Gilda Kress (Konwiser), 86, of West Orange died March 18, 2012. She was born and raised in Newark and moved to Philadelphia after her marriage.
Mrs. Kress had worked for Newark Beth Israel Hospital as a biologist.
She attended Weequahic High School, Newark, and received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Douglass College at Rutgers University.
She was active in Congregation Keneseth Israel in Philadelphia and sang in the sisterhood, both as a soloist and with the group.
Predeceased by her husband, Lester, she is survived by her niece, Gail Rosenberg, and her sister-in-law, Muriel Konwiser.
Services were held March 23 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Cedar Grove.