WEST WARWICK – Morris Zenofsky died Feb. 28. Born in Providence, the son of the late Isaac and Sabena (Miller) Zenofsky, he was a lifelong Rhode Island resident who served in the Navy from 1956 to 1962 in an air unit. He was also an avid square dancer.
He leaves his son Steve Zenofsky, his daughters Lynda Golditch, Cynthia Zenofsky and Debbie Becker, his sister Rosalie Gleckman and three grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the charity of one’s choice.
NARRAGANSETT – Ethel Cort of Providence and Narragansett, died Feb. 23. She was the wife of Leonard Cort.
Born Aug. 8, 1914 to David and Clara (Tischler) Golden, she was the sister of Ann (Namerow) Marshak and Max Golden and mother of the late Susan Rosen (Fred). She is survived by Donna Perelman (Samuel), Harold Cort (Molly) and Bruce Cort (Sandy), eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She graduated Commercial High School and became a bookkeeper for Boston Radiator and Casino Bowling Alleys. A past president of Providence Women of Rotary, member of Temple Beth Israel, Sinai and Beth David, she drove until age 95,learned bridge at 94 and played mah jongg always. Famous for her brownies, generously given to family and friends, she knit beautiful afghans and sweaters.
She was an amazing woman, never complaining and always had a smile.
Contributions may be made to Camp JORI.
PROVIDENCE – Gertrude Gordon, whose goal was to live to 100, died Feb. 24, at her residence at Epoch Assisted Living on the East Side. At her side was her only daughter, Eda, of Santa Fe, N.M.
The wife of the late Jack Gordon, she was an active member of the Jewish community in her native Baltimore, Md. and in Rhode Island, since her arrival in 1955.
She served as secretary to the rabbi of Beth Jacob Synagogue of Baltimore.
Once in Rhode Island, she worked in the jewelry industry, assisting her husband in his company, The Jewelry Mart, and later retiring from Bergere Inc., where she was assistant to the founding owner, Peter Bardach.
She volunteered her time and organizational skills as a member of The Miriam Hospital Women’s Association, the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women, Temple Beth-El and Temple Beth-El Sisterhood.
Born Sept. 14, 1913, she was the daughter of Charles and Edna Hyatt and sister of Raymond Hyatt, all of whom predeceased her.
Donations may be made to Temple Beth-El, 70 Orchard Ave., Providence, RI 02906; The Miriam Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box H, Providence, RI 02901 or Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.
PRINCETON, N.J. – Irving Gozonsky died at home in Princeton Junction, N.J. on Feb. 21.
He was was married to Dee for 57 years. They had three children: Mark Gozonsky (Stephanie Astrow), Lisa Devine (Steve) and Ann Zaccardo.
A family and community man who was closely involved with his family, including seven grandchildren, he is also survived by his brother Ed (Dotty) in Providence and his sister Mary Freidman in Eastmeadow, N.Y.
He had been president of his temple in Morristown, NJ.
Three older brothers, Abe, Charlie, and Moses, predeceased him.
Originally from Laconia, N.H., he attended Cornell and Harvard Business School. He was a lieutenant in the post-Korean U.S. Army. His career included work with department stores in New York City, Bristol-Myers, Warner Lambert and Goody.