Jay Gorelick

Jay Samuel Gorelick

December 2, 1963 - May 18, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 2:00pm
    Virtual Funeral in Levinson's Chapel
    Please click the view the webcast link above to watch the funeral service.
  • Interment

    Shaarei Zion Cemetery
    6300 Hamilton Avenue
    Rosedale, Maryland 21237
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Jay Samuel Gorelick, of Manchester, MD, passed away on Tuesday, May 18th, 2021 at the age of 57. He is survived by his beloved wife, Katherine Gorelick (nee Low), mother, Natalie Gorelick (nee Akman), sister, Shelley (Jeff) Mund, brother-in-law, Michael Low, nieces and nephews, Jocelyn (Lyle) Kelly, Jessica Mund, Charles (Megan) Mund, and great niece and nephew, Esme and Micah. He was predeceased by his father, Malcom 'Mike' Gorelick.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Interment Shaarei Zion Cemetery - Rosedale. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.
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Steve Akman and Anita Leonard

Posted at 05:38pm
Dear Aunt Natalie, Katherine, and Shelley,
We are deeply saddened by Jay's sudden and tragic passing. Jay was known to all as a kind, gentle, and sensitive man. We will miss seeing and catching up with him at family gatherings. Our hearts go out to you.

Jeffrey Akman and Steven Mazzola

Posted at 05:45pm
Dear Aunt Natalie, Katherine, Shelley and family,
Steven and I were so saddened by Jay's sudden death. Jay was quite simply one of the nicest guys in the world. We will miss him greatly. Please accept our deepest sympathies and my his memory always be a blessing. With love, Jeff and Steven

Jody Susserman Knox

Posted at 03:46pm
Dear Natalie, Shelley and family,
My heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Baruch HaShem, G-d Bless

Jayne Klein (Zion)

Posted at 04:38pm
Dear Natalie, Shelley and Family,
Another old Brattle road neighbor, I wanted to extend my condolences to you. I didn't know Jay that well, as he was quite a bit younger than me. I do remember the warmth and kindness Natalie and Mike also showed me as well as all our neighbors. I will never forget the time Mike came to Memorial Stadium when a group of us went to a ball game and my car broke down. Thinking of you brings back many good memories. So sorry for this terrible loss.

Allan Sody

Posted at 02:55pm
NATALIE,SHELLY and family,I am truly saddened to hear of Jay's passing. As I sit and reflect on all the childhood memories with Jay ,I can't help but smile and laugh at the things we did (or thought we could do). Hanging with the Gorelick family and the rest of my childhood friends ,I felt as I was part of their famly. Rest in peace Jay. Love and prayers to Jay's family and friends.

Chandra Williams

Posted at 02:28pm
Heart is broken....

Suzanne Kiewe

Posted at 02:25pm
We are all sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

Stanley and Jean Hankin

Posted at 01:57pm
From the moment the 8 Hankin sisters and brothers came to America, a fabric of family unity and warmth that lasts to this day, was created. Bertha and Morris Gorelick passed the warmth and importance of the family relationships to their children and to succeeding generations. Jay Gorelick carried that same warmth forward. He truly knew the importance of Tikkun Olam and practiced it. The testimony of those who love him is he made a difference for all who knew him. He left the world too soon, but made it better than he found it. God bless and keep him.

Mitch Abrams

Posted at 01:45pm
You never expect to hear news like this and it always takes your breath away...... Jay has been a part of my life for most of my life and his life was a precious one, He had Bright eyes and a sense of curiosity to learn and share and help whomever and whenever ....convenient or not. If my phone rang and it was Jay I would drop everything as I know he would do for anyone and did for me. People like that are precious gems. Nothing can take away the memories and the conversations I've had and will have with him.
Katherine, Natalie my thoughts are with you

Alan Belsky

Posted at 01:41pm
Jay was a very good friend when we were young. We were inseparable for a time and spent our teenage years hanging out at our parents’ homes, building things, destroying more things, and laughing at ourselves and others. Jay had a kind and tender heart despite the “tough guy” persona. I grew very close to his entire family to whom I owe a debt of gratitude for teaching me about hard work, kindness, and forgiveness. I will always remember all the fond times Jay and I spent together and am so very sorry to hear of his passing.

