Friday, December 2, 2016 Kislev 2, 5777
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Elsie S. Gelfand,  passed  away  on August   1, 2014  at  her home  in the Abramson Center  for Jewish  Ufe,  North  Wales,  Pennsylvania. Elsie was born  in Yedlnltz, Bessarabia  (Moldova)   in 1923,  the  daughter   of  Abraham   and  Bertha  Snyder.   Elsie was an intelligent, beautiful   and elegant  woman  who  loved  her family   and friends. The great  love of her  life was  her  late  husband,   Eugene  Gelfand  (Philadelphia Common  Pleas Judge  and  former   member   of the  state  House of Representatives), whose  adoration   and  unmatched   loyalty   bore  Elsie  through   decades  of debilitating illnesses.   Elsie leaves  her  passionately  devoted   sister  Beatrice  Mattleman,   also of the  Abramson   Center,  her  nieces  Gwen  H. Mattleman,   Esq. of Washington,  D.C., and  Lauren  Mattleman   Hoopes  (John)  of Lawrence,   Kansas,  a grandniece, Alexandra   E. Hoopes  of New York,  New York,  a grandnephew,  Nathaniel   B.F. Hoopes,  of Lawrence,   Kansas,  and  a cousin,  Elsie Lieberstetn   Sachs,  of Philadelphia. The family  wishes  to thank  the  staff  of the  Abramson   Center, including   the  hospice  team,   for  their  wonderful   care and commitment    to Elsie's wellbeing   during  her final  years.                  Memorial  contributions   may  be made  to the Temple  University   School  of Law for the  Eugene  Gelfand  '49  Memorial   Fund,  to the  National  Alliance  on Mental  Illness or to the  charity   of one's  choice.


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