Irving “Ted” Gelburd, 89, of Aberdeen, passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at home. Ted was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Manhattan, N.Y. He graduated from Townsend Harris High School and from City College of New York. Ted served in the United States Army in the 99th Infantry Division from 1942-1946 where he served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was an accountant in New York City for many years. Upon retirement, Ted served as a substitute teacher in the Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District. Ted had a love of knowledge and valued education; he impressed upon his children and grandchildren the importance of education. Ted met and married his wife, Peggy in London, England, while serving in the army, during World War II. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Irving is survived by his wife, Peggy; his children, Diane Gelburd of Falls Church, Va., and Brian Gelburd of Keyport; his grandchildren, Sean, Pattyann, Dawn, and Heather; and great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Sean Kobe, Brendan, Lexy, Ryan, Shaylyn, Taylor, and Aidan.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at Day Funeral Home, 361 Maple Place, Keyport. Cremation will be private. To offer the family online condolences or for directions to the funeral home, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on December 13, 2011.