Obituary: Irene Tabackman, 98

Obituary: Irene Tabackman, 98

Irene Tabackman, age 98, of Rockville, Md., died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Irene was born and raised in Portage, Pa. She, along with six of her siblings, served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, where she attained the rank of lieutenant. She spent her career as a nurse anesthetist, retiring from Greenville General Hospital in 1983.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie and Michael Leff of Atlanta and Debra and Joel Rotkow of Savannah; grandchildren Kevin and Jennifer Leff, Barry and Amy Leff, and Eric and Victoria Rotkow; great-grandchildren Jordan, Nina, Alex, Evan and Zahava; and many devoted nieces and nephews, including her loving and devoted niece Roz Spott, as well as caregiver Melba Bartholomew, both who cared for Irene for the last years of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her sisters and brothers; and her beautiful granddaughter Stephanie Rotkow.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Joshua Heller officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Stephanie Rotkow Fund at Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob, 5444 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31405. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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