חיה בת סענדר
Hilda Smoler
Jan 13, 2004      כ טבת תשס"ד

First generation, Marian Silverstein's mother, Hilda Smoler, was the second and final child of her parents, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating high school, Hilda became an executive secretary, first for the United Nations in Lake Success, NY, then for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation in Washington, D.C., and later for the NYC Public Schools. At Brooklyn’s James Madison High School, Hilda’s student hall monitor, who later became a fellow NYS Assemblyman along with Hilda’s husband (Harry Smoler), went on to become New York’s U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer. Hilda was a life member of Hadassah, active with ORT, and with her local Sisterhood at Shore Park Jewish Community Center. Hilda loved to needlepoint and took great pride in her two daughters, Marian and Sheila, and their growing families. Hilda relocated to West Palm Beach, Florida. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harry, and was the cherished mother of Sheila Lerner and Marian Silverstein and of her grandchildren Rebecca, Abigail, Jonathan, and Debra. She now rests next to her husband at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, NY.