Obituary for Gilda Joan Hecht

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Gilda Joan Hecht.
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Gilda Joan Hecht (Levenson) passed away on June 19, 2022. Gilda was born in Liberty, New York. She attended Syracuse and New York Universities, earning her BA degree. Gilda married the love of her life, Warren Hecht, in 1959. They lived in Great Neck, New York for 50 years.

Gilda was a lifetime member of Temple Israel of Great Neck. She was active in the sisterhood and of course a regular Hebrew School carpool driver.

She was also an avid fiber artist, creating many art and religious quilts, including Torah mantles, ark curtains and wedding chuppahs. She was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America and the Pomegranite Guild of Judaic Needlework, where she served as president for a time.

Gilda loved music and singing. In her younger years, she played the violin. She was a long-time member of the Great Neck Choral Society. 

She is survived by her sister, Susan Pringle (John), children, Helen “Honey” Hecht, Erica “Ricki” Ebbets (Steven), Steven Hecht (Gary Seis), Maura Hecht (Joanne Burdish), and grandchildren, Heather Ebbets, Lily Brown and Ryan Brown.

-Submitted by the family of Gilda Hecht

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