Joanne (née Carp) Quam

Posted at 01:39pm
Dear Aunt Natalie, Shelly, and family,

I am so shocked and terribly sad to learn that Jay has passed away! My what very sad and unexpected news!! I know all of you are reeling from this and I can’t find the right words to express how much love I am sending your way.

Jay was a great kid to live across the street from and grew to be a fine young man. We lost him way too soon. I hope the memories you have of the great times you spent with him during his life will carry you through this time of grief and sorrow.

Please know I am among the many people who will remember and miss him.

Joyce abd George Goodman

Posted at 12:24pm
Shocked and saddened to learn of Jays passing.We are extended Brattle Road family and were blessed to have you and Mike as our best neighbors. It was a pleasure to watch Jay grow from a child to a wonderful man and mensch. He was always available to help us, dependable, kind and respectful.May your memories be a source of comfort. We will keep Jay in our hearts.Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy on your great loss.
Love Joyce, George, Jeffrey and Brian

Donna Diseroad

Posted at 11:35am
Jay ( and Katherine as well) have been very good to my Dad. Jay used to bring my Dad a donut from Dunkin Donuts every Sat. AM. My Dad really looked forward to his visits.

Sue Trainis

Posted at 10:12am
Dear Cousin Natalie and Family
We’re so sorry to hear about Jay’s passing. We pray you are held in the loving arms of God throughout this very difficult time. Thinking of you all from Minnesota,
Sue and Ron Trainis
(Debbie Nathanson’s Daughter and Son-in-law)

Kenny Geisler

Posted at 01:22am
Words cannot express how I feel about the loss of my dear friend . My heart is with everyone who knew and loved him . His journey has not ended . I look forward to seeing him again !

Lisa & Sam Akman

Posted at 12:22am
Aunt Natalie, Katherine, Shelley and family we were so saddened when we heard about Jay. He was such a sweet guy and we enjoyed catching up with him at family gatherings. He will really be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Mandi love

Posted at 09:45pm
I wish I could be there to hug all of you and let you know that when ever I was around Jay, through elementary school and at all the Family Circle gatherings, he was always a humble, kind and genuine person and I know he will be missed by all that love him!

Lesa Schrum

Posted at 06:11pm
Jay, the times we spent on Davis Avenue with you were some of the best times of our lives. You touched each and every one of our hearts, enriched our lives, and we are better people because of you. We will miss you! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Beth Strauss

Posted at 10:33am
So very sorry for your loss. May the memories you have of him remain in your heart.

Susan Block

Posted at 08:06am
Dear Katherine,
You are in our prayers ...I can't even imagine your sorrow.. Jay was bigger then life! His kind heart and love for you and your little family was certainly inspiring!
Jay left his beautiful footprint with whom. ever he met!
Fly high my friend, you'll always stay in
our hearts!


Posted at 11:08pm
Jay will forever be in my heart. From the Hankin Chanukah parties through the years, to long ago visits to Brattle Road with my family, Jay was always smiling, fun, and a pleasure to know. I will miss his great presence and his warmth. Condolences to the beautiful family he leaves behind. We are deeply sorry. Jay was truly wonderful and his memory will live on. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Karla Perelstine

Posted at 09:14pm
I don't know if you remember me. I was in lower school with you. I was online looking at my mother's Memorial Book and saw that you lost your brother. Please accept my condolences and pass on my condolences to your family as well.

Barbara Berman

Posted at 03:48pm
This is a terrible loss. Jay was a kind and giving soul. He was a special friend, and Ken's best bud. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who loved Jay. Rest in peace dear friend. We will carry you in our hearts forever.

