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Geraldine Highto
Date of Funeral:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time of Funeral:
12:30 pm
Funeral Location:
Graveside
Cemetery:
 
Shiva:
72 River Oaks Circle
(GreeneTree)
Baltimore, MD 21208

 
Donations:
Contributions in her memory may be made to:

Covenant Guild Inc.
c/o Sharon Stadd
1 Regalia Court, Apt. B
Owings Mills, MD 21117



 
 
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The Family of Geraldine Highto
Feb 23, 2018 7:38 AM

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JEFFREY BRENNER
Feb 11, 2018 01:05 PM

DEAR JOAN,
I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. SHE WAS AN INCREDIBLE
WOMAN WITH AMAZING TALENT. SHE HELPED ME WHEN I WAS JUST A TEENAGER TO
BE COMFORTABLE ON STAGE. I WILL MISS HER ALOT.


Barbara Schiff Black
Feb 11, 2018 02:45 PM

Joan,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope the good memories sustain you at this tough time and in the future.


Marsha and Douglas
Feb 11, 2018 03:53 PM

Dear Highto and Bernstein family,
Such fond memories will keep her alive in so many people she touched throughout her life! Hard to leave those she loved alive but so comforting to know she will once again be with those we miss. Love to all!




Michelle Dubick Nusinov
Feb 11, 2018 05:15 PM

Joan
So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Thinking of you at this sad time.


Lari Satisky
Feb 11, 2018 06:11 PM

Joan I am so very very sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. Please know I send my deepest condolences to you and your family.I remember her entertaining at the Covenant Guild luncheons . She was so very talented..May your wonderful memories be a blessing to you always..much love to you all


Sherri and Sandy
Feb 11, 2018 06:54 PM

Dear Joan and family,
As you know, your mom was creative, clever, and fun-loving, but most of all very honest and loving. Knowing that she is now with the rest of her family will help to ease your pain. May she rest in peace.


Debby Waranch
Feb 11, 2018 07:59 PM

Joan & family, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have many memories of her talent and her warm and lively personality. Sending hugs and condolences from Florida...


Phyllis and Manny Press, Delray bc.Fl
Feb 11, 2018 09:38 PM

to the Highto Family, I am sorry to hear about the passing of my dear friend Gerry,,We had great fun being in shows together and being in Covenant Guild choir group. Gerry was my mentor and because of all I learned from her,i now direct shows in Florida.She was a great talent and friend to so many of us..May she rest in peace and I know that she is directing all the angles in heaven..Please accept our sincere condolences...


Janet and Davd Cohen
Feb 11, 2018 09:46 PM

Dear Joan
So sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I enjoyed working with her on the Oheb Shalom musicals and learned what a spectacular talent she was. She is a loss to all who had the privilege to know her.


Pinkey and Vivian
Feb 11, 2018 10:27 PM

Joan, Doug, and family: sending condolences om the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. May your memories bring you comfort in the coming days.


wally kleid
Feb 12, 2018 12:21 AM

Dear Joan, Doug and Stanley

My deepest sympathies on Gerri's passing. We didn't see each other often in recent years, but that does not diminish my memories

May her memory be a blessing


Sandy Rose Sacki
Feb 12, 2018 01:30 AM

Very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May your fond memories of her stay with you all forever.


Anne King
Feb 12, 2018 05:59 AM

Joan, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a character! I hope your wonderful memories will live on in your heart forever.


Covenant Guild, Inc.
Feb 12, 2018 06:07 AM

Covenant Guild deeply regrets the passing of our Life Member Gerrie Highto. We extend our sincere condolences to the entire family.


Barbara Krakovitz
Feb 12, 2018 06:30 AM

Dear Joan and Doug and children my deepest sympathies on the passing of you most beloved mother


Fran Sless DeSha
Feb 12, 2018 08:18 AM

Joan,

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My entire childhood into young adulthood is filled with so many happy memories of your mom, Susan, and my mom and the Rogers Avenue shows, then later Covenant Guild. My mom loved your mom and kept a close friendship with her until her passing 19 years ago. My dad has so many photos of parties and trips with your parents. She was so talented and will be missed by many. Much love to you and your family.


Betsy Narrow
Feb 12, 2018 08:53 AM

Dear Joan and family - I was so sorry to learn of your mother and grandmother's passing. She was a true driving force and inspiration and talent in the communal theater world and her impact lives on in all of us. With love, Betsy


Sue and Howard Needle
Feb 12, 2018 09:23 AM

Joan,
We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother, especially since I saw you both last week at Brookdale. She was so talented, and I have great memories of her directing shows at Temple Oheb Shalom. May your wonderful memories always be a blessing.



