
Mhy thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Remember the good times and think of the bad ones as bad dreams. God bless all of rhe family. I am a ong time patient of
-- Tommie Cowling
What a sweet, sweet lady who will be sorely missed by all that had the opportunity to work with her! I'll never forget all the hours she put in at the gift shop during the Grant Wood exhibit. I was Treasurer that year and I think half the receipts had her name on them - what a year that was!! She is in my prayers.
-- Evelyn McGrath
Stephen, so sorry for your loss. She looks like a lovely lady. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Judi Dumont
-- Judi Dumont