Evelyn (Evie) Golcman Weinreich Gilmer passed away Sept. 14, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Steve Gilmer, with whom she had a sweet but far too short 18-month marriage.
Evie’s characteristic bright smile was warm, authentically friendly, welcoming and endearing. Her friendly cheerfulness was magnetic, as was her famous meal hospitality to friends and family and enthusiastic involvement in the Jewish community.
Evie was an active partner to her husband Steve in operating Kosher Gourmet, where she and Steve prepared over 27,000 kosher meals during summer of 2020 for kids under 18. She spearheaded many of the creative COVID-19 Kosher Gourmet 2020 meal initiatives including “Pesach in a Box” (150 meals), “Shabbat in a Box,” “Dinner in a Box,” “Rosh Hashanah in a Box,” a fresh Sandwich Bar, and more. Even with having some health challenges of her own, during COVID-19, she donned a mask and stood proudly beside her husband Steve in their pivotal role serving the kosher community.
Before working at Kosher Gourmet, Evie spent the bulk of her career at what’s now known as the Atlanta Jewish Academy, where she worked for over 30 years as a teacher and administrator.
Evie was a founding member of Congregation Ohr HaTorah where she played a very active role. Whether at Ohr HaTorah, Kosher Gourmet, or Atlanta Jewish Academy, Evie was a pillar of the Atlanta Jewish community.
Evie was predeceased by her first husband Rabbi Lewis Weinreich, for whom she left no stone unturned in her efforts to nurse him back to health when he became morbidly ill. She also doted on her father Ephraim Josef Golcman, who was a widower for 12 years. There were no limits to what she would do to provide loving care and attention to him, especially as his health declined and he became homebound in the last few years prior to his death in 2010. She was also predeceased by her mother Bronia Apelker Golcman, whom she lost in 1998.
She was blessed with two sons, Tzvi Weinreich (Karie) and Dovid Weinreich (Brooke) and grandsons, Petra and Israel (Izzy) Lewis. In addition to her husband Steve, sons and grandsons, Evie is survived by her sisters Berta (Bert) Golcman Adams (Sam) and Fran Golcman Kaminsky (Myron), three nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews, whose relationships she cherished. She will be sorely missed by all of Steve’s family, including his two children Alan Gilmer and Lori Gilmer Reiter (Joseph) and their three children Benjamin, Jonathan and Joshua; brother-in-law, sisters, five nieces and nephews and their 13 children. She will be sorely missed by everyone fortunate enough to have known her.
If you wish to send contributions in her memory, please consider making them to Congregation Ohr HaTorah, 2056 LaVista Road, Atlanta, GA 30329; or Congregation Beth Jacob, 1855 Lavista Road, Atlanta Ga 30329. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.