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Gertrude Stein


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Gertrude Stein Obituary
Gertrude Stein, born on June 29, 1921 in Chicago to Sarah and Isadore Terrace, passed away on Jan. 29, 2018. She married Gerry Stein in 1941; they moved to Los Angeles 7 years later. Trudy is survived by her sister Dee, her four children (Marty, Gene, Elliot, and Charna) and their spouses (Mary, Mindy, Karen and Allen), ten grandchildren (Shana, Josh, Adam, Julie, Ben, Katie, Erin, Andrew, Sasha and Sarah), and twelve great grandchildren (Emma, Charlotte, David, Georgia, Eli, Jessie, Eliana, Isabel, Gabriel, Chloe, Samuel and Cole). She was an inspiration to her children - creating a home in which she made them feel loved, safe, happy...and always well fed. Family celebrations and holidays were a time to be together and share life's joys. Her kindness and love enabled a strong, sustaining bond to develop among her four children and later among 10 grandchildren. Trudy touched the lives of extended family members and friends by being a role model for kindness, sincerity, generosity and caring for others. She was a member of Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles and Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach and served as President of her Hadassah chapter. All who knew Trudy thought of her as a beautiful, kind woman and a person of grace. In her later years, she developed a resolve and determination that led her to try new things and be much more outspoken in ways that family and friends admired. What a legacy! One of Trudy's grandchildren reflected, "We have so many wonderful memories with Bube-- family trips, Seders in Irvine, and all the bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings in the family. Whether it was an hour setting up the Lionel train or an extra matzah ball and a wink at the Seder table, Bube was always there for us and she'll always be." To honor her memory, a donation may be sent to Hadassah, "In Memory of Gertrude (Trudy) Stein": Hadassah Southern California, 455 South Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, 90211; 310-276-0038 (hadassah.org/southerncalifornia)
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 1, 2018
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