Gail Fishman Gerwin
FUNERAL HOME
Menorah Chapels at Millburn
2950 Vauxhall Rd.
Union, NJ
Gail Fishman Gerwin

Morristown

Gail Fishman Gerwin, longtime resident of Morristown, died on Monday, October 3rd, after months of treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Gail is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Dr. Kenneth S. Gerwin, as well as her daughter, Karen Gerwin, son-in-law, Michael Stoopack, and grandchildren Ben and Liv Stoopack; and her daughter Kate Goldberg, son-in-law Dean Goldberg, and grandsons, Jordan and Brandon Goldberg; and her sister, Carol Miller. A Paterson, NJ native, graduate of Eastside High, Gail received her bachelor's degree from Goucher College in 1961, where she was Phi Beta Kappa. Post-college, she was an elementary school teacher in Ridgewood, NJ, before moving on to work in the PR department at NYU Medical Center. After raising children, she worked in the PR department at Sea Land, before starting her own freelance writing/editing firm, inedit. In 1996, she earned her master's degree in Creative Writing from NYU, where she studied with Ann Hood. She discovered her deepest passion, writing poetry. Her collection Sugar and Sand was a 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize finalist; her second collection, Dear Kinfolk, earned a 2013 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Her most recent collection, Crowns, was published earlier this year. Her poetry, book reviews, short fiction, essays and drama appear in print and online literary journals, as well as on stage. She was associate poetry editor of Tiferet. She loved teaching workshops, giving readings and sharing her love of poetry with audiences of all ages. She enjoyed travel and Broadway shows, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A funeral service took place on Wednesday, October 5th, at Menorah Chapels, 2950 Vauxhall Road, Vauxhall (Union), NJ 07088. Shiva will be observed at the home of Kate and Dean Goldberg, 137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ on Wednesday from 3-9PM (minyan at 7), Thursday from 5-9 (minyan at 7), Friday 2-5. Shiva will also take place on Sunday, October 9th from 3PM - 7PM (minyan at 5PM) at the home of Karen Gerwin and Michael Stoopack, 295 St. John's Place, #1E.



Published by Daily Record on Oct. 6, 2016.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
5
Service
11:30a.m.
Menorah Chapels at Millburn
2950 Vauxhall Rd., Union, NJ
Oct
5
Service
7:00p.m.
home of Kate and Dean Goldberg
137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ
Oct
5
Shiva
3:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
home of Kate and Dean Goldberg
137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ
Oct
6
Service
7:00p.m.
home of Kate and Dean Goldberg
137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ
Oct
6
Shiva
5:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
home of Kate and Dean Goldberg
137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ
Oct
7
Shiva
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
home of Kate and Dean Goldberg
137 Canoe Brook Parkway, Summit, NJ
Oct
9
Service
5:00p.m.
home of Karen Gerwin and Michael Stoopack
295 St. John's Place, #1E, NJ
Oct
9
Shiva
3:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
home of Karen Gerwin and Michael Stoopack
295 St. John's Place #1E, NJ
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Sorry for your loss
The Schmidt family
Rob, Sue, Laura, Erik, Peter
sue schmidt
October 12, 2016

Gail was a wonderful and talented person- through her personhood and creativity with pen she made the world a better place.


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PS sorry to have missed the Shiva
joseph fennelly
October 11, 2016
My dear , kind, smart, and witty friend whose superb talent and extraordinary love for her family will always
live.
Laura Boss and
Dr. James Schroeder
October 10, 2016
WE ARE SADDEN BY HER DEATH. SHE WILL BE MISSED AND WE SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS SINCE WE FIRST MET KENNETH AND GAIL WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED TO HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS, ARLINGTON, VA.
WE LIVED AT SOUTH FOUR TOWERS IN 1968, AT THE TIME. WE STAYED IN TOUCH SINCE THEN.

THE FAMILY ARE IN OUR PRAYERS.
JOSEPH & HAROLYN HUERTA
October 10, 2016
My sweet,sweet Cuzzen. How I miss your phone calls. You're not gone, Sweet One....you're right here with me in my heart.
Maurice and I cherish all the good times we spent together.
Susan & Maurice Turetsky
October 10, 2016
What will I miss most? Her smile, her poetry, talking to her at the Mature Workshops and seeing her every year at Girl Talk.

It's hard to believe that she's gone.

To her family: She will be missed, she will be remembered.
Elizabeth Marchitti
October 8, 2016
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