DAVIS , FAYE PERELMUTER, affectionately known as Bubby Faye, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013. Born in Louisville in 1917 to Miriam and Max Perelmuter, Faye worked by her husband's side at SE Davis Company from its inception in 1936. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Simmy, in 1991; as well as, by her brothers, Morris King (Las Vegas, NV), Sam Perelmuter and Sol Perelmuter (Louisville); and sister Belle Shackett (Columbus, OH).
A life member of Keneseth Israel Congregation and past president of its Sisterhood, Faye was a true people person who enjoyed helping others and always had a smile on her face. During World War II Faye was a volunteer with the American Red Cross as well as a USO hostess. Faye was an active volunteer at the Wayside Christian Mission, especially at Christmas time. Her weekly visits to Four Courts Senior Center always brightened the day of its residents. Faye's desire to help others was evidenced also by her weekly tutoring at Dunn Elementary School, and at an elementary school in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She helped build confidence in those students who simply needed someone to believe in them. She was a member of Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International, the Louisville Jewish Community Center, (where she participated in the Senior Adult Program), and Eastern Star and Mizrachi. She was also a long time Kentucky Colonel. Faye also volunteered at the Jewish Family and Career Services, where she interviewed others in the Jewish community to gain a history of Jewish Louisville, and gave of her time at the Jewish Community Federation. Faye's mantra was that you make a living by what you get, and you make a life by what you give. A resident of the Episcopal Church Home of Kentucky for the last four years, Faye continued to bring happiness to everyone she encountered. Faye's family wishes to thank Dr. Osa Omoruyi, Dr. Jane Cornett, and the entire staff of the Episcopal Church Home, especially those in both the A and B wings, for their loving care.
She is survived by her children, Melvin and Shellia Davis of Louisville, Diane and Jim Mayer of Baton Rouge, LA, and Mimi and the late Dr. Ronald Grossman of Memphis, TN. She was blessed to have nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and many loving and caring nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road. Visiting will begin at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Faye and Simmy Davis Kabbalat Shabbat Program at Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40205.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013