Bernice W. Mendel, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away peacefully Feb. 22, 2020.
Bernice was born in Chicago Nov. 17, 1922, and moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., before the age of 1. She was the youngest child of Sadie and James Barney Siskin of blessed memory.
She was loved and respected as a role model by her family and friends. She spent many years working in Atlanta, the last 15 years before retirement from Ahavath Achim Synagogue. She was active in the AA Sisterhood and was a member of various Jewish organizations in the Atlanta area.
She was preceded in death by husbands Marvin Wolkin and Richard Mendel; brothers Marvin, Mike and Sam Siskin; and sister Sarah Hamovitz.
Bernice is survived by her daughters Shirley Zaner and Elaine (Allan) Carp; son Larry (Susan) Wolkin; grandchildren Marci (Jeremy) Silverman, Marc Zaner, Morgan and Paige Wolkin; great-grandchildren Reese and Mira Silverman and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Feb. 24 at Green Lawn Cemetery and was officiated by Rabbi Neil Sandler. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue or The William Breman Jewish Home.