Born Eva Lena Safer on July 10, 1923 in the lower east side of New York, Lee Safer Gall died on January 13, 2017 in Paramus where she has lived the past 44 years. She moved from Long Island to Paramus with her husband Irving and was married to him for 72 years before his death in 2015.
Lee was the matriarch of a large family. Married at age 18, she raised four children while adding to the family income with her formidable tailoring and sewing skills. She was committed to the value of education, returning to school to earn her high school diploma and then several associate degrees from Bergen Community College. Her legacy includes a wonderful family, many of whom drove and flew in from all over the country to visit her during the the past month. Her dear husband Irving preceded her in death two years ago; but she leaves behind 4 children , Martin Gall of Scituate, MA, Ellen Gall of Miami, Florida, Barbara Norden of Saddle River, NJ, Stephanie Carmel of Maplewood, NJ, 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Lee was an active volunteer at Paramus Jewish Community Center (JCCP) and the Paramus Public Library and was honored by Hadassah as Woman of the Year in 2008. She was also a member of the Live and Learn group at the Y, the Brandeis Book Club and supported many other worthy causes.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Hadassah , the Paramus Public Library , Camp Ramah, JCCP or to any good cause of your choice.