Evelyn (Simon) Gilman, of New York, NY, formally of West Hartford, CT and Boynton Beach FL, passed away at the age of 92 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Gilman. Born in New York, NY, and growing up in the Bronx, NY, she was the daughter of the late Dorothy (Wallerstein) Simon and Max Simon. Evelyn was a graduate of the University of Connecticut where she majored in Psychology. Evelyn was a patron of the arts. She was one of the founding members of the Ann Randall Arts Committee at the Jewish Community Center of West Hartford, CT, spearheading a drive to bring more culture and art appreciation to the Hartford area. She was also active in the Jewish Federation of Hartford. Evelyn donated a gallery to the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut. Evelyn leaves two daughters, Barbara Gilman of Torrington, CT and Randy Gilman and her husband Henri Bolimovsky of New York. NY and two grandchildren, Herbert Bolimovsky of Sunnyvale, CA and Adina Bolimovsky of New York, NY, and a sister, Marilyn Kurland of Woodland Park, NJ. Evelyn was predeceased by her sister Arlene and brother-in-law, Jack Shouel and her brother-in-law Richard Kurland.
The funeral service will take place at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT. Interment will follow in the Congregation Beth Israel Cemetery, 51 Jackson Street, Avon, CT. Following the internment, the family will receive relatives and friends at Avon Old Farms Hotel 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, CT 06001. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Evelyn’s memory -to Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, 335 Bloomfield Ave., West Harford, CT 06117 or Friends of Prime Time House, 810 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790. The family will receive visitors at home, 605 Park Ave. Apt. 16D, New York, NY 10065 on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.