December 11, 1924 - October 2, 2018
Wilmington, NC - Formerly of Monticello, NY
Sally Gellman, 93 of Wilmington NC and formerly of Monticello NY, passed away October 2, 2018. She was born December 11, 1924 in NYC, to the late Jennie and Louis Heck.
Sally graduated from Seward Park High in NYC at 15 years of age. She went on to attain a BA at Brooklyn College. Sally received a Master's of Library Science from SUNY Albany. She was the former director of the Crawford Library in Monticello, and also worked as a librarian for Monticello School District and SUNY Sullivan NY. Her passion was books and introducing others to the joy of reading.
Predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Emanuel Gellman, and her two brothers and sisters, she is survived by her loving daughters, Dr. Michelle Appelbaum and her husband, Joel of Orange County, NY, Lauren Tucker and her husband, Sheldon of Wilmington; two grandchildren: Edward Appelbaum of Houston, TX and Jessica Tucker of Wilmington.
Sally was a member of the Garden Club, B'Nai Israel Synagogue, and Jewish Women International. She loved the arts, museums, music, and theatre and history.
A funeral service will be held graveside at B'Nai Israel Cemetery with burial following.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.coblewardsmithwilmington.com