Elain (Laffer) Gingold
Born 7/23/1944 in Syracuse, NY
Died Aug. 3, 2021 in Syracuse, NY

Elaine Laffer Gingold August 3, 2021 Elaine Laffer Gingold, 77, passed away on Tuesday after a brief illness. Born on July 23, 1944 to Baurice and Helen Laffer, she was a life resident of Syracuse. Elaine was a graduate of Buffalo State and received her master\'s degree in education from SUNY Oswego. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 7th grades in the N. Syracuse school district. She also taught teachers "how to teach" reading and writing. Elaine served on the Labrador Mountain Ski Patrol for 54 years. She received the 50 year pin and served in many capacities at the mountain: as a member of the board of the directors, as a teacher and trainer to other ski patrol members, and as a volunteer in the emergency clinic. She received the yellow merit star for saving a life. Elaine was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, and Temple Concord. In her retirement she had more time for herself and enjoyed playing Mah Jongg with her friends. Her family includes her husband Richard of 54 years; their sons Dr. Brett, and Peter (Aileen); grandchildren Tiger, Sequoia, Jackson, and Hudson; brothers Dr. Jerry (Judy) Laffer, Stephen (Pam) Laffer; sisters Marilyn Masell, and Renee (Nick) Diakow; brothers and sisters-in-law Neil and Susan Gingold, and Harlan and Diane Gingold; as well as a large and loving extended family. Funeral services will be at noon on Sunday August 8th at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Friends may visit with the family at the Temple, 450 Kimber Road from 11 to noon on Sunday. Masks will be required inside the Temple. Burial will be in Frumah Packard Cemetery. The service will be live streamed. Please go to www.adath.org, and press play on the StreamSpot box at noon on Sunday. Contributions in Elaine\'s memory may be made to The Richard Gingold Foundation c/o Dr. Ruth Weinstock, Joslin Center for Diabetes, 3229 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214 Shiva will be observed at Richard\'s home Monday and Tuesday evening from 7-9PM Masks will be required. www.sisskindfuneral service.com Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits

Published by Syracuse Post Standard from Aug. 3 to Aug. 8, 2021.
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