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CHEFITZ, Evelyn (Gottler) Formerly Evelyn Shulman, died at the age of 103, at home in New York City where she lived for close to four years, to be near her children. She spent her life in the Boston area (daughter of the late Morris A. and Pearl Blieden Gottler), living in the Roxbury-Dorchester area and then Newton for 52 years. Graduating from Dorchester High School for Girls with honors in a commercial course, she went to work at the Hebrew Home for the Aged, the first in her family to be followed later by her brother Jack who was a physician there for 45 years, and her niece Janet Gottler who is a social worker at NewBridge. She later worked at the New England Medical Center returning many years afterwards, with Dr Paul Myerson as his Administrative Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry. Evelyn took pride in being a close confidant to many of the young doctors passing through the department. Because of her extraordinary memory and her 100 years of perspective, she was considered the family historian. Married to the late Dr. Benjamin Chefitz for 21 years, and previously to Israel Jack Shulman for 31 years. Survived by her son Stephen Shulman & wife Hazel Malbin of Westport, CT; their children, Whitnee Shulman Glinski of Manhattan, Jack Shulman (Heather) of Larchmont, NY; Romy Malbin of Manhattan and Jaryd Malbin of Pittsburgh, PA; her daughter Vivian Port and husband David, granddaughter Pearl Port of Manhattan; and grandson Michael Port (Amy) and great grand children, Jacob Stanton Port and Ruby and Leo Mead of New Hope, PA. She is also survived by her stepson Rabbi Mitchell Chefitz (Walli) of Miami, Florida and their children and grandchildren; She was blessed with many attentive, loving nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by Stephen's late wife Barbara; her sister Bess Ingall Spiro (Tom); her brothers Dr. Jacob Gottler (Lyn); Milford Gottler; and Sid Gottler (Sadele) of Atlanta. Services at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston (Parking available on the Riverway) on Friday, August 26 at 11am. Interment at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Cemetery, 776 Baker Street, West Roxbury. Remembrances to Temple Israel of Boston or Woman to Woman - Mount Sinai Hospital, Box 1252, 1 Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029.

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Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 25, 2016
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