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Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights ST, Hot Springs, AR

OBITUARY

Elaine Gerber Gartenberg

September 1, 1932January 8, 2020

Elaine Gerber Gartenberg

Elaine Gerber Gartenberg, 87, of Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

She was born September 1, 1932 in New Orleans, LA to the late Wolfe & Ruth Gerber. Elaine attended the University of Indiana and after only one year earned her “Mrs.” degree. She & her husband, Bob, moved back to Hot Springs where they raised their family.

Although Elaine was born in New Orleans, she felt that Hot Springs was truly her home. She was an avid golfer and a game person extraordinaire. She kept her mind active by doing daily Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and will be missed at her weekly Mahjong games. Her home away from home was the Bridge House, where she was well known and loved. Elaine was also a fantastic cook, and was once published with her recipe for “Mamma Elaine’s Chicken Spaghetti”. In addition she enjoyed socializing and going out to dinner with her many friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband, of 63 years, Robert “Bob” Samuel Gartenberg, and her sister, Natalie Gerber.

She is survived by her children, Terri Gartenberg (Olin Needle), Leonard Gartenberg (Stephanie), and Carol Fletcher (Paul); grandchildren that she adored, Wesley Needle (Alexandra), Tyler Gartenberg, Jake Gartenberg, Nathan Fletcher, Kasey Fletcher and Abby Fletcher; and a great grandchild whom she doted on, Poppy Needle.

A memorial service will be held 11:30 am Monday at the Congregation House of Israel with Rabbi Sheldon Kleinman officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, https://ww5.komen.org or Congregation House of Israel, 300 Quapaw Avenue, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

  • FAMILY

  • Terri Gartenberg (Olin Needle), Daughter
  • Leonard Gartenberg (Stephanie), Son
  • Carol Gartenberg Fletcher (Paul), Daughter
  • Wesley Needle (Alexandra), Grandchild
  • Tyler Gartenberg, Grandchild
  • Jake Gartenberg, Grandchild
  • Nathan Fletcher, Grandchild
  • Kasey Fletcher, Grandchild
  • Abby Fletcher, Grandchild
  • Poppy Needle, Great Grandchild
  • Robert "Bob" Samuel Gartenberg, Husband (deceased)
  • Wolfe Gerber, Father (deceased)
  • Ruth Gerber, Mother (deceased)
  • Natalie Gerber, Sister (deceased)

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, January 13, 2020

Memories

Elaine Gerber Gartenberg

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Janet King Keller

January 15, 2020

Dear Gartenbergs,
Oh, the sweet memories I have of your precious Mom. I can still hear her welcoming Carol and I as we came through the front door (with the door knobs in the middle) from school sometimes.

Always friendly, always kind and always loving. Never in a hurry to end a conversation and always offering a glass of tea, she made me feel happy that I came by — even if just a quick “hello.”

May your memories brighten your sad days ahead.
Love and hugs, Janet ❤️

Nancy Koonce

January 13, 2020

Prayers for you, Terri and your family .
Memories of you and your family are
of blue jeans, Golddusters and Mighty
Rams...and your mom's sweet spirit
and ever present Smile!!

Love,
Nancy Koonce

Lisa Hebert Schmiedeke

January 12, 2020

Prayers for your family. I have such fond memories of your Mom and Dad.

Tansill Stough Anthony

January 11, 2020

Your family will always be in my fondest childhood memories. You always made me feel included and a part of “Temple”, which left a lasting and loving impression. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Tansill and the Stough Family

Howard MOONEY

January 10, 2020

Your Mom and Dad will be missed

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Elaine was born September 1, 1932 in New Orleans, LA to the late Wolfe & Ruth Gerber. Elaine attended the University of Indiana and after only one year earned her “Mrs.” degree. She & her husband, Bob, moved back to Hot Springs where they raised their family.

Although Elaine was born in New Orleans, she felt that Hot Springs was truly her home. She was an avid golfer and a game person extraordinaire. She kept her mind active by doing daily Sudoku and crossword puzzles, and will be missed at her weekly Mahjong games. Her home away from home was the Bridge House, where she was well known and loved. Elaine was also a fantastic cook, and was once published with her recipe for “Mamma Elaine’s Chicken Spaghetti”. In addition she enjoyed socializing and going out to dinner with her many friends.