Eleanor Bloch SMALL

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SMALL, Eleanor Bloch Beloved wife of the late Jerome Kuhn Small, died peacefully on Thursday, the 7th of February, 2013. Born on the 12th of June, 1919, in Macon, GA, she was preceded in death by her parents, Marie K. and Charles J. Bloch and her sister, Marian Hecht. She is survived by her sons, Stephen C. Small (Lisa), and Jerome K Small, Jr. (Holly); her grandsons, Charles S. Small, Jonathan S. Small and Michael A. Small, as well as niece Kathy M.Hattendorf (Al); and nephew, William L. Small (Gloria). A host of dear friends and those who considered her another mother or grandmother will also miss her wisdom, laughter, and seemingly endless stories. The family wishes to thank Teresa Alexander, Judy Martin, and Vickie Elliott whose care in recent years allowed her to remain independent. In earlier years she found great joy in volunteering, especially for the Temple Beautification committee and the Sisterhood, for the Nashville Council of Jewish Women, the Jewish Family Service, Cheekwood Museum and Gardens, the League for the Hearing Impaired, the Red Cross Volunteer Blood Bank and the Vanderbilt Aid Society. She served as President of the Ransom School PTA and the Vanderbilt Medical Center Auxiliary. A 1941 graduate of Vanderbilt University, she continued a lifelong love of learning, even into her final week of life. Services will be held on Sunday, the 10th of February, 2013 at one o'clock in the afternoon at the Temple, 5015 Harding Road. Honorary Pallbearers are: Lawrence Pollack, Dr. Richard Heller, Dr. Thomas Johnstone, Dr. Louis C. Johnson, Dr. Emanuel O. Doyne, Dr. Larry Berman, Dr. Robert Miller, Dr. Howard Rosen, Dr. Fred Goldner, James H. Brown, Jimmy Small, Stanley Frank, Harris A. Gilbert, Gilbert S. Fox, William L. Small, Al Hattendorf, Rabbi William I. Kuhn, Pam Spears. Active Pallbearers are: James L. Fishel, Frank Ghertner, Jim Straus, Larry Averbuch, Howard Safer, Melvin Schlanger, Tom Loventhal, Hon Daniel B. Eisenstein, Ken Anchor, Mark K. Kocourek, Gus Kuhn, Jeff Kuhn, Irwin Kuhn, Grif Haber, Stewart Kresge, and Ronnie Wilker. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Temple Beautification Committee or the .


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Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 9, 2013
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