Obituary: Tonia Ulman

Obituary: Tonia Ulman

Born in what is now Belarus, she was a Holocaust survivor who spent years in Siberian labor camps.

Tatiana (Tonia) Ulman passed away on October 31, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Breslau, Poland (now Belarus), to her loving parents Leib and Luba Karasin.

Tonia is a Holocaust survivor. During World War, she was sent with her family to work in harsh labor camps in Siberia for several years. After the war, she moved with her family to Vilnius, Lithuania, where she was reunited with the love of her life, Boris Ulman. Boris and Tonia immigrated to Atlanta to join Boris’ extended family.

Tatiana (Tonia) Ulman

She was a driven, loving, giving, energetic, and considerate person. Tonia’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the main purpose of her life.

She was intelligent, generous, and a hard working woman who loved life, people, and her family. She forever preserved the importance of keeping a Jewish home, imparting these values on her family.

Tonia is survived by her two children, Zelik Ulman and Liza Gilzenrat, and their spouses LeeAnn Ulman and Michal Gilzenrat; her five grandchildren, Monica Schulman and husband Jeremy, Nicole Gilzenrat and husband Philip Criscione, Alanna Ulman, Natalie Ulman, and Brandon Ulman; her five great-grandchildren Jordan, Josh, Ariella, and Zach Schulman and Alyssa Ulman, and her many friends who loved her so much.

She will be truly missed and dearly remembered by her family, but the void of her passing will never be filled.

Sign the online guestbook at A graveside service was held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park on Wednesday, November 1st.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Services and Arrangements by Dressler’s Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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