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September 21, 2018

Madeline Wolly

Madeline Kurzrock Phillips Wolly, of Longwood, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at age 93. Madeline was born in New York City to Bertha and Michael Kurzrock. She attended NYU for college and then went on to earn two masters degrees in elementary education, and reading and special education. She was an avid volunteer in many organizations throughout the years including: Public schools' Addictions, the Green Circle tolerance program in the schools, Orlando Science Center docents, March of Dimes Committee, American Heart Association, Holocaust Committee for annual fundraisers, Hadassah, and since 1985 actively devoted to Jewish Family Services in which she served as president. She received the "8 over 80 award" in 2013 along with numerous other awards and accolades for all of her service to the community. She was admired and loved by many and will be missed by all.

She was a beloved wife to the late George Wolly; and devoted sister to the late Helen (Philip) Esterman. Madeline is survived by her children, Robert (Sharon) Phillips and Rickey (Steve) Art both of Manhasset Hills, N.Y.; grandchildren-Michael (Jaymie), Larry (Jen), Seth (Emily), Steven (Heather), Dan, and Ali (James); and 10 great grandchildren.

According to Eric Geboff, executive director of Jewish Family Services Orlando, Village on the Green is planning a "celebration of life" during the first weekend of October (date not set).

For those who would like to send condolence cards, please send to Madeline's daughter, Rickey Art at 110 Monterey Drive, New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11040. 

The funeral took place at the Sanctuary of Abraham and Sarah Mausoleum, Cedar Park Cemetery in New Jersey on Friday, Sept. 14 at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Jewish Family Services of Orlando in her memory.


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