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Obituary - Florence S. Galinn

Florence S. Galinn

Date of Passing: November 2nd, 2019

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the Stevens-Swan Humane Society in her memory.

Florence S. Galinn, 77, of Utica, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 12, 1941 in New York City, the daughter of the late A. Mitchell and Adeline Venetainer Eisenstadt. She received her primary education in the Bronx and since residing in Utica attended Roosevelt School and was a graduate of UFA Class of 1959. On January 20, 1962, she married Joel M. Galinn at Temple Beth El. Joel passed away on May 10, 2013. Florence was employed with Hess Department Store, Kaufman's and Macy's, prior to her retirement. Mrs. Galinn was a Life Member of Hadassah, a member of the Council of Jewish Women, a member and Past President of Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood and a former member of Temple Emanu-El. Florence's life revolved around her family and friends. She loved to travel and her favorite trips were those that brought her to a destination where there was family awaiting her arrival. Florence loved to read and did so voraciously. She also enjoyed playing Mahjongg and she loved her Mahjongg friends dearly. She is survived by three sons, David and Brenda Galinn of AZ, Steven and Patricia Galinn of New Hartford and their two children, Brendan of NC and Taylore of New Hartford and Brad Galinn of Clinton; her sister, Norma Uziel of FL; her brother-in-law, Dr. Irving Schneider and Lucille Kall of FL; and several nieces and nephews, especially Jennifer Schneider-Oh, who was more like a daughter and Tracy Schneider-Schilperoort. Graveside services will be Thursday at 11 am at Temple Beth El Cemetery, Wood Road, Whitesboro, officiated by Rabbi Peter Schaktman. The family will receive visitors on Thursday following the service until 7 pm at her home, 143 Kensington Drive, Utica. The family was blessed with the loving care and compassion shown by Dr. Sultana Razia and the entire Oncology staff at Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare. The family was also blessed by Physical Therapist Candace Goodenough at Lutheran Care. The family will always be indebted to Florence's many friends who remained committed to her throughout her illness. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider the Stevens-Swan Humane Society in her memory. Arrangements are with Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Dear Galinn Family,
I am so saddened to read of Florence's passing. We shared many years of friendly exchanges both in the neighborhood on her many walks by our home, shopping at Macy's, and more recently sharing the enjoyment of Mahjongg at the Parkway. She taught me some of her vast knowledge of the game knowing what a novice I was. A sweetheart who will be sadly missed by her many friends..So sorry for all of you..I know you were so close to her heart. Janet George
Janet George

Brad , I'm sorry to hear of your Mom's passing . Know you are in my thoughts