Albert Abraham Garfinkle 1932 - 2020

Albert Garfinkle passed away of natural causes in his Manhattan, NY home on April 15th, 2020
Albert, or “Al everyone’s Pal” as he was known to his friends, was born on October 20, 1932 in Brooklyn, NY.  He attended New York University, where he met his wife, Natalie, and graduated with a degree in accounting.  He was a U.S. veteran of the Korean War, stationed in Germany. Al was an expert bridge player throughout his whole life, was keen with numbers, had a great sense of humor, and was a strong supporter of ballet and arts in Manhattan. He will be missed sorely.

Albert was predeceased by his loving wife, Natalie Garfinkle, his brother Harold “Heshy” Garfinkle, and his parents, Tillie and Louie Garfinkle.  He is survived by his son Steven Garfinkle, daughter-in-law Rose Inman-Garfinkle; and their son Max Garfinkle; his daughter Ellen Sager, son-in-law Frederick Sager, and their children Erick and Jennifer Sager; wife of Erick, Eliza Gordon-Lipkin and his great grandaughter Lena Sager; husband of Jennifer, Nick Volpe; nephew and niece Rebecca Garfinkle and Scott Garfinkle; and his brother Morton Garfinkle and nephew Michael, nieces Ada and Lisa.

Graveside Service

Sunday, April 19th 2020 at 01:30 PM
New Montefiore Cemetery
1180 Wellwood Avenue
West Babylon, NY 11704
(631) 249-2016


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    Barbara Reiss says

    Al was the “Mayor of the Savannah”. He knew everyone and exuded sincere, no-nonsense warmth and respect for everyone, including… .perhaps especially… our dedicated staff. He added color, heimishkeit, and Upper West Side saltiness at a time when those qualities are waning. He was one of a kind and will be missed.

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    Rhoda Altman says

    To Al’s family, So very sorry. You have my sincere condolences. Hard to believe he’s gone, he was a very special part of our Savannah family. His warm, fun presence will be missed!

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    Joey says

    To Al, we had some great times

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    Abby says

    Hey Al we will meet in heaven your cousin abby

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    LG says

    I remember Al from Aces bridge club, he always made me smile I will always miss you Alberto

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