Lucille “Lucy” Gordon Eckstein passed away on Nov. 13, 2019.
Born in Huntington, Long Island, N.Y., on Oct. 19, 1927, the only child of Jacob and Bertha Gordon. Raised in Herkimer, N.Y., and her adult life in Cleveland, where her late husband of 59 years, Myron “Mike” Eckstein was owner and president of General Sheet Steel and Plate.
She was an active volunteer in the community for many years for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, chaired the religious school committee and served as an officer and active for many years in the Temple Women’s Association at Silver’s Temple (The Temple-Tifereth Israel). She was a board member of Mt. Sinai Hospital, officer and board member of the PTA of Northwood, Malvern, Byron Junior High School and Shaker Heights High School. She served on the Shaker Heights recreation board, taught preschool/Head Start for several years, taught preventative dentistry to fifth graders at Lander Elementary School for Dr. Dudley Bubis, a stroke victim unable to communicate well. For many years, she co-chaired the committee for volunteers for NCJW/Cleveland’s Designer Dress Days. She was a lifetime member of Brandeis, Mt. Sinai Auxiliary and NCJW/Cleveland.
Lucy was an avid tennis player and runner. She won many trophies in running races for 25 years and tennis trophies at steel convention competitions. Lucy’s hobbies were oil painting, silver smithing, needle point, enameling, decoupage, physical fitness and designing computer greeting cards for family and friends.
Devoted mother to Dr. Michael (Liza) Eckstein, Sheryl Eckstein, James (Margot) Eckstein and Cathlyn Eckstein. Loving grandmother of Cameron Eckstein, Jenna (Dr. Sandeep) Duggal, Dr. Brittany (Ray) Glenn, Adam Eckstein, Ryan Eckstein, Desiree (Matt) Gordillo and Selina (Amit) Mathur. Great-grandmother to Dillion and Jaya Mathur, Annsley and Reese Glenn, Adelina and Matteo Gordillo, and Layla and Kaia Duggal.
Memorial services were held Nov. 17 at The Temple-Tifereth Israel in Beachwood.
Friends who wish may contribute to The Temple-Tifereth Israel, the Eckstein Endowment Fund, c/o The Cleveland Sight Center, 1909 E. 101 St., Cleveland, OH 44106, or a charity of your choice.