Sympathy – December 2017 issue

Posted on: November 30th, 2017 by tgregory


… to the family and friends of Ruth Coleman, who died on Nov. 6. 

She was born in Nashville in 1918 to Rosa and Isadore Schulman. She married Baron Coleman in 1940 and raised her children in Nashville. 

Ruth will be remembered as a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and for her philanthropy. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Baron Coleman; her parents, Rosa and Isadore Schulman; her brothers, George and Herbert Schulman; and her granddaughter, Lori Ann Fishel.

She is survived by her daughters, Royce Fishel (James) and Nancy Swart (Ray); her grandchildren, Brad Fishel (Lori), Allison Cabaniss (Will), Jeffery Swart (Anna) and Michael Swart and her great grandchildren, Scott, Max and Jordan Fishel, and Annabelle, Baron and Beau Cabaniss. 

The family wishes to thank her wonderful care givers, Jean, Pansy, Heather and Jennifer, for their love and attention.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lori Ann Fishel Fund at the Jewish Federation of Middle Tennessee or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 


… to the friends and family of Jerome Magdovitz, of Memphis, who died on Nov. 9. Jerome arrived in Nashville in 1953 to attend Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1957. He maintained a lifelong loyalty to Vanderbilt, achieving recognition as an Oakleaf Society Partner of the university. He was also a life member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. His career was in furniture manufacturing, design and distribution.

Please send any donations to Beth Shalom Synagogue, Chabad, Vanderbilt University, Baptist Reynolds Hospice House or a charity of the donor’s choice. 


… to the family and friends of Eddie Hanker (Avraham Yitzhak ben Yaakov HaLevi v’Sara Temma), who died on Nov. 16.

He is survived by his wife, Patty; his daughter, Ariella Hanker (Lior Klirs); and his grandchildren, Yakira, Natan and Sarit.

Eddie is also survived by his mother, Sonia Hanker, his brothers Gary and Larry Hanker, and his aunt Florence Hanker. 


… to the family and friends of Barbara Cohen (Yocheved bat Yosef v’Leah).  Barbara passed away on Nov. 20. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Julian Cohen z’l.

She is survived by her children, Lynne Cohen, Sandy Cohen, Eddie (Nedra) Cohen and Karen (Howie) Weil; and her grandchildren, Rachel (Dustin) Bernstein, Rebecca (Jereme) Pozin, Lori Weil (Scott Weinreb), Michelle Cohen, Jodie Weil and Joseph Weil.  


… to the family and friends of Harold Hankin, who died on Nov. 19. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie, his daughter and son-in-law, Micah members Pamela and Mark Carver, and his granddaughters Allie, Phoebe, and Lilly Carver. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Congregation Micah or The Alzheimer’s Association.


… to the family and friends of Thomas Bozeth, brother of West End Synagogue member and membership coordinator, Linda (Lenny) Sisselman.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Regina; his children Thomas, Michael (Mary) and Lauren Bozeth; his sister Linda (Lenny) Sisselman and brother David Bozeth; grandchildren Charlotte and Catherine Bozeth and nephews Mickey (Ankita Munjal), Justin and Jeffrey (Heather) Sisselman.


… to the family and friends of Stanley Bengelsdorf (Yisrael ben Gedalya v’Rachel), father of WES member Steven (Sarah) Bengelsdorf.

We offer our condolences to Stanley’s wife Rachel, sons Steven (Sarah), Allan and Gary, and nine grandchildren: Jacob, Gabrielle, Ethan, Emily, Daniel, Julie, Dina, Ari and Rachel Bengelsdorf. •