Obituary: Henrietta Gilbert

Obituary: Henrietta Gilbert

The 88-year-old native of New York, who had lived in Atlanta since 1954, died Monday, Feb. 27.

Henrietta Biloon Gilbert, 88, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, after a life well lived.

She leaves a close-knit family and many dear friends whom she considered her extended family. All of them will miss her far more than words could ever express. Born Oct. 10, 1928, Henrietta was one of four children (including a twin brother) of Alvin and Fannie Biloon of Tarrytown, N.Y. Henrietta was an extraordinary woman: loving, warm and vivacious, and always quick with a laugh that raised the spirits of those around her. Everyone adored Henrietta, especially her husband, Jerome (Jerry) Gilbert, whom she married in 1951 after a blind date and who died in 2007. They moved from New York to Florida and ultimately settled in 1954 in Atlanta, where they enjoyed Jerry’s successful career. Henrietta shared her big heart with many organizations, including her synagogue, civic and volunteer associations, and mah jong group.

She was a deeply devoted and beloved mother. Her children, Beth (Jeff) Tatelman, Gary (Karen) Gilbert and Francee (Larry) Craig, will miss her greatly. Her five grandchildren also adored her: Leanne Tatelman Podzinski, Michael Craig, Jaclyn Gilbert, Hannah Craig and Reed Gilbert.

Henrietta’s joyous love and zest for living life, which she taught us, will be carried forward because that is what she wanted. She will always be a blessed memory.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 1, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Bradley Levenberg officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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