Israel Gruzin

Israel Gruzin

July 24, 2022
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 1:00pm
    Sol Levinson's Chapel
    8900 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, MD 21208
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  • Interment

    Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery
    4450 N. Rogers Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215
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  • Shiva

    Siegel Residence
    2923 Caves Road
    Owings Mills, Maryland 21117
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    On Wednesday from 7pm until 9pm, Thursday 11am until 3pm and 7pm until 9pm, Friday from 9am until 2pm, Sunday 7pm until 9pm and Monday 7pm until 9pm. Shiva services will be at 7pm.


Donations are being accepted for:
Beth Tfiloh Congregation

3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

Hatzalah of Baltimore

2930 Taney Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

BridgingLife Hospice

200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157


Israel Gruzin, of Baltimore, Maryland, passed away on Sunday, July 24th, 2022 at the age of 93. He is survived by his loving wife Adela Gruzin (nee Miller); by his children Jeannie Gruzin (Louis J.) Siegel, Jeff Gruzin, and Kenny Gruzin; by his grandchildren Jonathan E. Siegel (Jessie L Ullman), and Kevin J. Siegel. He was predeceased by his brother Icik Gruzin, by his parents Chjene and Chaim Gruzin, and by his cousins Edward Gruzin and Zachary Gruzin.

If a man is measured by his good name, Israel Gruzin was a giant. He was known for his humility and his humanity. Israel loved life and loved people. And, people loved him back. He built a family life and business in Baltimore as a custom cabinet maker. A Survivor of Dachau Concentration Camp, he understood the fragility and preciousness of every moment. May his memory be a blessing for all.

Services at Sol Levinson's Chapel 8900 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD 21208, on Wednesday, July 27th, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Interment Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Beth Tfiloh Congregation, 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208 or Hatzalah of Baltimore, 2930 Taney Road, Baltimore, MD 21209 or BridgingLife Hospice, c/o BridgingLife Development Office, 200 Memorial Avenue, Westminster, MD 21157. The family will receive immediately following interment and will then be in mourning at 2923 Caves Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117 on Wednesday from 7pm until 9pm, Thursday 11am until 3pm and 7pm until 9pm, Friday 9am until 2pm, Sunday 7pm until 9pm and Monday 7pm until 9pm. Shiva services will be at 7pm.
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We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Israel here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.


Elliott Berlin

Posted at 06:56am
My condolences to you Jeannie and your family on your father’s passing. Cherish all the fond memories you have of your father to help comfort all of you now and in the future. May his memory be a blessing and may he Rest In Peace.

Mike & Roger's Auto Center

Posted at 08:18am
Our deepest condolences to the entire Gruzin family. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Howard Wasserman

Posted at 03:31pm
My condolences to the Gruzin family on Israel's passing. Although I didn't know him very well, he left a lasting mark on NW Jewish Baltimore with the cabinet business. I grew up with Jeffrey and we went to TA together.May his memory serve as blessing for all that knew him!

Mindy & Sol Gruzin, Nathan Oneto

Posted at 11:21am
We are sad to hear of cousin Israel's passing and want to extend our love to Adela and his children and grandchildren. He and my grandparents were very close and I recall Israel and Adela coming to visit their house for dinner often. They came as a set, like salt and pepper shakers, never one without the other. Growing up my mom Debbie had an awkward space in her kitchenette for a table but only if it was custom built and mounted to the wall - cousin Israel was up to the task. He even came out to install it himself. I ate at that beautiful white formica table all through childhood. Reading these stories of his life is so inspiring. May his memory be a blessing and a source of inspiration for all.

Marla Landsman

Posted at 09:22pm
Jeannie and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. You were just saying a few days ago how we needed to get together. You said we would go over and see your parents, they’ll be so happy to see you. I’ll never forget, you and I (what were we, 10) on Surrey Dr, taking lipstick when your parents were out, and “decorating” your dad’s unfinished bathroom downstairs. Then we heard them walk in the door! Lucky for us, we only got a little scolding from your sweet dad, who said it needed painting anyway. How wonderful you spent 68 years with him! My condolences to all…

Terren M. Himelfarb

Posted at 03:23pm
Dear Gruzin Family,
We met Israel over 45 years ago so he could help us with his artistry. Not only was he an artisan and a gentleman and he will be sorely missed
Ellen and Terry Himelfarb

susan macht

Posted at 12:55pm
Dear Adela, Jeannie, Kenny and Jeffrey,
I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Gruzin. We were neighbors for many years and my parents, also being survivors thought the world of Mr. Gruzin. My mom used to always say he had "hands of gold". Jeannie and I would carpool to school and many times he would be the driver. Mr. Gruzin was just the kindest and sweetest person. He loved to talk about his kids and adored his grandkids. We are fortunate to have much of his beautiful work in our home. Mr. Gruzin was a real mensch! May his memory be for a blessing......

Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Posted at 11:50am
The Chizuk Amuno synagogue community expresses our sincere condolences on the passing of Israel Gruzin, father of our member, Jeannie Siegel. We extend our sympathies to the entire family. May you find comfort in your memories.

Irv Walker

Posted at 11:26am
Dear Adela, Jeannie, Louis, and Family, My deep sympathies on the passing of Mr. Gruzin. What an extraordinary man and what an extraordinary and beautiful life he created with you and family and friends. May his memory continue to be a source of strength and inspiration for all those lucky enough to have known him.

Sandy and Malcolm Berman

Posted at 09:05am
Adela we were so very sorry to hear about Israel passing. He built so many magnificent cabinets for
us in our Baltimore home and also Ocean City. He was the best cabinet maker we ever used. Israel
always spoke so highly of you and your children. He was a mensch in every sense of the word.
May he rest in peace!!

Cookie Winer

Posted at 09:00am
Dear Jeannie,
So very sorry for your loss. May fond memories comfort you at this difficult.time.

Deborah Lynn Attman

Posted at 05:31pm
I remember so clearly when your Dad make a beautiful wooden cabinet for Eileen and Arnie when they first were married. We all thought that was so nice. Eileen used for many years for a stereo and a lot of albums. Your dad ‘s the meaning of a survivor ! I can’t even fathom what he

Julie Buckner

Posted at 02:06pm

I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. Condolences to your dear Mom, Jeannie and your family. In the past, whenever you’ve brought me around, everyone was so welcoming. Your Dad was a true mensch and you take after him 💯%!!! Love to you always.

Maura Davis Brunner

Posted at 01:45pm
Dearest Gruzin family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of Israel. He was special, dear and good. Our deepest condolences, prayers and love your way. Maura, Barbara, Stan, P.J. and Brad Davis

Andre Moshenberg

Posted at 12:43pm
Gruzin Family,
It has been so many years but the memory of our families growing together remains. He was such a very nice man. May his memory serve as a blessing during these times.

Jack and Lola Matz

Posted at 12:24pm
Ken and Family,
Mr. Gruzin built the most beautiful furniture and cabinets in our previous home. He was always kind and gracious. Our most sincere condolences to Ken and the Gruzin family

Wendie Seidman Beser

Posted at 10:19am
Jeannie, my deepest condolences for the loss of your father.

Stuart Cutler

Posted at 09:47am
Dear Adela and Family,
We are so saddened to hear about the passing of Israel. There will only be one Israel Gruzin that will exist in our lifetime. We have never met anyone that was as loving, kind , generous, and caring as Israel. He was a true gentleman. About 40 years ago he did some work for us. He did several jobs well after. Israel was a true craftsman. We also became friends with Israel and Adela. It was a true pleasure knowing the Gruzins. May his memory be a true blessing of love to his family and friends.
Phyllis and Stuart Cutler

Linda haas

Posted at 09:45am
Dear Family,
It’s been many years since we were neighbors on Deancroft Rd.,
though we have fond memories of all of you. Many years later Jeanie and I found ourselves on an Associated Mission to Israel
and so enjoyed each other’s company and reminiscing about times past. The tributes to Mr Gruzin on these pages are numerous and beautiful and hopefully give you comfort.
Linda Haas

Jack Brown

Posted at 05:19am
Jack Brown and Sue Taylor
To Adela and the Gruzin family. How fortunate was I to meet such a man as Israel. He built out my new Bonded Jewelry in 1992 flawlessly. Showcases, desks and display shelving were as perfect as he was. Always a smile, glad hand and good word were some of Israels traits. A gentlemans gentleman who was always there for me. What an honor it was to have met and known you thru the years. RIP my friend!!


M A Greenstein

Posted at 12:18am
Dearest Gruzin Family,

On behalf of the Greenstein family, I offer my heart-felt condolences for the passing of our beloved Mr Gruzin.
Yes, he was a giant of a man in heart, deed, and talent. We are all deeply saddened by the news of his passing and send blessings of protection during his Nashuva. We wish we could be with you in Baltimore at this time.

