Ida Miriam Bellin

Ida Miriam Bellin, died Nov. 27, 2015. She was born Ida Slutsky on April 18, 1921 in Pottsville, PA, and spent most of her life in New Haven, CT where she graduated from Commercial High School in 1938 and worked as a manager and fashion model at Malley’s Department Store. Her parents were Rabbi Abraham Slutsky, a rabbi, cantor, and mohel, and his wife Sarah. She married her high school sweetheart, the late Milton Bellin, a UConn graduate who was a chemist and Standards & Methods Engineer. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie Bellin-Lyons, a son Harvey F. Bellin, and a grand-daughter, Ashley Lyons. She dedicated her life to helping people — relatives, friends and others — as well as animals in need. Like a biblical heroine she was always there to provide comfort, guidance, caring and a great abundance of healthy, delicious food. She embodied the values, virtues wit and transcendent kindness of America’s “Greatest Generation.”
A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, 11:am at Mt Sinai Memorial Park, Jewell St., New Haven. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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  1. Arlene Levine said,

    11.28.15 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear of Ida’s passing..I remember her as a beautiful woman with swarthy and compassion. May her memory be for a blessing..Arlene

  2. Mindy Saffran Russo said,

    11.28.15 at 12:55 pm

    So very sorry for your loss Harvey and April…I know you were both always there for her… And my sympathy to the rest of your family as well.

  3. Steve Levine said,

    11.28.15 at 11:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Sending positive thoughts at this sad time.
    Steve and family

  4. Stuart Miller said,

    11.29.15 at 4:39 pm

    Your parents were amongst my favorite customers at The Crown Market Deli in the 1970’s. She knew members of my family and I knew her brother Art from Westville Synagogue. Ida graduated from Commercial High School one year after my mother. May Ida’s memory be for a blessing.

  5. Deborah and Harris Samuels said,

    11.29.15 at 9:31 pm

    Aunt Ida was a true woman of valor. Affectionately called “Pookie” by uncle Milt, she sure made the best homemade brownies and no one left her table hungry. Hugs and prayers to my CT family. Cousin Debbie