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Centenarian: Molly Feibish

Molly Feibish was born on May 15, 1913, to Dora and Kalman Ingwer in Zarzecze, Poland. She immigrated to America in 1929 with her older brother Leo. She went to school and worked in the needle trade. She was also a housekeeper for her father, who had come to America a few years earlier, and also for her brother. Molly married Sol Scharf in 1934 and had two sons, Irwin and Jesse. She has six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. After being widowed in 1956, she married twice more. She loves sewing, embroidery and needlepoint. Many of her needlepoint pictures decorate the walls of her room at Gurwin Jewish Geriatric Center in Commack where she lives. She attends Jewish services and became a bat mitzvah there in 2011. She was active in her synagogue, is a life member of Hadassah, and participated in many local and community functions. She celebrated her birthday at Gurwin with 50 family members and friends.


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