Eleanor Staff

Obituary of Eleanor Staff

Eleanor Eisenberg Staff, age 98, died peacefully at home at Avila Retirement Community on Wednesday, February 5th surrounded by her loving family & caregivers. Born January 17, 1922 in Albany, NY to Philip & Clara Eisenberg. On February 14, 1943 Eleanor married Abraham (Al) Staff, now a centenarian. Eleanor lived in Albany her entire life working as a homemaker and assisting her husband Al in his accounting practice. She was well known within the family for her split pea soup and singing and dancing while preparing holiday dinners. She also loved playing golf and was an avid reader. Eleanor, along with her husband, was a lifetime member of Temple Israel and many other local Jewish organizations. Survivors include Abraham (Al) Staff (100) her husband of almost 78 years. She is also survived by her son Michael (Ruth), daughter Carole (Robert Evans), grandchildren Bryan Staff (Stephanie), Lauren Staff, Eric Evans (Faigel), Sarah Gilbert (David), Seth Martin (Liz), Courtney Mahairas (Jimmy), and 11 great grandchildren. Eleanor was preceded in death by her brothers Irving Eisenberg and Stanley Eisenberg. Services will be held at 10am, Friday, February 7th at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue in Albany 12206 followed by interment at Beth Abraham Jacob Cemetery on Western Avenue, Guilderland, NY 12203. Relatives and friends are welcome at Avila Retirement Community, 100 White Pine Drive, Albany, NY 12203 following the cemetery service between 1-4pm. Shiva will be held on Sunday, February 9th between 1-3pm at Avila Retirement Community, Apartment 324. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to The Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 Special thanks to Eleanor’s caregivers, Ivelis, Ashley, Sonia & Christine.
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INTERMENT

Beth Abraham Jacob Cemetery in Guilderland on Western Avenue

CONTRIBUTIONS

In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to the Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Road Albany, NY 12205

OFFICIATING

Rabbi Moshe Bomzer will be officiating

PERIOD OF MOURNING

Shiva will be observed on Sunday February 9th between 1-3pm at the Avila Retirement Community, Room 324. All are welcome
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