Regina Tourial, age 99, of Atlanta, died Oct. 18, 2020. Regina was born at Crawford Long Hospital to Daniel and Sarah Rousso and was a graduate of Girls High. She was a dedicated life member of Congregation Or VeShalom, where she opened her home to OVS Sunday School, was an honorary Sisterhood president, and spearheaded the first OVS Hanukkah Bazaar more than 50 years ago.
An avid fan of old Hollywood movies, it was a highlight for her and Ralph to attend the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” at the Loew’s Grand Theatre in 1939. She was a proofreader for the Georgia state Senate for 40 years and was a volunteer coordinator for DART (Dial-A-Ride Transportation, part of JFGA) even though she never drove a day in her life. Regina wrote songs and plays, loved to sing, and played canasta and mahjong. She was a friend to anyone she ever met.
Regina was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Ralph Tourial, brothers, Morris and Jack, and son-in-law Morton Grosswald. She is survived by her children Sidney and Susan Tourial, Sara Grosswald, Peggy Tourial, Danny and Annie Tourial, and David Tourial; sister, Marie Saffan; sister-in-law, Corrine Rousso; eight grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She had 42 first cousins, whom she loved dearly and with whom she stayed in touch.
Graveside services were held Oct. 20 with Rabbi Josh Hearshen officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Tourial Torah Fund at Congregation Or VeShalom or Jewish HomeLife Communities. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.