Our families share a long history starting with Mr. Gruzin meeting the good Doc G to discuss the building of cabinets in our new Grasty Rd residence and in Dad’s office on Slade. That meeting led to a lifelong friendship between the two men and our families, resulting in shared festivities -- dinners at Linwoods, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and pool parties Ms. Vera organized with fuss and fury. She did not want to disappoint the Gruzins. I remember Mr. Gruzin always came with stories and reminded us, “we’re here and all together.” A lovely noble man with a heart of gold.

We are with you in spirit. Breath of life and love.

Judy & Barry Nabozny

Posted at 11:44pm
I hope all the special memories of him will give you strength during this difficult period. He was such a special person.

Sherry and Chaim Berlin

Posted at 09:57pm
To Mr. Gruzin's family,
Nearly every room in my home has a major piece of furniture built by hand by your dear husband and father including our office, play room, living room and two of our children's bedrooms. Each piece is unique to the room it is in and built by a man dedicated to perfecting his craft. Mr. Gruzin was invested in each piece and loved getting to know the families who would be enjoying his work for years to come. Your husband/Dad would tell us wartime stories of how he survived the camps and life immediately after Liberation and I loved to listen because my own father was a refugee from Europe but died very young. Being with your husband/Dad made me feel as if I had a few minutes more with my own father. We admired your Dad very much and felt so privileged to have him make our home so beautiful! He shared not just his expertise but he, more importantly, shared his heart with us. He had a sterling Jewish soul that shined in every home that he improved. May his memory be for a blessing for your family that he loved so dearly!

Phillip Potts

Posted at 09:23pm
I’ve known Israel and Adela and Jeannie since my Shelburne Road days in the 1950’s. As a child in the old neighborhood I never saw Israel alone - - he was always with Adela. They were inseparable. He was a kind, gentle, prince of a man whom my late parents thought the world of. May his memory be a blessing.

Susan DiPietro

Posted at 09:05pm
My deepest condolences to Ken and your family. Your Dad was such a wonderful man his devoted family is a testament to life. He will be so missed

David Wolff

Posted at 06:54pm
Very sorry to hear of the Gruzin family’s loss. I always called him Mr. Gruzin and we had some nice chats about building custom cabinets. Mr. Gruzin was one of the first to start a cabinet making business in Baltimore and that made it easier for all of us that followed. Thanks Mr. Gruzin!

Jeff and Sherry Feldman

Posted at 06:00pm
Adela, Jeannie, Jeffrey and Kenny,
I knew Israel for over 50 years, and will never meet a kinder, gentler soul, I loved talking to him over the years and felt he treated me like family an adopted son.
Even when Ronnie and I ate his dinner one night at Deancroft, he wasn't mad he only laughed.
He will be missed.

Linda Eisenberg

Posted at 05:27pm
Dear Jennie and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of father and send condolences


Sondra Crain

Posted at 04:28pm
We were sad to hear of Israel’s passing. We thought so highly of him and were honored to call him our friend.
Sondra and Stanley

Carol & Steve Landsman

Posted at 04:07pm
Adela, Jeannie & Family,
Sorry to hear of Israel’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. Always treated us with kindness and patience. The cabinets he built for us all those years ago are a testament to his talent and will keep our memories alive.


Marlene Teitel

Posted at 03:43pm
Mr. Grunin did some cabinetry work for us. His work was impeccable and his kindness was enormous. I am so glad I had a chance to meet him.

Carol and Robert Keehn

Posted at 03:31pm
We send our sincere condolences on your loss. He was a lovely man. He always had a smile. Thinking of you at this difficult time.


Posted at 03:21pm
Dear Jeannie and family,
So sorry for the loss of your father . May memories of him be consoling to you during this difficult time. Rest In Peace Israel

David N Shapiro

Posted at 02:31pm
To the entire Gruzin Family. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gruzin's passing. He was a kind man and I always enjoyed talking with him when I visited the shop. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. David Shapiro

Vicki Kahn

Posted at 02:04pm
Dear Jeannie, my love to you, your mom and your family. Your dad was a very special and kind man, and I’m glad I got to know him. Always thinking of you - may all the wonderful memories comfort you. Live, Vicki

Michelle Clein

Posted at 02:02pm
So sorry to learn of the loss of, Israel, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather.
Michelle Straitman Clein

Denise Monnett

Posted at 01:11pm
I am so sorry to hear about your father. I have many memories from Surrey Drive when we were teenagers. It was nice to see you and your parents a few years ago at Wilmer and was so glad they remembered me from so long ago. My sympathies to you and your family.

