Mathilda STEIN
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STEIN, Mathilda Mathilda (Tillie) Stein passed away peacefully in her home on Friday afternoon July 18, 2014. She was 99. Loved by family and friends, Tillie enriched our lives with her goodness, her commitment to Judaism, and her personal history. Along with her late husband, Max (z"L), she spent twenty years writing "The Way it Was," a 400 page, richly detailed history of Jewish life in Hesse near Frankfurt, from where her family had originated. Devoted to each other as they were to the data and stories they collected, Tillie and Max meticulously chronicled the life and times of rural German orthodox Jewry in the century before she and her family had immigrated to the United States in the 1930s. With a quiet demeanor, Tillie lived a life that demonstrated perseverance and embraced goodness. Everything had its place and time. Responsibility, diligence, and education were her champions. In 1934, at age 19, she came alone to America, eventually bringing her parents and relatives here, always guided by a simple but noble calling that family was everything. Tillie is survived by two children, Judith A. Golick and Kenneth W. Stein of Atlanta, four grand-children Richard Golick (Maria), Jason Stein (Laura Broyles), and Todd Stein (Patricia Murphy) of Atlanta and Andrew Stein (Martha Staid) of Washington, DC; six great grand-children, Marshall and Davis Golick, Max and Theo Stein, Harper and Henry Stein, and, two loving daughters-in-law, Lynn Epstein and Ellen Stein. Graveside funeral services will be held at Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Education Fund of Congregation Or Hadash in Atlanta or to the Max K. and Mathilda Wertheim Stein Lecture Series on Modern Jewish and Israeli History at Emory College. http://ismi.emory.edu/home/about/donate.html. Sign on-line guestbook: www.edressler.com. Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jul. 19, 2014.
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