Samuel Charles Loventhal
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- A Gentleman and Gentle Man -
Samuel Loventhal passed away peacefully at his home on April 2, 2014 at the age of 98. He was born on May 6, 1915 in Nashville to Rose and Charles Loventhal.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Clare Hellman Loventhal.
He is survived by son, Thomas H. Loventhal; daughter Mary Loventhal. Jones (Oscar Jones, deceased); granddaughter, Natalie Clare Loventhal; grandsons Charlie Loventhal, Michael Jones (Amber); and Clayton Jones.
He attended Wallace University School and Vanderbilt University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in 1936. In the mid 1960's, Samuel became president of the family insurance business, Loventhal Brothers which started operations in 1889, and continued to work until he was 92. He spent 6 years of service in the U.S Air Force (WW II and the Korean War) ending his career as a Major. He was a member and past president of the Estate Planning Council, Insurers of Nashville, Nashville Chapter of Chartered Life Underwriters, Nashville Chapter of Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters and Middle Tennessee Lung Association. He was a long time board member and treasurer of the Nashville Symphony Association and board member of the Institute of the Arts. He led a life of service to others including membership and/or board member in the Kiwanis Club of Nashville, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Aging, The United Way, The Temple and the Jewish Community Center.
Samuel and Clare sustained their 165 year family dedication to philanthropy and community service on a local, state and national level. They instilled this philosophy in the next generations of their family.
Friends are invited to celebrate his life at a Memorial service at The Temple on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Nashville Symphony- One Symphony Place, Nashville, TN 37201 or Alive Hospice - 1718 Patterson St. Nashville, TN 37203.
Published in The Tennessean on Apr. 6, 2014