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Obituary - ELISHEVA PINHAS ZEIRA

 

November 19, 2021

Elisheva Pinhas Zeira, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 202, in Boca Raton, Fla., with her daughter, Dr. Shelly Fenton-Zeira, by her side.

Elisheva was born Dec. 26, 1934, in Tel-Aviv, Israel, to Shlomo Pinhas, z"l, and Rachel Cohen Pinhas, z"l.

She graduated Gymnasia Herzeliah High School in 1953 in Tel Aviv and then went on to nursing school in Israel. She served in the Israeli Defense Force in the Armored Corps from 1953-1955. In 1960, she married Yuval Zeira and they immigrated to the New York City area to pursue further studies. She received a dual bachelor's degree in psychology and nursing in 1971 from Queens College in New York. In 1973 she received her master's from NYU in counseling and further studied psychotherapy. She enjoyed a lifelong career as a psychotherapist at Mt. Sinai and Lenox Hill Hospitals in New York City. She retired in Boca Raton in 2000.

She maintained close relationships with her family in Israel and Toronto, Canada. She enjoyed reading, watching movies and traveling to Mexico, Peru, Europe, Israel and Toronto.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Shelly Fenton-Zeira (Dr. Kimberly), grandmother of Gabriel, Zachary and Ariella; as well as her siblings, Ayala, Ilana, and Yigal in Israel; and a tribe of cousins - Dr. Yehiel, Avigail, Drora, Ofra, and Danny Meghory in Toronto. She is predeceased by her brother, Ami Pinhas, z"l, and Aunt Sarah Meghory, z"l, in Toronto.

Funeral services and burial were held at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Elisheva Pinhas Zeira may be made to Congregation Ohev Shalom and the American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180, http://www.bethshalommemorialchapel.com

 

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