Tres Hughes

Posted at 01:08pm
Dear Mrs. Gruzin & Family,
I am terribly sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Gruzin. His warmth and kindness would embrace you through his generous smile. His memory will remain in my heart. It was an honor knowing him. I wish you peace during this very difficult time.

Amy and Pete Sloane

Posted at 01:05pm
Dear Jeannie and family,
Pete and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. May you all be comforted by your memories and the love and support of your family and friends

Phyllis Brown

Posted at 12:45pm
Tom and I sending our love to your family. I feel honored to have had the time to be around your father.......he was a kind soul and a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. May you be blessed with his memories.
Phyllis and Tom

Ruthye Steinberg

Posted at 11:27am
Dear Adela and Family
My deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Husband, Father, Father- in- Law and Grandfather. Mr Gruzin was such a nice man, always with a smile. I would love to see the both of you at the accountant’s office and the Giant.
May Mr. Gruzin’s memory always be for a blessing.

Sharon Henderson

Posted at 11:20am
Kenny and Family,
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dad. I did not know him, but I wish I had. He sounds like the kind of person we need more of these days. May his memory be a blessing.

Herta and Arthur Baitch

Posted at 11:18am
Dear Grazin Family,
We join so many others whose lives were touched by Israel in expressing our most sincerest sadness in learning of his passing. We will never forget his sweet personality and smile. We new him as a patient and also as a most talented artist who constructed the very finest office and home furniture for us. Obviously, we are not the only ones to appreciate who appreciated him in this way. Please accept our most sincere condolences.

Ron Eisenberg

Posted at 10:58am
One evening, in their early 70’s, late at night on my way home, I saw smoke and thought to find where is was coming from. Turns out, Gruzin Woodwork in the lumber yard near the railroad tracks on Milford Mill road was burning.
Since there were no cell phones, I drove to get Mr. Gruzin and took him back to watch his business burn to the ground. We stood on the train track and I asked him what was he going to do. Without hesitation he said he would find a space and equipment because he had orders and commitments to fulfill. He told me that compared to the horrors he had experienced in his earlier years, this fire was nothing. You move forward. That was Israel Gruzin.

That conversation has had a huge impact on me in my life as Mr. Gruzin has had on so many others.
I will miss the times I would see his warming smile and get a great hug.
Only blessings and good things for the entire Gruzin family with special regards to Mrs. Gruzin who is an incredible person as well.

Louis Leikach

Posted at 10:54am
Jeannie, Jeff, Ken and the rest of the Gruzin Family,
Izzy always made me think of my own dad. As close as we lived to each other, just across the alley, it amazes me that they never knew each other. Those long nights on Surrey Dr. broken up by a heavily accented, "Tzeenie. it's time to make night!" I've run into your parents several times over the last 5-8 years. They were always so warm and endearing.
My deepest condolences. May his memory always make you smile.

Diane Paperman Murry

Posted at 10:46am
To the Gruzin Family
Sincere condolences on the passing of Israel Gruzin.

Debbie and Stephen Handelman

Posted at 10:21am
Sending our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. We did not know him personally, but it is easy to see that he was a giant among men. After reading the heartfelt obituary, it is obvious how deeply he was loved and how much he will be missed. May all your beautiful memories comfort you as you mourn and may his memory always be for a blessing.

Michele Brill

Posted at 10:08am
Jeannie, Louis and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

Rhoda and Stanley Brown

Posted at 10:08am
To the Gruzin family
In 1980 Mr Gruzin built magnificent furniture in our children’s rooms. A delight a mensch and how proud he was of his family and his craft. May his memory be a blessing

Robyn & Mark Brody

Posted at 08:55am

Our condolences to you and your family. May your Dad’s memory be for a blessing.

Debbie and Marc

Posted at 08:42am
Jeannie and the entire Gruzin family
Marc and I were saddened to hear of your father’s death. We will always remember him as the gentle giant he was with the smile on his face and always so kind and caring!! Our prayers and positive thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time!

Reta DaviSpp

Posted at 08:10am
Dear Jeannie, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. He was a very special man. My best to your mom

Alan Sandler

Posted at 07:57am
To The Gruzin Family,
As an usher at Beth Tfiloh I had the pleasure of greeting Mr. Gruzin when he came to shul. No doubt he was a favorite. His warmth, his smile and his friendliness never stopped. He remembered my Dad and liked to talk about the old days. While I have not seen him since Covid I remember his wonderful ways vividly. May your memories of him be a blessing and a source of strength for all of you.

