Heritage Florida Jewish News - Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice



February 9, 2018

Gerald William Steinfeld, of Orlando, Florida, passed away on Jan. 28, 2018, following a short illness. He was born on March 11, 1937 in Jersey City, N.J., to the late Ruben and Rose Steinfeld.

Jerry graduated from Snyder High School in Jersey City, N.J., and received his bachelor's degree from New Jersey State Teachers College and his master's degree from Lehigh University. Jerry began a long and rewarding career in education as a teacher in Rockaway Township Public Schools where he met the love of his life, Ruby. Jerry was also a guidance counselor, principal and a school psychologist for the Newton Township Public Schools until his retirement in 1992. He and Ruby then moved to Orlando, Florida, where they enjoyed their retirement.

Jerry was a true entrepreneur and was involved in starting many businesses, including a Dunkin Donuts in Ledgewood, N.J.

Jerry loved to travel and was most excited about the many cruises that he and Ruby were able to sail on, as well as their trip to Israel. In addition to traveling, Jerry loved history, geography, photography, telling jokes and attending temple services. Jerry was also a big fan of the Orlando Magic and his social life revolved around when the Magic played.

Jerry was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Ruby of 55 years; as well as his three sisters-Mildred Myron, Muriel Rosberger and Janet Rosenbloom.

He is survived by three sons-Scott (Hildy Winter) of Orlando, Florida, Allen (Loreen) of Sarasota, Florida, and Robert (Dean Hanson) of Tampa, Florida. Jerry is also survived by his four grandsons whon he adored: Richard, Connor, Kevin and Westin. 

Services were conducted on Thursday, Feb. 1, at Family Funeral Care, 13001 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to planting a tree in Jerry's Memory at usa.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center.


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