|ABOUT LISA BETH
||Lisa Gerstman was born August 29, 1958
to Carol and Harvey Gerstman. Growing up in Brooklyn, Rosedale and
Valley Stream, she was a wonderful daughter to her parents and older
sister to brothers Dan and Brad. Like so many girls growing up in
Metropolitan New York in the 1960s, Lisa was filled with joys and
wonderments of being a child. She was a genuinely beautiful person
who enjoyed her dog Dixie and music. But most important to her was
the comfort of her family. The summer prior to her passing, Lisa
had graduated Forest Road School in Valley Stream and was looking
forward to attending Valley Stream South High School. Lisa was a
kind, caring and loving young lady who was adored by her grandparents,
parents, siblings, family and friends.
Lisa’s memory is an open book
that will live eternally in the hearts of all her family and friends.
It is with tremendous meaning that a foundation that establishes
summer camps for children with physical disabilities be established
in her name. Camp was a tremendous joy in her life – it
was a place where she built friendships that were cut short by
the tragic bus accident that ended her life during the summer
of 1970. It is truly a blessing to know that other children will
get to go to summer camp, build friendships and fulfill dreams
that she never fully realized.