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August 2, 2019

Written by Sheila Reback

Gladys Friedman Paulin, 80, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Winter Park, Florida. She was born in Cortland, New York, daughter of Norma C. and John C. Friedman. Gladys spent her childhood in Auburn, New York. She received her B.S. from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Gladys’s business career in New York City included positions as Benefits administrator and Pension specialist for Incentive Systems, Inc., Wheelabrator-Frye, Inc .; Combustion Engineering, Inc .; Pan American World Airways; Fiat; and S.P.A. She retired as vice president Compensation and Administration, Inter-Continental Hotels Corporation. She held many business association memberships; was co-founder of International Hotel Compensation and Benefits Association.

Upon retirement, Gladys became a professional genealogist. She was the second president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando, a director at large of the International Association of Jewish Genealogists, a frequent lecturer locally and nationally as a specialist in Jewish genealogy, Passenger information, document interpretation. Gladys wrote numerous articles, was editor of the publication for Association of Professional Genealogists. For 20 years, Gladys self-published Minovitz Minutes, a family quarterly for 650 households. She translated from Cyrillic to English the 1907 Duma Voter Registration list Rechista District, which remains at jewishgen.

Gladys Paulin was a member and volunteer at Congregation Ohev Shalom, University Club, life member of Hadassah-Rishona Masada, a loving sister and aunt.

Gladys is survived by her sister Sheila Reback, Altamonte Springs; special nieces, Ellen Koberlein, Ariella Reback, Danielle Deutsch; niece Vicki McCabe, nephews Jeff Reback, Scott Friedman.

Burial was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi Edward C. Bernstein officiating. In memory of Gladys F. Paulin, the family requests contributions to Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway S, Maitland 32751 (www.ohevshalom.org) or Hadassah (www.hadassah.org).

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando FL 32810. 407.599.1180 http://www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com.


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