Full Name: Gloria J. Moskowitz
Date of Death: Friday, October 22, 2021
Gloria (nee Fox) Teitelbaum Moskowitz, 89, of Mahwah, NJ, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and family matriarch, died Friday, October 22, 2021, following a very brief illness. She was born and raised in the Bronx where she met and married the first love of her life, Harold Teitelbaum. They moved to Teaneck in 1966 where they raised their 3 children until the sudden passing of Harold in 1976 after 23 years of marriage. In 1984, Gloria married Murray Moskowitz and quickly integrated his family with hers. They were married for 24 years until his death in 2008.
Gloria worked at home for many years typing medical records. In 1977, she began working for Plantex USA as assistant to the President and in that role was instrumental in opening up the U.S. market for the Israeli company, Teva Pharmaceuticals. She concluded her career as an administrative assistant in the Bergen County Technical Schools District, where as President of the Secretary’s Association she negotiated with management for better benefits and job security for her members. After retiring, she volunteered at the Gerrard Berman Day School where she first met and became friends with Rabbi Ellen Bernhardt, who is leading the memorial service. Gloria’s greatest love was family vacations which were made even more memorable by her expert photography and beautifully written trip reports.
Prior to her move to Mahwah, she was a long time member of the Teaneck Jewish Community Center where she would often perform as a member of the “ensemble” in their annual shows.
She is survived by her children David and Ellen Teitelbaum, Cheri and Gerard Rodriguez, Lesley and Gene Marsilio, and by the children she welcomed into her life during her second marriage, Beth Moskowitz and Meryl and Sal Zurzolo. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren Jonathan, Andrea, Daniel, Karen, Karly, Ryan, Allison, Or, Charles Michael, Evan, Eric, Tyler, Brandon, Kyle and Dylan. Gloria had a special relationship with each and every one of them. She is also survived by her 6 great-grandchildren that she adored, Cali, Noa, Leah, Roni, Skyler and Nina. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews, friends of children and children of friends who looked to her for advice, encouragement, and when necessary, consolation and considered her to be their second mother.
Shiva will be held at the home of David & Ellen Teitelbaum, 7-06 Fairhaven Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-5pm and 7-9pm, and on Saturday from 7-9pm.
Shiva Minyan will be each evening at 7:30pm.
Memorial Donations in memory of Gloria J. Moskowitz may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, www.komen.org, or the Hydrocephalus Association, www.hydroassoc.org