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Tzippy Jaffe

Abe Gittler

August 07, 1939 - August 30, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Abe Gittler. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Tzippy Jaffe
    I remember when I got my driver's license, my dad let me drive his new car my first day of college.  The car was parked in a lot and I was not even in the drivers seat but someone hit the car and damaged it.  When I called him crying hysterically,...  more
  • Joey Geralnik
    Grandpa would always strike up conversations with strangers and play "Jewish Geography". His matzah-breit was legendary. He was always fixing and building things. His frequent visits were a staple of the holidays. It won't be the same without him.
  • Jonathan Geralnik
    Memories of how he went through his problem solving and fix it solutions have helped me tremendously through my time at school.
  • Nechama Kramer
    Towards the end of my wedding, he started bringing the half empty bottles of liquor to my friends table. Every time they emptied one he'd bring another. They were all still a little drunk at work the next day!
  • Rebecca Arie
    My favorite story about Grandpa is when he installed child locks on the cabinets, and then spent half an hour teaching my baby brother how to open them. He came back the next week to install new child locks.
  • Xev Gittler
    When I was taking my kid to visit colleges, I was leading my some and exploring some interesting looking back passageway, and my son said “dad, you’re not allowed to go back there!”, in a very embarrassed tone. I immediately flashed back to all the...  more
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    • Xev Gittler
      Nechama Kramer Remember the yachad family Shabbat on? "I'm much more worried about my father embarrassing me!"
      • September 1, 2020
    • Xev Gittler
      Tzippy Jaffe I totally remember that.
      • September 2, 2020
  • Nechama Kramer
    I remember telling my parents that I was moving to DC. They were highly skeptical, but that didn't stop them from helping me move. After I moved, my dad loved nothing more than coming to visit and engaging in conversations with all the young idealists...  more
  • Nechama Kramer
    Molly: We loved his ringtone. "Ring ring! Ring ring ring! Pick up the telephone! Ring ring!" And his pockets were always full of the coolest things. We would go through his pockets and ask him what each thing was for and he would show us...  more
  • Nechama Kramer
    Abba was always fixing stuff. I don't think there was a single time that he came to visit that he didn't tinker with something.
  • Nechama Kramer
    Molly: Every time Grandma and Grandpa came to visit, we went out to eat. We went to Dougie's, and our mom was trying to get us to behave and have good table manners. Then Grandpa says "Hey, look at this!" He puts a straw in his glass, puts...  more
  • Nechama Kramer
    Molly: I remember Kiri and I, when Grandpa and Grandma used to visit, we would always fight about who would get to wake him. We would sneak up to him (which was easy because he was a very deep sleeper) and we would pick up his sleep mask and try to open...  more