Beatrice Evelyn (Gordon) Axler, 90, of Atlanta, died on Thursday, January 26th. She was the widow of Samuel Axler.
Born in New Haven, CT, she was the daughter of Frances and Leo Gordon. She is survived by her five children: Barry Axler and his wife Morene of Chicago, IL, Phil Axler and his wife Elaine of Manchester, CT, Toby Winer and her husband Russ of New York City, Gail Agata and her husband Seth of Kinderhook, NY, and Joel Axler and his wife Louise Short of Atlanta, GA; sister, Sondra Lublin and her husband Phil of Milford, CT; sister-in-law, Harriet Gordon of Boynton Beach, FL; brother- and sister-in-law, Bobby and Roberta Axler; brother-in-law, Paul Becker of Boynton Beach, FL; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Gordon, and sister, Risa Becker. Beatrice’s pride and joy were her family and friends and she was happily married to Sam for over 58 years. She was actively involved in Jewish life, in the Jewish community, and in traveling to and supporting Israel. She was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom of Atlanta, GA, Beth Shalom B’nai Israel of Manchester, CT, and Kodimoh Synagogue of Springfield, MA.
“Mom, Nanny, Grandma, Mother Bea, you touched the hearts of everyone that you met. Your legacy of honesty, respect, and love, will be missed. Your engaging smile opened everyone’s hearts before the conversation began. You always said that in the end the only thing that you leave behind is your good name. And your name will be fondly remembered, honored and cherished.”
Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services were held Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Mark Zimmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Rd., Atlanta, GA 30360, www.bethshalomatlanta.org; or The Weber School, 6751 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30328, www.weberschool.org.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Home, Atlanta, GA, 770-451-4999.