Ralph Rubin
Feb 12, 2018 09:41 AM

Joan... it’s been a long time, sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember her as being funny, tuned in and politically involved. Also fond memories of Martin. Hope you are well.


Judi Dickman-Narrow
Feb 12, 2018 09:54 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Gerry. We had so much fun working with her at Beth Israel's Donor shows. She was very talented and brought so much energy and creativity to our rehearsals. She will be greatly missed.


Dick And Gloria Gordon (99 River Oaks)
Feb 12, 2018 09:57 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom.

Moms give us life, love and the ability to be what we are today.

We share your grief.



Dale Levitz
Feb 12, 2018 10:15 AM

Joan,
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was so dynamic with a great sense of humor. Covenant Guild will forever have a memory of her directing their shows in that pink bathrobe.
Love and condolences to your family.


Marty Fleischman
Feb 12, 2018 10:21 AM

Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom.


Diane and Jack Miller
Feb 12, 2018 10:28 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Ina Bressler
Feb 12, 2018 10:37 AM

Dear Joan and family:
So terribly sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. She was a very special person and a good friend. I cannot be there for her services as I am in Florida but you will all be in my thoughts.


Eileen & David Greenberg
Feb 12, 2018 11:26 AM

Dear Joan and family. The circle of life. One minute we are all celebrating at Matthew’s Bar Mitzvah and the next we hear the sad news of your Mom’s passing. David and I extend our deepest sympathies. Your Mom was a real character and I always enjoyed talking to her. Love to all.


Sydell Goould
Feb 12, 2018 12:26 PM

Dear Joan and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved mother. Your mother was larger then life itself. She was a great task master as a director of all the Covenant shows as well as our choral group. Because of her vision women have stepped up to the plate for their rights. As a past president of Covenant we will all miss her and know she is now directing shows in the sky.


Lissa Abrams
Feb 12, 2018 02:32 PM

Dear Joan and family,
So sorry to learn of your mom’s death. I will always have fond memories of Gerri. She and my mom were fierce advocates for the causes they believed- strong women- thinking of you during this sad time.



Gil Zemlak
Feb 12, 2018 02:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. I remember when she directed plays at.
Ner Tamid Syn.What a wonderful person!


Gil Zemlak
Feb 12, 2018 02:42 PM

So sorry for your loss. I remember when she directed plays at.
Ner Tamid Syn.What a wonderful person!


Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
Feb 12, 2018 05:23 PM

Joan,
SO sorry for your loss, your mom and mine ( Royce Tucker) were acting buddies and truly made us all laugh . Now they have a new stage t dance on.


Karen Colvin
Feb 12, 2018 08:33 PM

Joan, Doug and family,
Sending my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother. Gerrie was creative and a true "trailblazer". You've been an amazing daughter.
May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.


Julie Dechowitz
Feb 13, 2018 08:02 AM

Joan and Family,
I’m sorry you are going through this very difficult time, and know and am glad there are wonderful memories to cherish and comfort you all.


Debbie Satisky and Stephen Handelman
Feb 13, 2018 08:15 AM

Sending condolences on the loss of your dear mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We know that she will be deeply missed by all of you and hope that loving memories comfort you as you mourn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Sue Polan
Feb 13, 2018 08:58 AM

So sorry for your loss.


Morris and Charlotte Straitman (Varsubsky)
Feb 13, 2018 09:58 AM

So sorry for your loss.


Esther P. Weiner
Feb 13, 2018 10:10 AM

Dear Joan and Family,
Gerrie Highto, what a fantastic woman! When I joined Covenant Guild, she was the one who put me in her amazing shows, and said, "you can do this!"... truly, amazing person and much loved. She is missed beyond belief. My condolences to you and to your family.


Eddie Applefeld
Feb 13, 2018 10:29 AM

It just might have been Gerrie who started me on my 'show business' career...I was in many of her productions and it was those days on stage that catapulted me into a media sensation...her directions were impeccable and I can still hear her shouting 'People' to get the cast quiet and in place


Tsiona Taragin Cohen
Feb 13, 2018 10:42 AM

I am sorry for your loss. Gerrie was a dear friend to my Bubbie, Susan Taragin for many years. She was a very talented woman who utilized her talents to benefit those in need. May her memory be a blessing.


