Gertrude Markle Nitkin

Gertrude Markle Nitkin was born February 17, 1920 in New Haven, CT, the daughter of Esther and Samuel Markle. She passed away peacefully Sunday July 26, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her beloved sister Alice Bellin and devoted children Arlene Lebov Levine (Sanford), Michael J. Laden (Sally), and Shelly Laden Greengarden (Mark). In addition to her children, Gertrude is survived by 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her husband Bernard Nitkin’s children Risa Nitkin, Linda Lambert (Marty) and their children. Gertrude was predeceased by husbands Milton Lebov, Nathan Laden, and Bernard Nitkin, her son Robert Lebov, and her grandson Marcus Lebov. Gertrude’s greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Graveside funeral services will held Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 10:30 AM at B’nai Jacob Memorial Park, Wintergreen Ave., New Haven, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Family Services of Greater New Haven (1440 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06515; www.jfsnh.org).The period of mourning will be observed at the Laden home at 898 Cahill Court in Cheshire immediately following the service on Wednesday, Thursday from 11:00 to 5:00 PM and 6:45 to 9:00, and Friday 11:00 to 3:00. Evening minyans will be held Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM.

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  1. Joel & Carol Evans said,

    07.28.15 at 11:55 am

    It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Gert (Gitty) Nitkin…The Evans family was very close with the Lebov family and Gert was always very friendly and kind to me and my family…. She was a lovely lady and your family is fortunate to have had her for so long… may she rest in peace……..Carol & Joel Evans


    07.28.15 at 3:53 pm

    My sincere sympathy on your loss… and it was a real loss of a lovely human being.

    Robin Lerner Caron
    (Celia & Arnold Lerner’s daughter)

  3. Niki Dobbs (Batter) said,

    07.28.15 at 7:37 pm

    Arlene and family. I was sorry to read of Gitzzy passing. I always have had a warm feeling about her since we were little. My sympathy to all. Fondly, Niki

  4. Eileen (Cooper) Ziontz said,

    07.29.15 at 4:16 pm

    So very sad to learn of Gerty’s passing. She and my late Gramanita (Grandma Anita (Johnson) Cooper were dear, old friends and Mahjong Club mates. I remember Gerty so fondly – as she was always such a fine and sweet natured lady. My Grandma and her sisters adored Gerty. I send my sincere condolences to the family.

    With sympathy and sorrow,
    Eileen (Nate and Anita Cooper) Ziontz

  5. Heidi Mennone said,

    07.29.15 at 11:43 pm

    Dear Michael and Shelley,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother.May she be in your thoughts often and bring smiles to your faces and warmth in your heart.
    With much sorrow,
    Heidi Green Mennone

  6. Larry & Dee Vecchione said,

    07.31.15 at 12:34 am

    Dear Mark and Shelley and Family,
    Having lost my mom and dad some years ago I share the pain of losing a loved parent.
    Losing a loved one is never easy and losing a parent is even more difficult. Especially if you were lucky enough to have had them for a long time, the loss is that much greater.
    Dee and I are thinking of you and your family and you are in all of our prayers.
    Gob Bless and comfort you all
    With Love Larry & Dee