February 18, 1932 - October 14, 2021
GITNER, Sonia (Auerbach) Gitner, a longtime resident of Yorktown Heights, NY, died October 14 at Hudson Valley Hospital, following a recent stroke. She was born in New York, NY on February 18, 1932, the daughter of the late David Auerbach and Tillie (Rubin) Auerbach. She was a graduate of Walton H.S., Bronx, NY, attended City College School of Business, and after raising her family, graduated from Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY, class of 1979, with a B.S. in Business Administration. Sonia married the late Stanley Gitner of Brooklyn, NY on January 27, 1951. She is survived by three sons, Fred of New York, NY, Barry of Morgan Hill, CA and Henry (Debra) of Goshen, NY. Also survived by grandchildren Jessica of St. Louis, MO, Andrew (Elizabeth Hauserman) of Denver, CO and Christopher of New York, NY, niece Suzanne Becker Bronk, nephews Lewis Auerbach and Stephen Auerbach and many cousins. She was predeceased by her sister Grace Becker, brother Jack Auerbach and niece Rosalie Becker. Sonia was especially active as a volunteer serving on the Board of Directors of the Yorktown Teen Center for many years and remaining a Board Member Emerita; organizing luncheons and excursions for the Norchester Chapter of Hadassah; and volunteering every week for 25 years at the NY Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor. She was honored by each organization for her work. In addition she served for over 30 years as a poll worker and supervisor in Yorktown for both primary and general elections. Sonia loved travel, reading, classic movies, Jeopardy and being of service to others. One of her special talents was being an expert proofreader. She was a longtime active member of the Yorktown Jewish Center. Sonia will be missed by her extended family and friends, both near and far, with whom she kept in contact by telephone across the U.S. and Canada sharing in their joys and sorrows, and her friends and all of the people she touched during her 63 years in Yorktown. A gathering for family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 17 at 10AM at Yorktown Funeral Home, 945 East Main Street (at Route 132), Shrub Oak, NY 10588 (914-962-0700) followed by a graveside service and burial at 11:30AM at King David Cemetery, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY 10579. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions in memory of Sonia be made to one of the following: Yorktown Teen Center, P.O. Box 192, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; Yorktown Senior Center, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 104, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598; NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.
GITNER, Sonia (Auerbach) Gitner, a longtime resident of Yorktown Heights, NY, died October 14 at Hudson Valley Hospital, following a recent stroke. She was born in New York, NY on February 18, 1932, the daughter of the late David Auerbach and... View Obituary & Service Information
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