Bernard Gola of Washington Township, NJ and Highland Beach, FL passed away on July 8th, 2019 at the age of 92. He was born in Kielce, Poland and came to America in 1945 after surviving the Holocaust. He opened a retail business in Paterson, NJ in 1955, Belle Cotton Shop, which is still operating today.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was predeceased by his first wife Belle and is survived by his wife Bernice, daughters Denise Schwartz and Michele Gola, his son-in-law Mark Schwartz and grandchildren Bari & Alex Schwartz, Marissa Frudden, Adriana Stapelman as well as his stepchildren Joan & Alan Stapelman.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Schoem's Chapel, followed by burial service at Cedar Park Cemetery (Paramus, NJ). Shivah wil be held at the Gola Residence in New Jersey. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send any donations to either: Valley Chabad of Woodcliff Lake or to: The United States Holocaust Museum