“Chava Elka bat Avraham Yekutiel v’ Roza”
Eva, 74, died Nov. 18, 2020. Her journey began shortly after World War II had ended. She was born Sept. 1, 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Eshwege, Germany, to Carl and Rose Goldberg. Rose and Eva immigrated to the United States aboard the USAT General Ballou, which sailed from the port of Bremerhaven on Sept. 26, 1949. Nine days later, the transport ship reached New York Harbor and eventually they were sent to Jacksonville, Fla., thanks to a sponsorship from the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society to begin their American journey.
They came to the United States without money, family or friends and without an inkling of how to speak the English language. Rose and Carl managed to buy a modest but beautiful home as Rose gave birth next to Anita and then Susie. Eva took on many jobs growing up to contribute to the family and played a big role in raising her younger sisters. She went on to attend the University of Florida and became the first person in her family to graduate from a four-year university. She soon became a teacher and married Charles. They had three children Wendy, Andrew “Andy” and Emily.
The family eventually started their own family foundation in memory of Wendy, who only lived 16 days due to cystic fibrosis. The Wish for Wendy Foundation has helped raise $4.5 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Eva was granted the Lifetime Achievement Award by the foundation in honor of her half century of devotion to the goal of curing the disease.
Eva was a voracious reader and had an encyclopedic knowledge regarding a myriad of subjects. She was the go-to source for her family and friends, who relied upon her knowledge. Eva always saw the best in people and never had a harsh word regarding anyone. She loved people and they reciprocated with love for her.
Eva was an amazing daughter, mother, sister, grandmother and wife. She will truly be missed by everyone. May her memory be a blessing.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents Roza and Carl “Kisel” Goldberg; her daughter Wendy and her brother-in-law Jerry Zucker, all of blessed memory.
She is survived by her beloved husband Charles Lipman of 51 years; son Andrew “Andy” (Andrea) Lipman; daughter Emily Lipman; sisters Anita (David) Zucker and Susie (Bobby) Davis; her sister-in-law Loretta (Carl) Bready; grandchildren Avery and Ethan Lipman of Atlanta; nephews and nieces Jonathan (Laura) Zucker, Andrea (Aaron) Lee-Zucker, Jeffrey (Jessica) Zucker, Barrett (Alma) Bready, and Erin Davis and Drew (Dani) Davis.
Thank you to her wonderful caregivers for making her so comfortable during her last few months.
A private service was performed in Atlanta in order to follow CDC guidelines and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In lieu of flowers and should friends desire, the family has designated donations be made in memory of Eva to: Wish for Wendy Foundation (benefiting those with cystic fibrosis), 8480 Lazy Oaks Court, Atlanta, GA 30350. Arrangements by Dressler’s Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.