Gerald Fishman, 87


STAMFORD, CONN. – Gerald Fishman (Jerry) passed away on June 4 in Stamford after a decade living with Parkinson’s Disease . He was born in 1933 and raised at Homecrest, The Hebrew Home for Boys in Yonkers, New York.

After starring on the basketball team at Roosevelt High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego. He joined the U.S. Army, serving in Germany as a mapedic with the 3rd Armor Division. Upon his return he married his wife of 60 years, Judy Denner Fishman. They moved to Stamford in 1963. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the College of New Rochelle. He was a teacher at Harrison High School for 30 years and a high school tennis coach for 45 years, serving several years as the chairman of the New York State Boy’s Tennis Association, section 1.

His second career was as the sole proprietor of George’s Clocks and Watches, specializing in the tuning and repair of grandfather clocks. Jerry was treasurer of the Beth El Cemetery Association and served on the board of the Temple Beth El men’s club.

He is survived by his wife Judy, of Stamford; his three children, Shari and Zachary Weinberger of Providence; Merri and Howie Kapiloff of Glenrock, New Jersey; David Fishman and Robin Zucker of Los Angeles, California; and his seven grandchildren, Michael Weinberger and Yuu Taniguchi; Hillary Weinberger; Amanda Weinberger; Nathan Kapiloff; Jason Kapiloff; Owen Fishman and Reese Fishman. Everyone will miss his smile and the twinkle in his eye.

Donations may be made to Gallery Night Providence.