CLIMAN, Hilda (Gitlin) Climan, 90 years of age, of West Hartford, devoted wife of Martin Climan, died peacefully Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at the Hebrew Home & Hospital after a short illness. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Max and Lena (Rutchik) Gitlin. Hilda graduated from Weaver High School. She was a life-long member of Hadassah, a member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, past president of the Sisterhood and a member of the United Synagogues of Great Hartford, as well as a member of Beth El Congregation of Old Lyme. She was a treasurer and a member of the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery Association. She was the beloved mother of Candace Schoenewolff and her husband Bob of Wrentham, MA, and Rick Climan and his wife Beth of Farmington. She was the cherished grandmother of her six grandsons, Matthew and Jared Schoenewolff, and Nicholas, Benjamin, Jacob, and Jonathan Climan. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Lara Climan and her brother, Milton Gitlin.
Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with interment in the Wolkowysker Society Cemetery, Tower Ave., Hartford. A memorial period will be observed at her home, 12 Henley Way, West Hartford Friday following the interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hebrew Home & Hospital, 1 Abrahms Boulevard, West Hartford 06117. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Hilda, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com.