Memorial Book for Moshe Gimlan

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  1. Moshe “Moe” Gimlan (Gimlakiewicz) 98, Holocaust Survivor, Father, Grandfather, Great-grandfather, residing in Freehold, NJ, died last week. Funeral service and burial were held on Sunday, January 13, 2019 on Long Island. A Memorial service will be held at a later date at his residence at Applewood Estates in Freehold, NJ.

    Moshe was born in 1920, in Poland, near Krakow, the youngest of 8 children in an Orthodox Jewish family. His early life was filled with anti-Semitic experiences. During WWII, he was held in 7 different concentration camps and upon his release learned that he was the only survivor of his family. He eventually moved to Israel, where he signed up to serve in the Army for the war of independence. He married his first wife, Miriam in Israel. They had two children, Gideon and Ada and immigrated to Brooklyn NY. During his life, Moshe worked as an electrician and appliance repair person.

    In 1975 he married his 2nd wife Hattie Lucas Binder Gimlan. Together they first resided in Far Rockaway NY, then at their lake home in Carmel NY, before moving to Monroe Township, NJ in 1998. In 2012, Moshe moved to Applewood Estates in Freehold, where he lived until his passing. During their 33 years together, they traveled, took classes, went to concerts, operas, Elder hostel tours, attended Holocaust memorial programs and participated and hosted many extended family events. Moshe was an expert ping pong player and became a very skillful stain glass creator during retirement.
    Moshe Gimlan was committed to sharing his Holocaust story with as many people as possible, especially children. He was interviewed for the United States Holocaust Museum, gave extensive interviews for Stephen Spielberg’s Shoah project and gave many presentations at elementary schools, high schools, colleges, synagogues and other venues. He taught everyone that we must “Never Forget”. He lost his belief during the war, but never lost his learnings. He was able to expertly debate any rabbi and enjoyed those opportunities.
    Moshe is survived by his beloved children, Gideon Gimlan (Joni), Ada Gimlan and stepchildren, Judy Binder Kesin Faherty, and Alan Binder (Cheryl) and his son-in-law Fred Doery. He is also survived by his 12 grandchildren: Jackie Gimlan (Karthik), Jared Gimlan, Michael Doery (Amy), Ric Doery (André), Lynn Doery Ruis (Bob), Erica Kesin Richmond (Burke), Andrew Kesin (Holly), Hayley Binder Apiscopa (Nick), Katy Binder Buderman (Ken), Timothy Faherty (Joanne), Kimberly Faherty Phillips (Richard), Kevin Faherty and his 20 great-grandchildren: Israel Seth Gimlan, Rachel Doery Walion (Nick), Aviva Rose Doery, Michael Sullivan (Amanda), Michelle Sullivan, Nathaniel, Talia & Zachary Richmond, Jasper & Lulu Kesin, Jackson & Makayla Apiscopa, Leah Buderman, Connor, Liam & Kelsie Faherty, Ryan &Alicia Phillips and Olivia & Dylan Faherty and a myriad of loving extended family members and friends.

    In addition to his entire birth family, Moshe was predeceased by his beloved wife of 33 years, Hattie in 2009, his daughter Nancy Binder Doery in 2003, his grandson, Seth Gimlan in 2009 and his son-in-law, Dave Faherty in 2017.

    Memorial contributions may be made to: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW, Washington, DC 20024; OR Simon Wiesenthal Center
    1399 South Roxbury Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90035 OR A charity of your choice.

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