September 8, 1930 – May 18, 2018
Janet Maxine Gottfried passed from this life into the next on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 87 in Missouri City, TX. She was born in Brooklyn, New York to her loving parents, Ernest and Anna Berger and often reflected on her childhood with her family and younger brother, Frank, with the fondest of memories. At the age of 24, Janet married her first husband, Alexander G. Elowitz on July 23, 1955 in the Bronx, New York. They soon had two sons together, Gustave and Ernie, who cherished their mother and remained close throughout their lives. Sadly, widowed at the age of 33 in November of 1963 Janet was left to care for her two small boys. She loved the Arts, design, and worked as a bookkeeper for many years. On June 25, 1969 in Queens, Ney York, she married Elliot Gottfried. They were married for over 30 years and spent much of their time traveling the world and enjoying their family and friends. Although she suffered much loss with the deaths of her two sons, Gus and Ernie, she had the most beautiful kind heart and it was filled with so much love. She loved her family and was deeply loved by them. She is survived by her younger brother, Frank Berger; her three grandchildren, Jonathan, Julia and Joseph; daughter in law, Kathy; granddaughter in law, Michelle; her great grandchildren, Samuel, Gavielle, and Eliana; and a host of other variouse friends and extended family. Janet will be greatly missed and will always remain in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Beth Yeshua Building Fund, 7000 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, Texas 77074 713-771-9673
- Graveside Service Monday, May 21, 2018