GILBERT M. ZALMAN
ZALMAN--Gilbert M. Gil Zalman, a true New Yorker, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013. He is survived by Jane Beach Zalman, devoted wife of 34 years, daughters Hollie Watman and her partner Robert Futterman, Salome Edgeworth, and Sara Zalman Pascal and her husband Clement Pascal, grandchildren Carley Watman and Lily Ripley, and countless beloved family and friends. Born to Dora Kaplan and Solomon Yancu in Brooklyn on January 25, 1934, Gil attended Brooklyn Tech, City College, and NYU, where he studied engineering. A Renaissance man and entrepreneur, Gil was Founder and President of the Matterhorn Sports Club, a worldwide travel company, and worked as an engineer, mathematician, and teacher, and also served in the Navy. He was a generous, kind, and thoughtful man, and one hell of a dancer.

Published by New York Times on Apr. 29, 2013.
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May your memory be for a blessing!
Richard Zalman
Family
April 23, 2020
Gil and I worked together designing SYBERITE, the Matterhorn Club's travel brochures, for as long as I can remember.
Even though I was supposed to be the creative one, Gil was a talented and innovative collaborator and I wouldn't have been able to do the job without his input.
He was a mild mannered and generous guy and I will always remember him with fondness and affection.

George FriedGil and I worked together designing SYBERITE, the Matterhorn Club's travel brochures, for as long as I can remember.
Even though I was supposed to be the creative one, Gil was a talented and innovative collaborator and I wouldn't have been able to do the job without his input.
He was a mild mannered and generous guy and I will always remember him with fondness and affection.

George Fried
May 20, 2013
Gil was an amazing colleague and a wonderful friend. Intelligent, smart, caring. Always cheerful. He had an outstanding sense of humor. Gil was also an avid traveler. One could never get bored being next to him. And even now I can only remember him with smile. Gil will be missed, and his niche in my life can never be replaced with anyone else.
Sergei Mikhelson
May 10, 2013
Always a warm and compassionate educator
Day Rosenberg
May 9, 2013
Gil was a wonderful, fascinating, and inspirational man. I continue to be grateful to Gil, he was a very special colleague for me at Brooklyn Friends School. Our conversations were always too brief, and each one left me wishing for a few more awed minutes with him. My deepest sympathies are with Gil's family and friends. I know Gil lives on in those he touched, even slightly, and his gifts are forever shared anew with others by all.
Susan Price
May 9, 2013
Gil was one of the most gentle and kind colleague with whom I have ever worked. May He Rest In Peace! I am keeping his family in the LIGHT!
Dr. Hyacinth Foster
May 9, 2013
Gil was a second father to me and to my brothers, growing up. Throughout our lives, he showed all of us his love and generosity on countless occasions, and made our lives better as a result. As I got older, I appreciated Gil even more, as I got to know him as an adult. Gil will forever be in our hearts. Our memory of him will always shine brightly!
Richard Zalman
May 3, 2013
A wonderful, gentle, and generous man who was my favorite "Boss" ... but more than that a great friend. My love and thoughts are wiith you Jane and all the family.
Nancy Louer-Tough
May 3, 2013
Renaissance man describes him so well, and we will miss his open, welcoming cheerfulness !
Martha & Michael Nesbitt
May 1, 2013
All of Jane's and Salome's fiends at Miss Hall's School are thinking of them and the Zalman family at this sorrowful time and sending our condolences.

The Faculty and Staff of
Miss Hall's School
April 30, 2013
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