Edward Gersh, our beloved husband/father died peacefully on Father’s day, Sunday June 15, 2014. at the age of 94.
He is survived by his Wife Holli Gersh of Huntington, NY, His children: Esther Greenhaus of Huntington, NY, Laurie Gersh of Mint Hill, NC, Roxanne Gersh of Pt. Jefferson Sta.NY, Kevin Gersh of Huntington, NY, Heather Greenberg of Manhattan, NY. His brother Gabriel Gersh of Forrest Hills, NY.His Grandchildren Fawn, Rachel, Tahilla, Kristy, Justin, Arielle, Bryce, and Wade, and his 17 great grandchildren.
His career as an Educator spanned over 70 years. He was a teacher, a dean of students, a college professor, as well as a founding member of Wilmington University in Wilmington, Delaware. He was the founder and owner of West hills Day Camp in Huntington NY. He was, along with his long-time partner Norman Schnittman, owner and operator of the largest camping organization in the country.
His athletic career included being an expert speed skater, swimmer, horseback rider, all scholastic varsity football player as well as the 1943 Golden Gloves heavyweight open boxing champion.
He both managed and promoted professional boxing. And, sat on many educational boards.
His dedication to the welfare of children as well as his abiding friendship to all he knew, made him beloved by everyone.
He will be deeply missed.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO THE “EDWARD I. GERSH SCHOLARSHIP” AT:
“EDWARD I. GERSH SCHOLARSHIP”
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
25 WEST FOURTH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10012
ATTN: JOSHUA SCHAIER
“EDWARD I. GERSH SCHOLARSHIP” WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY
320 N. DUPONT HIGHWAY