Harriette Rosalie Schecter of New York City and Jamesport, N.Y., passed away peacefully Dec. 22 in her home surrounded by her loving family.Born Jan. 31, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y., Harriette grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and was a diehard Brooklyn Dodgers fan. She was a devoted daughter to her parents, Jules and Esther Gerson. She married her lifelong love, Dr. Fred Schecter, June 19, 1960.
She leaves behind her husband; her devoted daughters and sons-in-law, Suzanne Schecter (Todd and son Grant) and Julianne Schecter Karsten (Russ); and her adoring grandsons, Van and Calvin.
Harriette graduated from Forest Hills High School in 1956 and Adelphi College and Syracuse University in 1960 as an English and education major. She was an active member of Temple Shaaray Tefila and served as treasurer and member of the sisterhood for many years.
Harriette was kind, loyal and generous beyond measure and spent her life giving to others, particularly her family and friends, and any baby she could get her hands on!
She often reflected on her treasured memories of Brookwood Camp, where she spent summers in her youth. Harriette enjoyed participating in all activities, particularly theater and drama. She took great pride and pleasure in playing the unforgettable Miss Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls” as a teenager.
She will be so very missed by all who knew her.
Special thanks to Loraine Reid, Metropolitan Jewish Hospice Care and Alliance Health Care for helping and caring for Harriette and her family so deeply. Funeral services are private.
Memorial donations can be made to Metropolitan Jewish Hospice Care and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This is a paid notice.