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Isadore E. “Zeke” Still

Isadore E. “Zeke” Still of New Haven, CT passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Jewish Home for the Aged in New Haven, where he lived for many years.  Born in New York, NY on December 24, 1906 to Hyman and Sarah Still; he moved to New Haven with his family as a young boy. He is survived by a son,  Attorney Gerald M. Still of Orange, CT, a daughter, Nancy Still Garavuso of New York, NY, granddaughters Jacquelyn Romanoff (Stuart Romanoff) and Lauren Polikoff and 5 great grandchildren; Alexandra, Brandon and Nicholas Romanoff and Jake and Ryan Polikoff.  He was predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years, Beatrice Koslow Still and his daughter-in-law Barbara M. Still and by 6 siblings.  Zeke was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and Yale University (Class of 1928).  He and his brother Robert owned and operated Superior Paper Products Company for over 50 years in New Haven.  He served as President of the New Haven Probus Club and was involved in many local Civic organizations.  He was a member of the Zionest Organization of America and a volunteer for the United Jewish Appeal for many decades.  During WWII he worked at Winchesters and also served as an air raid warden.  He was a lifelong member of Congregation B’nai Jacob Synagogue.    Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at the Weller Funeral Home, 493 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. The interment will be in the B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven. A private period of mourning will be observed.  Donations may be made to the New Haven Jewish Home for the Aged.

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8 Comments

  1. BONNIE TCHAPRASTE said,

    05.06.11 at 11:29 am

    To Nancy
    My thoughts are with you today. Knowing what a loving and devoted daughter you have been must have been great solace to your Dad.
    The Tchapraste Family

  2. Eileen Allinson said,

    05.06.11 at 12:56 pm

    Dear Nancy,

    I was sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and best wishes are with
    you. You have been a very loving, caring and devoted daughter. I’m
    sure your father appreciated and looked forward to all your visits. Once
    again my thoughts are with you.

    Love Eileen and Olive

  3. Luisana Guzman said,

    05.06.11 at 2:17 pm

    To Nancy,
    Im sorry for the loss . If you need anything im here for you .

  4. Felice Katz said,

    05.06.11 at 3:05 pm

    Dear Nancy,
    You were very lucky to have had such an accomplished man for a father, and he was very lucky to have had such a wonderful and devoted daughter. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
    Please accept our condolences on your loss.
    Love,
    Felice & Cheech

  5. Susan & Mike said,

    05.07.11 at 2:49 pm

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your father. He was so very much loved by you and you were so lucky to have him for all these years. I know how much visiting him has meant to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and John at this difficult time.

  6. Dave&Mike Montesanto(Powsner Auto Body) said,

    05.09.11 at 8:00 am

    Attyorney Still,

    So sorry for your loss.

  7. Suzanne Snyder Jacobson said,

    05.11.11 at 12:09 pm

    Dear Family of Zeke Still, I had the privilege of meeting, interviewing and photographing Zeke many years ago. I remember walking into His room and watching him solicit for the UJA. I captured that image on film. I visited Him again 2 summers ago while, my Grandaughter was volunteering at the Adler Geriatric center at Yale.He was happy to see me and talk with me. If You need more copies of his photos, please let me know.What a blessing He was. May he rest in peace…Sincerely, Suzanne Snyder Jacobson

  8. Michelle & Steven Saunders said,

    05.19.11 at 11:17 am

    Dear Jerry and Still Family:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
    Love,
    Michelle & Steven Saunders