August 13, 2021
Irene Miriam Jacob Gurdin, 85, of Hartsdale passed away on August 13, 2021. Born on April 28, 1936 in Berlin, Germany, she fled to New York in 1941 with her loving parents at the age of 5. Irene was raised in Philadelphia, PA and Upper Darby, PA. She was the Salutatorian, graduating second in her class with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1958 and became a Registered Nurse. Irene married her beloved husband, Morrell “Moe” Gurdin on October 18, 1959 at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, PA. They lived in Yonkers for several years and in 1962 moved to Hartsdale. While raising her children, she earned an additional Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and an MBA from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. Irene and Moe were married for 41 years and enjoyed traveling, bowling, tennis, golf, fishing and boating. They also enjoyed going to restaurants and baseball games together. She was an avid reader and loved eating chocolate and lobster. In her 70’s Irene had her Bat Mitzvah and traveled to Israel with a group from Woodlands Community Temple. She will be deeply missed. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Moe, her mother, Elizabeth Jacob (nee Graetz) and father, Frank Jacob. She is survived by her daughter Evelyn (Marc) Cohen and granddaughter Emily, son, Scott (Lisa) Gurdin and grandchildren Abbi, Gabby and Jack. In lieu of flowers, donations in Irene’s name can be made to Woodlands Community Temple, Sarah Neuman Nursing Home or a charity of one’s choice. Graveside service Monday 2:00pm Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson. At the request of the family, all guests attending please wear face coverings.
Irene Miriam Jacob Gurdin, 85, of Hartsdale passed away on August 13, 2021. Born on April 28, 1936 in Berlin, Germany, she fled to New York in 1941 with her loving parents at the age of 5. Irene was raised in Philadelphia, PA and Upper Darby,... View Obituary & Service Information
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