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Obituary - Elaine Kelberman

Elaine Kelberman

Date of Passing: June 24th, 2015

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In lieu of flowers, please consider remembrances in Elaine’s name to the Kelberman Center for Autism, 1020 Mary Street, Utica, NY 13501.

Elaine Pollicove Kelberman, 86, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Utica, passed away on Wednesday June 24, 2015. Elaine was born September 10, 1928, in Utica. She was the oldest of seven children of the late Carolyn and Max Pollicove. She was raised in Utica and was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. On May 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Gerald Kelberman. His sense of humor never failed to amuse her. It was a wonderful union lasting 65 years. Elaine worked for many years at Temple Emanu-El and for the Oneida County Office of the Aging. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother who helped raise many of her young siblings due to the untimely death of her mother. She served as the matriarch of the family with grace and love. She is survived by her loving husband, Gerald (Gerry); two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Michael Kelberman and Jennifer of New Hartford and Marshall Kelberman and Lisa of Orlando, Florida; and a son-in-law, Stephen Plunkett of Orlando, Florida. She is also survived by six beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Megan, Madison, Emily, Caroline and Harrison. In addition, she leaves behind her sister, Phyllis Raimone; and sisters-in-law, Kit and Helen Pollicove. Elaine was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Plunkett; as well as her siblings, Alan, Harvey, Leonard, Shirley and Betty. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Temple Emanu-El Cemetery, New Hartford. Arrangements are with the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Sorry for your loss. I worked with Elaine at the Office for the Aging. We kept in touch for awhile after she retired, but life swallowed us up and didn't keep up the correspondence. We have fond memories of both your parents.
Adelaide Foresti

Dr Mike,Jennifer and family iam sorry for the loss of your Mother/Grandmother My condolences
Sal Aversa

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We wish we could be there to help you through this time. We are, you can be sure, there in our hearts and spirit. We love you The Kooks of Cary.
Jan and Bruce Kook

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Barry and Cindi Diamondstone