Stanley Amernick, MD

Posted at 07:55am
To the Gruzin Family
My sincerest condolences to you on the passing of Israel. He was such a kind generous and humble man who will be sorely missed. I new Mr Gruzin from Beth Tifiloh as well as his his eye physician. Each time he saw me he never forgot the time, as an eye resident, that I helped a technician put an IV a in his arm after the technician was successful. Even ten years later he would remind me of how I helped him that day. He was so appreciative of life and doing good. May his soul be bound in the bond of eternal life.

Melinda S. Hiken

Posted at 07:20am
Jeannie and family,
My condolences on your loss. May your memories help sustain you during this difficult time.

Robin Belsky & Neil Kwatinetz

Posted at 07:16am
Ken, Jeannie, and Family,
Words cannot express how heartbroken I am to learn of the loss of your father. A gentle soul, who always met anyone with a warm smile. When I asked about his children…his loving words began with “My Kenny…” or “”My Jeannie…”. He not only was a master of his cabinet craft and perfectionistic workmanship, which he passed on to Ken, but he was a master of his Jewish faith…and for so many years I would sneak up to him to say hello to him at Beth Tfiloh high holiday services. He was enviable…coming to this country with nothing, after surviving the hardships of the Holocaust, and built quite a reputable business that became a household name. Ken and Jeannie, as an observer on the sidelines and as a good friend…your care for your father was unending, loyal to the core, compassionate, and lest I forget, purely loving. I have no doubt he was called for higher things. Sending you ALL the love I’ve got…

Gerald and Sheila Feldman

Posted at 06:00am
Dear family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We only knew Mr Gruzin through a business connection, but it was an honor to have had him as a part of our lives. He was truly one of the kindest, nicest people we have ever had the the pleasure to meet. He was the light at the end of the tunnel.

Janice and Jeffrey Dansicker

Posted at 05:53am
Dear Jeannie and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Thinking of you at this most difficult time and sending you our deepest sympathy

Lorraine and Kenny Blumberg

Posted at 05:38am
Deepest sympathy to your family’ on the loss of your beloved dad. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Maxine & Bernie Gordon

Posted at 11:07pm
To the Gruzin family
We are so sorry for your loss. Mr Gruzin was such a lovely man and we always enjoyed when he visited our business. We know your happy memories will help you through this difficult situation.

Anne King

Posted at 10:46pm
Jeannie, Over 35 years ago I met your father when he made my bedroom furniture. He was a delight to work with. A true gentleman. I hope your wonderful memories will help you through these difficult days.

Gail and Ron Furman

Posted at 10:03pm
Dear Gruzin family,

We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Gruzin's passing. He was such a kind, wonderful and sincere man who had mastered his craft to our families delight. May the wonderful memories help sustain you during this time and may he rest in peace.

Sally Stein Snader

Posted at 09:22pm
Jeff and family,
Sorry for your loss.

Anne King

Posted at 09:18pm
Jeannie, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your father was a very special man. He built beautiful furniture for us over 30 years ago. I hope your wonderful memories are a source of comfort through these difficult days.

Eileen Attman Greenberg

Posted at 07:53pm
To my dearest friend Jeannie and Family. David and I are so very sorry on the loss of your Dad Israel. I’ve known Israel since we were 12 years old and for all of those years he was always so kind and wonderful to me. Always a smile on his face . I will remember him always and will dearly miss him.

Barbara Schlachman Zerolnick

Posted at 07:10pm
Dear Jeannie and family
I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing- he was such a gentleman. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time

Dr. David and Debbie Roffman

Posted at 06:25pm
Dear Ken and Gruzin family. Debbie and I are saddened by the news of Mr. Gruzin’s passing. We were so fortunate to know him through the business and to see him on occasional social events. He always brought a smile into our home and even seeing him after many years, he always remembered us and our cherished puppy. May his memory be for a blessing. Baruch Dayan Haemet

Reva and Bernard Suffel

Posted at 04:35pm
Mr. Gruzin was a kind and very honest businessman. He was very artistic and talented in whatever he made for ones home. He provided us with many beautiful things many years ago, that still, today, are enjoyed by it's beauty.
We are sorry to learn of his passing and pray that his family will gain strength from wonderful memories. He was truly a gentleman's gentleman .
May he rest in peace.
Reva and Bernard Suffel

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