Susan Land

Posted at 02:55pm
Aunt Natalie, Shelley, and family,
It is so hard to wrap my head around this loss. Memories of swimming at your house when we were young, then spending a few holidays together at Aunt Anita's. Although we did not see each other often, when we did Jay was so nice, kind and warm. Jay will be missed by so many. I love you all. May Jay's memory always be a blessing.

Sherri Meekins

Posted at 01:14pm
Dear Miss Natalie, Shelley and family,
I’m so shocked to hear of Jaybirds death. It doesn’t seem fair to happen to such a special person. I’ve always loved him even though we went separate ways. I pray God will give each one of you peace, strength and wonderful memories of him to sustain each passing day. I truly feel your pain.
Love to all,
Sherri Meekins RN

Sue Brotman Fine Brown

Posted at 10:49am
My sincerest condolences, Natalie, on the loss of your son. You and I were in high school together and I still have fond memories of our time together. May his memory be a blessing.
(I was Brotman/Fine)


Rev Michael (moss) hyatt

Posted at 10:35am
I’m so sorry to hear about Jay, we went to elementary school together. May Jay now be able to Rest In Peace with the Lord and his family ✡️😢🐶🦮🐱🐯🏳️‍🌈🤗

Rona Engel

Posted at 09:17am
So sorry for your loss, my son Alan & Jay were the same age when we lived in Brattle Rd.
They were all friends in the neighborhood.All still young men,so sorry for you and your family.

Julie Setlen Wasserman

Posted at 08:23am
Dear Natalie and Shelley and family,
Marc and I were neighbors on Brattle Rd.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Jay. May his memory be a blessing .

Sheila Eick

Posted at 08:09am
Natalie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Jay. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May he rest in peace.

Michael, Shelly, Shea and Hilary Akman

Posted at 11:41pm
Auntie Natalie, Shelley, Katherine, Family, and to all of those who Jay touched.
Shelly and I were both very sadden to hear about Jay. A mam who did his family well. And made all who knew him proud. He knew he was loved and we know he will be missed.

Halaine Steinberg

Posted at 10:03pm
Dear Katherine, Aunt Natalie, Shelley and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember Jay as a gentle, good natured, sensitive man who loved his family and dogs. We will miss him. Our hearts are breaking for you, and you are in our prayers.
Halaine and Eddie

Betty Sless Coppel

Posted at 09:45pm
Natalie and Family...I had to read this obit over and over as I couldn't believe you lost your son. I remember Jay and Shelly barely and have absolutely no words of comfort for you; Words won't help a healing heart but people around you who love you and are so close, and especially your loving family, .will always be with you. Your memories will always be in your heart and you will keep him alive by those wonderful memories. Please accept my deepest, sincerest sympathy and know my prayers and thoughts will be with you. May he Rest in Peace.

Carole Seidman

Posted at 09:09pm
Natalie & Family,
I was so Sorry to learn about Jay. What a sad, terrible loss. I remember him from Brattle Road. The “Boys” all had such great times together. I extend my Deepest Sympathy to you and the Family.


Ilene and Bruce Lessans

Posted at 08:01pm
Natalie and Shelley,

We want to extend our sincere condolences to you on the loss of your beloved son and brother.

Howard Keyser

Posted at 06:51pm
Very sorry for your loss. I remember Jay as a neighbor on Brattle Rd.

Butch & Stacy Brinkman

Posted at 05:43pm

We know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but we wanted you to know how very sorry my family is for your loss.

We were honored and blessed to have known Jay. He was the kindest and most giving person we've known. Our trips to the beach will never be the same. We will miss him greatly. 😢

Rest Easy & Fly high my friend!!

Sherry parks

Posted at 05:26pm
Jaybird! I can’t believe you are gone. Knowing you since you were a toddler it’s hard to imagine the world without you here. You have always been a sweet, caring person with so much life to give! We will all miss you and can only hope you are somewhere special with Uncle Mike catching up on old times. Godspeed young man. My condolences to all of your family that are still here missing you so much.

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