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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Ina Gale

Ina Gale

April 25, 1924 - July 25, 2017

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

Service Date: Monday July 31st, 2017

Service Time: 12:30 pm

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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Ina Saklad Gale was born April 25, 1917 in Brookline, MA. She died July 25, 2017 at the age of 100 years at her own home in Palm Desert, CA. She was preceded in death by her father Maurice Joseph Gale of Vilkomere, Russia in 1943 in Boston, MA., her beloved mother Sarah Saklad Gale of Boston, MA in 1948 in Brookline, MA; her cherished sister Janet Barbara Gross of Brookline, MA in 1978 in Westlake Village, CA; her brother-in-law Irwin Gross of Los Angeles, CA in 1984 in Westlake Village, CA; her devoted brother Dr. Arnold Sydney Gale of Brookline, MA in 2004 in Franklin, TN; her sister-in-law Cynthia Green Gale of Malden, MA in 2010 in Franklin, TN and her lifelong dedicated friend Mickey T. Koncz of Los Angeles, CA in 2011 in Palm Springs, CA.  Aunt Ina is survived by her nephew Dr. Scott Jeffrey Gale (Margie Nicks Gale) and her great-niece Rebecca Maureen Gale of Franklin, TN, and many Saklad Cousin descendants throughout the United States as well as her friends in Palm Desert.

Ina moved west to California after WWII and was shortly followed by her sister, Janet. She enjoyed a career with the Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue and shared delightful stories of her personal assistance to celebrities such as Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, and Nancy Davis (later Reagan). She retired to Palm Springs with her friend Mickey Koncz in 1985. They enjoyed travel to spend extended time with her brother and sister-in-law in Beachwood, OH and Boca Raton, FL.  She most enjoyed attending family celebrations and gatherings including her brother’s Golden Wedding celebration with many Saklad cousins in May 1995 at the Boca Raton Country Club, and her great niece’s Bat Mitzvah in 1997 and her confirmation in 2000, both at Congregation Micah, Brentwood, TN. She was encouraged and helped by her friends in Palm Springs and Palm Desert, particularly cousins’ William and Marlene Freedman in the last year of her life.  She was uplifted daily by her dog, ‘Zacky,’ who died shortly before her death.

She will be remembered for so many things big and small such as calling everyone, ‘Babe’ and her relishing being called, ‘Gale.’ She cherished ‘family’ and was always proud of the family she helped develop over her one hundred years.