Anita Schulman Levy, beloved mom, dear friend to many, and treasured Hadassah leader, passed away Nov. 9, 11 days before her 78th birthday. Surviving breast cancer and winning two courageous fights against colon cancer taught Anita to cherish each day as a gift, and she maintained her determined resolve when the disease returned for its final battle.
Residing in Atlanta since 1947, Anita’s accent gave away that she was born in New York. She graduated from Grady High School and then from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting at a time when there were only a handful of women in the business school. A lifetime lover of numbers, she generously shared her accounting skills as a volunteer in every organization in which she was a part, including her synagogue, homeowners’ association and Hadassah. Steadfastly devoted to Hadassah, Anita served as Atlanta group and chapter president, Southeastern region president, and as an elected member of the national board and National Portfolio Council. After 15 years as a national leader, Anita was named to Hadassah’s Honorary Council. Besides election to the Hadassah National Finance Committee, Anita was responsible, as Revenue Share chair, for ensuring the financial integrity of annual plans of Hadassah chapters across the country.
Anita was predeceased in 2015 by her husband of 49 years, Philip (z”l). She is survived by her son Joel and daughter Helane, both of Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law Zvi (Harvey) and Shlomit Schulman of K’far Blum, Israel; and loving nieces, nephews, and their children.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hadassah, www.hadassah.org, or 1050 Crowne Pointe Parkway, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30338 in memory of Anita will be appreciated. Due to COVID-19, the funeral was limited to family only. Please refer to www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.