Obituary: Mathilda (Tillie) Tenenbaum

Obituary: Mathilda (Tillie) Tenenbaum

Mathilda (Tillie) Tenenbaum, 87, passed away peacefully Nov. 9, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Mathilda (Tillie) Tenenbaum, 87, passed away peacefully Nov. 9, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. An Atlanta native, Tillie was born to Eleanora and Nace Galanti June 9, 1933. She attended James L. Key Elementary, Smith High and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in education.

Tillie was an amazing wife to her husband Albert Tenenbaum for 66 years and a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her cherished family. Her great-grandchildren were “over the moon” for her lemon cake. Visits and playdates with their Meema/Honey were always extra special and fun.

She was a dedicated member of Congregations Or VeShalom and Shearith Israel. For many years she taught Sunday School at Or VeShalom and was lovingly known as Miss Tillie-baum. She sang and danced in all the Or VeShalom “Broadway” productions and served the Sisterhood as president. For decades, she could be found every Tuesday manning the ovens and handling many background tasks for the weekly OVS Sisterhood cooking day.

Tillie was a devoted caregiver to her mother for many years, and was always a trusted friend and confidant to so many. She was selfless and always thinking of others. She will long be remembered for her sensitivity, empathy, generosity and for ALWAYS being a ball of energy. She is preceded in death by her parents Eleanora and Nace Galanti; her beloved brother Isaac (Ike) Galanti; and nephew Allen Tenenbaum.

Tillie is survived by her husband Albert Tenenbaum; her children Charlotte (Joel) Marks, Lenore (Scott) Kaye and Toby (David) Fagin; grandchildren Andrew (Chevi) Marks, Steven (Sherry) Marks, Megan Marks, Adam (Chelsea) Fagin and Lauren Fagin; and great-grandchildren Marin, Lane, Pearl Chaviva, Shoshana Adira, Libby and Yechiel Shalom.

Due to COVID-19, a private funeral service was held Nov. 11 at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, Congregation Shearith Israel or The William Breman Jewish Home. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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