In Memory

Gail Kirschenbaum (Bash)

Gail Kirschenbaum (Bash)

GAIL BASH (nee Kirschenbaum); beloved wife of Brian A.; loving mother of Jason, Bryan and Parker Zabell, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca, Amanda, and Corinne Bash; cherished daughter of Elise and David Kirschenbaum; dear sister of Amy (Jeffrey) Johnson, Lynn (Robert) Gross, Jo (Andrew) Cowan, Dan (Janet) Kirschenbaum and the late Susan Kirschenbaum Gonzalez; loving aunt. Services will be held Sunday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. at PARK SYNAGOGUE, 3300 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland Hts. Interment Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. D. Kirschenbaum, 37000 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills, THROUGH TUESDAY ONLY. Friends who wish may contribute to the Gathering Place. -

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02/04/17 12:17 PM #1    

Linda Alberty

 Gail was the kindest, most genuine person I ever knew.  She was fun, wise beyond her years, and would give you the socks off her feet, when you had been studying all night for a speech pathology exam and the temperature had dropped 30 degrees from the day before!  Her loss hit me hard, both in terms of a life so filled with love and compassion being cut so short, and in my personal loss of a dear friend with whom I'd let other priorities occupy me instead of spending time with her.  Gail, I know your spirit soars in your sisters and in your kids.  Love you.  And thanks for the socks.


02/04/17 12:52 PM #2    

Suzanne Polisner (Eastman)

Gail made the world a much better place. She was just about the kindest and most caring person I've ever known. She brought joy and grace with her every single day. During our Woodbury years, her home was a my regular stop after school and she and her wonderful family took me in as one of there own.  She was always curious about everything and everybody and helped me expand my world in so many ways. We took Yiddish lessons and studied Spanish together. She was "mi hermana favorita" and will be ever grateful to have had Gail  as a friend and touch my life. Although after high school we lost touch except for reunions, Gail will always hold a special place in my heart. 

02/05/17 07:23 PM #3    

Cynthia Light (Metzger)

I thoroughly agree with everything Linda and Suzanne said in their posts!!  Having gone to Byron, I only had the pleasure of knowing Gail at Shaker, and enjoyed her friendship for those years.  She was a consummate friend to so many and never had a negative word to say about anyone.  She will most certainly be sorely missed   heart

02/06/17 11:49 AM #4    

Robert Kirschenbaum

Gail was not only my cousin, but one of my best friends. The most amazing thing about her is that she loved everyone and everyone loved her. She and her husband Brian Bash would often come out to visit me in California when I was then living up in the hills in a very remote, rural area outside of San Diego. They so fell in love with the area that they asked me to find them some property nearby. The dream was for me to build them a vacation home and I would build a little cabin there for myself and be the "caretaker" so to speak. I found them an amazing 11 acre parcel at the end of a dirt road with amazing views. I put in the needed roads, a well and had just gotten permission from the county to put in the septic system when Gail got diagnosed with cancer and everything got put on hold. Our dream never materialized but she lives on in my heart and soul. I'm grateful for so many nice postings of my amazing cousin Gail. 

02/06/17 11:54 AM #5    

Philip Fields

Those are beautiful comments Linda

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