Mathilde “Pat” Tourial, age 92, of Atlanta died peacefully on Nov. 29, 2013. Mrs. Tourial was the daughter of Eli and Louna Capouya who immigrated from the Isle of Rhodes.
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She was born and raised in Montgomery, Ala. and earned a degree in chemistry and bacteriology, with a minor in math and physics, from the University of Alabama in 1942. She worked for the City of Atlanta as Assistant Director of the South River Water Treatment Monitoring Lab for 18 years, was a member of Congregation Or VeShalom and its sisterhood, as well as helped establish ORT’s Atlanta chapter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eli Tourial and she is survived by her son, Dr. Sam Tourial, Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Ralph and Frances Capouya; brother-in-law, Solomon Kimerling; and sister-in-law, Regina Tourial. Sign the online guestbook: www.edressler.com. Graveside services were held on Sun., Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 and Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.