Gertrude Weiss Sirkin
February 12, 1921 - January 18, 2016
Gertrude Weiss Sirkin, 94, of Norwalk, wife of the late David Sirkin, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016 at Norwalk Hospital.
Born February 12, 1921 in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late Nathan and Pauline Fischler Weiss and was a life-long Norwalk resident.
In addition to working outside the home and raising two children, she dedicated her life to helping others and was an active volunteer in numerous charitable organizations.
She is survived by her son Michael Sirkin and his wife Janice Phoenix of Bonsall, CA; by her son-in-law Chris Forbes of Pittsburg, PA and his children and grandchildren; her brother and sister-in-law Aaron and Gladys Weiss of Palm Coast, FL; several nieces and nephews; and her and her daughter’s good friend Pauline Michek.
In addition to her husband David, Gertrude was predeceased by her daughter Elaine and brother and sister-in-law Morris and Marion Weiss.
The funeral and burial at Beth El Memorial Park, Norwalk, CT was private, according to the family’s wishes. There will be a service in Gertrude’s memory at Congregation Beth El on Sunday, January 24, at 1:15 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to your favorite charity or to Hadassah, care of Wendy Engel, 12 Princes Pine Road, Norwalk, CT or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).