Hinda Zarkey Saul was born in Ponevezh, Lithuania, to Alchonan and Chana Esther (nee Kagan) Zarkh. The family moved to Widze, Poland, a few years later where Hinda lived happily with her parents and two younger sisters, Gitte and Leah.
In 1934, when it was time to attend junior high school, Hinda moved to Šeduva, Lithuania, living with her aunt Goda and uncle Samuel Bardon, and their daughter, Yvette. When they moved to America in 1937, they brought Hinda with them. While living in Cleveland, Hinda learned her parents and sisters had been killed in the Holocaust.
In 2012, she honored the memory of her family and friends when she and her daughter wrote the book, “My Dear Hindalla, Remember Me...”.
Hinda graduated from Glenville High School (class of 1940) and Dyke College of Commerce, and attended Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University).
For 10 years, she worked in the office of Warner Brothers Theaters in a variety of capacities, the latest being accounting supervisor. She married Jack Saul in 1945 and they were married 63 years before he passed away in 2009. Hinda was active in his business, Quality Home Furniture Company.
Hinda was an artist and enjoyed drawing, painting and calligraphy, in addition to needlepoint and embroidery. In years past, she enjoyed the spring and summer when she could take care of her flower and vegetable garden.
Hinda was a member of Park Synagogue and its sisterhood for more than 60 years. She also belonged to Hadassah, NA’AMAT USA, ORT, Red Magen David and many other Jewish organizations, including being a charter member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
She and Jack were full-season subscribers to the Cleveland Orchestra for more than 60 years. She also actively supported the many activities, organizations, and interests of her children and grandchildren.
Some of her most cherished expressions include: “If it isn’t a matter of life and death, let’s do it your way;” ”For me, they don’t have to bother;” and “No one gets a sports injury sitting in the library reading a book.” She had a great sense of humor, was always patient and understanding, and was always interested in solving problems. Hinda was a devoted friend and will be missed by many.
Hinda is survived by her children, Marlene (Jon) Englander, of Beachwood, Dr. Kenneth (Julie) Saul of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Howard (Laura) Saul of Beachwood; grandchildren, Samantha Englander of Seattle, Kelly (John) Kelleher, of Pasadena, Calif., Lauren (Ryan) Fournier of Temecula, Calif., and Benjamin Saul of Beachwood; step-grandson, David (Kristin) Englander; and step-great grandchildren, Cody and Jenna of Shaker Heights.
Services were held Aug. 22 at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel. Interment was at Bet Olam Cemetery.
Friends who wish may contribute to The Cleveland Orchestra or to Park Synagogue’s Sisterhood.