Obituary: Malvina Baron Bechor, 75

Obituary: Malvina Baron Bechor, 75

Malvina Baron Bechor, age 75, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, after a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer.

Malvina was born in New York, N.Y., and lived in Atlanta for the past 42 years. Malvina worked for 10 years as a librarian at the Emory Law Library and nearly 20 years as an archivist at the Georgia Department of Archives & History. Malvina was a longtime member of Congregation Or VeShalom and an active member of the Jewish community of Atlanta. She and her husband, Sasson, were avid travelers and had a passion and love for learning about new cultures and visiting new places. Together they visited over 75 countries around the world.

Survivors include her husband, Sasson, with whom she recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary; her two sons, Yaron, who lives in Orlando, Fla., and David, who lives in Kfar Saba, Israel; six beautiful grandchildren, Susie, Amanda, Matthew, Mia, Eden and Emma; a sister, Ann Steiner of New York; and a brother, Robert Baron of New York.

An online guestbook can be signed at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

A graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park. Services by Greenlawn Jewish Funeral Directors at H.M. Patterson & Son Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Road NE, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328.

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