Paula Convissor Gash, 93, of Montclair died May 21, 2013. She was born in Lock Haven, Pa., grew up in Newark, and resided in Springfield for 33 years before moving to Montclair in 1987.
Mrs. Gash was the office manager at her husband’s business, Abby Nursing Home in Newark.
She graduated from South Side High School, Newark.
During World War II she volunteered with the Red Cross Blood Bank in Newark while her husband, Lewis, served in the Marines.
She and her husband were founding members of Temple Sha’arey Shalom in Springfield, where she served as sisterhood president and editor of the temple cookbook. Active in many community organizations, she also volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She was a life member of Hadassah and member of the senior group at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, Brandeis Women, and the Montclair Art Museum.
Predeceased by her husband of 65 years, she is survived by two daughters, Andrea (Mark) Brodin of Newton, Mass., and Deborah (Jory) Miller of Montclair; her son, David (Karen) of Montclair; a sister, Gnesha Ozick of New Rochelle, NY; a brother, Samuel Convissor of South Orange; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held May 23 with arrangements by Jewish Memorial Chapel, Clifton. Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah or the Red Cross.