Sandy and Bill Wolf
Feb 13, 2018 11:12 AM

Dear Joan,
Sandy and I send you our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace. Sending our love to you and your family.


Ann Kurlander
Feb 13, 2018 12:20 PM

Stanley and family--so sorry to learn about Gerry's death. I remember her so well especially her talent for writing and directing so many shows for all the charity organizations. She will be missed. May the good memories you have help in some way to ease your grief.


lana posner
Feb 13, 2018 05:51 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mother was one of a kind. She was strong, creative and had a great sense of humor. Her laughter was contagious . Her activism defending Grandparents rights was inspirational. I am so sorry I can't be there but my thoughts and love are with you.


Ruth Avrahami
Feb 13, 2018 08:33 PM

Dear Joan: I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.My deepest sympathy to you and your family,


Jennie, Jeff, Julian, Jackie and Jonah
Feb 13, 2018 10:33 PM

We will miss Aunt Gerrie! She was always fun and brought the family together. We are all lucky to have such great memories of her. We hope she is having fun performing or directing a great show! Love you all!!!


Harlene and Michael Simons
Feb 14, 2018 07:58 AM

Dear Joan and family....Harlene and I were saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. We both have such great memories of Gerry directing us “ actors and singers” for the shows at Bonnie View. May your many wonderful memories of times with your Mom help you thru this difficult time.


Ann and Gene Goodman
Feb 14, 2018 08:20 AM

We send our deepest sympathy to the entire Magill and Bernstein families following the passing of your beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister. Gerri was an inspiration to all and a trailblazer, fighting for what was most important to her family. She was so talented and funny and I can remember seeing the Covenant Guild productions in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. She will be missed but today you can celebrate her life and relive those memories with you friends and family as they pay their respects. I am so sorry we cannot be with you, but know we are with you in spirit. Sending love & hugs..


Marlene Bressler Hein
Feb 14, 2018 09:08 AM

Dearest Joan,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. So many memories of her when we were growing up, especially sleeping over your house. May she Rest In Peace. Love to your family.


Peninah (Taragin) Gershman
Feb 14, 2018 02:19 PM

Wishing your family comfort at this time. I will always treasure the many memories I have of Gerrie from growing up. Between our shared birthday (she gave me my first Cabbage Patch Kid!), the wonderful shows she directed and her wonderful friendship with my Bubby Susan, we always considered her part of our family. May her memory be for a blessing.


Max Muir
Feb 14, 2018 03:46 PM

Joan,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. May she rest in eternal peace and may your memories only be good ones.


Brad Van Grack
Feb 14, 2018 04:17 PM

Dear Joan,
So sorry to hear about your mom. I used to get stories about her hanging around with my mother in Atlantic City when they were younger. She was quite a force of nature. I hope you and Doug and the rest of the family are doing well.


Benjamin Alpert
Feb 14, 2018 09:02 PM

I remember going to see all the shows that my mom Elaine Alpert was in that your mom produced for Covenant Guild Great memories of your mom


Lynn Berger
Feb 14, 2018 11:17 PM

Dear Joan and family, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of a kind. A strong, talented, loving woman and she passed all of her amazing traits on to you and your sister. I know you will miss her and I hope that all of the good memories will bring you some happiness.


Louis Greenfeld
Feb 15, 2018 06:08 AM

Joan and family
I was sorry to hear about your loss. May your memories sustain you and your family



Ellyn and Richard Soypher
Feb 15, 2018 09:25 AM

Joan Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May her memory be a blessing to you.



 
 

Geraldine Highto

On February 10, 2018, Geraldine Highto (nee Bernstein); loving wife of the late Martin Highto; beloved mother of Joan (Doug) Magill and the late Gwen Highto; cherished sister of Stanley Bernstein and the late Marvin Bernstein; dear sister-in-law of Phyllis Bernstein and Jacque Bernstein; adored grandmother of Jared Glasser, Sara Magill Krawll (Jordan Krawll), Brian (Rachel) Magill, Meredith Magill Bentzur (Yonatan Bentzur), and Alexandra Magill; beloved great-grandmother of Abigail Krawll, Ella Krawll, and Eylon Bentzur; devoted daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Bernstein.

Funeral services and interment will be held at United Hebrew Cemetery - 3901 Washington Blvd on Wednesday, February 14, at 12:30pm.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Covenant Guild Inc., c/o Sharon Stadd, 1 Regalia Court, Apt. B, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

In mourning at 72 River Oaks Circle (GreeneTree), Baltimore, MD 21208.

 
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