June 14, 1936 – September 6, 2019
Mrs. Helen Fleischer, of Spring Valley, New York, passed away on Friday September 6, 2019. Helen was born June 14, 1936 in New York, NY. She was 83 years old.
Helen was a loving mother to her two daughters, Cheryl and Linda, and grandson Matthew. She is predeceased to her husband, Gustave.
She passed away peacefully, in her sleep.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Fleischer will be held Monday, September 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM at United Hebrew Cemetery, 122 ARTHUR KILL RD, STATEN ISLAND, New York 10306-1134.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hellman Memorial Chapels, 15 State Street, Spring Valley, New York. 845.356.8600
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
September 8, 2019
The curse of a long life is the loss of dear friends along the way. Our friendship with Helen goes back sixty years, when we were young neighbors (each with two children) in a garden apartment. When the time came to buy a house, we moved to opposite sides of the Hudson but remained the closest of friends. It's hard to believe that almost twenty years have elapsed since Gus died, but the calendar doesn't lie.
Franz Kafka wrote that "the meaning of life is that it stops". Sounds trivial, until one understands the message that one must make the most of life while time remains. Helen and Gus helped us to do so -- most frequently in the enjoyment of good food!
We already miss you, dear friend.
Arnie (and Myrna)