Obituary: Ruth Mendelson Zeidman

Obituary: Ruth Mendelson Zeidman

Ruth Mendelson Zeidman of Atlanta, formerly of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2016.

Ruth was born in Philadelphia and came to Atlanta in 1990. She was very active at Temple Beth Tikvah, where she founded the gift shop and the senior lunch and learn. She was a docent at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and a recipient of Woman of the Year from the Atlanta Jewish Federation. She was preceded in death by loving husband Joe Zeidman and son Harris Mitchell Simons. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Adele) Toltzis and David (Christy) Toltzis, all of Sandy Springs; sister Frances Fagen, Tarzana, Calif.; grandchildren Haley Toltzis Rattray (Rajiv), Andrew Toltzis and Mike Toltzis; great-grandchild Marley Rattray; niece and nephews Dr. Neil (Frani) Fagen, Tarzana, Calif., Paul (Artis) Fagen, Hollywood, Calif., and Sheila (Arnie) Greenfield, Chicago; and many extended family around the country.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell, and Weinstein Hospice, Atlanta. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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