Obituaries


Gertrude Sosin Luftglas
Gertrude “Goldie” (Sosin) Luftglas, born May 30, 1932 of West Hartford, CT, passed away October 20th, 2017 after a short illness. She lived in the Hartford area throughout her life. Goldie graduated from Hartford High School in 1950.

Goldie was first and foremost a wife and mother. Being a mother meant more to Goldie than anything in the world. Goldie was a strong, loving woman. She raised her 3 daughters and loved and cared for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She took them to lessons, dance class, and everywhere they needed to go while their parents worked. She was a wonderful cook. Especially at the holidays, Goldie cooked up a storm and the house always smelled like a holiday. If anyone ever left Goldie’s house hungry, it was their own fault.

Goldie volunteered for the Newington Children’s Hospital School for 10 years. She was an active member of her sisterhood and also ran the synagogue gift shop. Goldie enjoyed her weekly Mah Jong games with friends and was always excited when she won. Goldie was a life member of Hadassah, ORT and Jewish Women International. Roman and Goldie were lifetime members of Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor CT, and were members of the Emanuel Synagogue of West Hartford.

Goldie is survived by her daughters Frieda Luftglas, Elaine Levison and her husband Art, son-in-law Steve Barshay and his wife Janice, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 64 years Roman Luftglas (2017), daughter Sharon Luftglas Barshay (1987), and sister Bernice Schwarz (2013).

The one message that Goldie wants to share is to treat people with kindness and respect.

Services will be held at The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive West Hartford, CT 06117 at 1:30pm on Sunday October 22nd with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. Interment immediately following at The Emanuel Cemetery 1361 Berlin Turnpike in Wethersfield, CT. Following interment, Shiva with be held at Goldie’s home through Tuesday evening from 1pm to 5 pm and 6:30pm to 9pm. Donations can be made to The Sharon Barshay Music Fund; The Emanuel Synagogue 160 Mohegan Drive West Hartford, CT 06117 Goldie will be truly missed by all that knew her.

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