February 9, 1941 – November 7, 2018
Gilbert Seidner, passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in New York at the age of 77
Arrangements under direction of Boulevard-Riverside Chapels
A chapel service will be held at 1PM on Friday, November 9, 2018 with interment following at Beth Moses Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York
If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to call the chapel at 516-295-3100
Shiva at the home of Syndee and Jared Steinberg 103 Shepherd Lane Roslyn Heights, NY
Saturday November 10, 2018 6-9pm Sunday November 11, 2018 12-4 and 7-9pm Monday November 12, 2018 1-4 and 7-9pm Tuesday November 13, 2018 1-4 and 7-9pm
November 10, 2018
Hi everyone, I’m Jesse D’Elia, Gil Seidner’s grandson. Today we remember the life of my Zaide and I am glad that you all can join me and my family. All of your support has been amazing and my family and I really appreciate it. Now I would like to discuss my Zaide.
Growing up, I always noticed one thing, everyone wanted to be around my Nanny or Zaide. They had so many friends, people even fought over them, which really means they were really loved. Zaide was a man who stood out in the crowd, whether it was on the golf course, blowing the shofar during Rosh Hashanah, reciting the prayers for Chanukah, conducting our Seder, and entertaining his friends and family. I always loved walking into the house hearing him play the piano. Zaide was pretty funny as well, he would stop at nothing to get a laugh. Even if it meant grabbing the microphone for a spontaneous song and dance. But most importantly no matter what, he would always make time for his family and friends. Today is the day we remember these moments with Zaide, whether you are a Seidner, D’Elia, Steinberg, Zinn, part of his golf foursome, from the racetrack or old friend. I love you Zaide.
November 10, 2018
From Marvin Eisenpresser:
Gil and I called each other “Mein Freund”. To our families it meant “special friend”, but all our friends were special. The actual reason we called each other “Mein Freund” is because it was a Hamish term. It wasn’t a name, it was a state of mind. In Yiddish, something that’s Hamish evokes a feeling of being cozy and comforting – like a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Gil and I were comfortable in each other’s company.
When I think of “Mein Freund”, it evokes a pleasant feeling.
Gil’s highest devotion was to Alane. They were so proud of their beautiful daughters, Robin and Syndee. They are so much like their parents; strong, caring, and devoted to family.
Gil was a Renaissance man. He would have been perfectly comfortable living in another century. And in fact, many of Gil’s personal belongings, like his ski boots, were from another century. Gil liked to hold onto things.
Gil was loved and respected by all who knew him, and he was indeed special –, in fact Gil was an extraordinary human being.
His titles and nicknames tell the story
First title: Dr. Seidner
Gil was an oral surgeon by profession.
Next Title: Clocker or “Dr. Clocker”
Gil was into harness racing and even drove a sulky.
Next title: Reb Gedelia
Gil could read Hebrew fluently and conducted Shabbat services at Hewlett East Rockaway Jewish Center as Hazan. Pretty extraordinary, I’d say.
Next title: Class A Champion.
Many people are good golfers, but how many have won a class A golf championship?
Gil Seidner was certainly, given his talents and abilities, far from ordinary. Gil Seidner was truly extraordinary. He was more than my dearest friend, he was “Mein Freund” and I will miss him.
Vicki and I will forever cherish the memories of the times we spent with Alane and Gil.