Gertrude F. Mokotoff, a 66 year area resident died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Orange Regional Medical Center in the Town of Wallkill, NY. She was 100 years of age.
The daughter of the late Abraham and Anna Fox, she was born on August 20, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY.
Gertrude was a professor at S.U.N.Y. Orange in Middletown teaching Microbiology and Lab Tech. She served as Alderwoman, Common Council President and eventually became Mayor of the City of Middletown. Gertrude received her Bachelor Degree in Biology from Brooklyn College and her Master’s in Education from Teacher’s College Columbia University. Gert was the founder of ENCORE and was a member of the Middletown Rotary Club and sat on the Boards of several charitable organizations and was a member of Temple Sinai in Middletown.
Survivors include: her husband, Alvin Mann; her children, Susan Reverby and her husband Bill Quivers of Cambridge, MA, David Mokotoff and his wife Denise of Saint Petersburg, FL, Charles Mokotoff of Bethesda, MD and Eve Mokotoff and her partner Larry Levy of Ann Arbor, MI; nine grandchildren, Mariah, Micah, Rachel, Sarah, Emily, Andrew, Corinna, Anna and Gabriel; her six great grandchildren; her brother Fred Fox of Los Angeles, CA; three nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion Mary Gurrera. Gert was predeceased by her husband Dr. Reuben Mokotoff and her sister Sylvia Naiman.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Friday, October 19th at Temple Sinai, 75 Highland Ave., Middletown, NY. Rabbi Marcus Rubenstein will officiate. Interment will follow in the Temple Sinai Cemetery in Circleville, NY.
Shiva will be observed from 3-6 PM Friday at Gert’s home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mokotoff Scholarship Fund at SUNY Orange 115 South St., Middletown, NY 10940.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Cornelius, Dodd & Connell Funeral Home, Middletown, NY.