Eva Kaushanskaya Iteld died at home in Atlanta on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at age 99.
She was born in Kishinev, Romania, and was a survivor of the Holocaust. She and her beloved late husband, Sholem, came to Atlanta after the war with the help of Harry and Guta Iteld and Evelyn and Lewis Silverboard. Without any knowledge of English but with incredible hard work, prayer and encouragement, they made a comfortable life for themselves and their daughters, Judy and Louise, as owners of a neighborhood grocery store. After retirement, Eva Iteld became the consummate volunteer for Pioneer Women, Mizrachi Women, the Breman Jewish Home, Meals on Wheels and Ahavath Achim Synagogue. She and her Mizrachi ladies created The Canteen, housed first at the Jewish Community Center on Peachtree and then at the Marcus JCC at Zaban Park in Dunwoody. They lovingly prepared kosher food and snacks for their very grateful customers. All of the profits from The Canteen went to charity.
Eva Iteld strongly believed in doing the right thing and helping her fellow man. She made an impact on her community and taught her beloved family many lessons by her selfless actions. She was recognized twice as a Woman of Valor by the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. She was the first recipient of the Goodfriend Award as Ahavath Achim Synagogue recognized her outstanding volunteerism.
She is survived by her children, Judy and Larry Kaminsky and Louise and Stanley Baum, and grandchildren Rachel and Brandon Rosenbloom, Caren and Michael Merlin, Lauren Baum, Scott Merlin, and Meghan and Adam Merlin. She took great pleasure from her seven beautiful great-grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by step-grandchildren Allison and Chris Putala and George Kaminsky and two step-great-grandchildren. The family is grateful to Mama’s devoted and dedicated caregivers, Shirley Crick and Nelleta Francis.
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Her funeral will take place at Greenwood Cemetery on Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. She will be sorely missed by all who knew, admired and loved her. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.