Eva Cohn GALAMBOS
1928 - 2015
{ "" }
Share
Share Eva's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
GALAMBOS, Eva Cohn It is with great sadness that the family of Eva Cohn Galambos announces her death on April 19, 2015. In her own words to family and friend, she lived a long and fulfilled, a very good life. Born in Berlin Germany on July 1, 1928, Eva Cohn and her family escaped the Nazis and moved to Italy before eventually making a home in Athens, Ga, where her father was among the faculty for many years at the University Of Georgia Law School. Eva's fondness for travel likely took root reading from her grandmother's memoirs. Those who knew her also knew of her love of flowers and gardening, that love planted during Sunday walks in Italy where Eva and her sister, Marianne, would gather stock for their imaginary flower shop. \Determination is one word frequently associated with Eva Galambos. In school, she took great pride in making good grades - all A's, save one B for a college personnel management and accounting course, which she found dull. Galambos graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia. Enjoying labor relations and business cycles, she pursued a master's degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Georgia. Eva later earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University. Eva Galambos always followed her own path. Where women of her day typically majored in teaching as a college major, Eva majored in business administration. Her first professional job was as Associate Editor of the Atlanta Journal of Labor, writing local copy to interest the union members. In writing a feature about a locomotive engineer's life, Eva "broke" the rule against women in the locomotive, traveling the mainline from Atlanta to Greenville and back as she gathered interview and color for the story. Life had a way of helping fuel Eva's love for activism. When rents began to rise at what she thought were unreasonable rates, Eva helped campaign for rent control. She used her skills honed from statistics classes to develop charts to substantiate her argument, surprising the Atlanta City Council and earning a "thank you" note from then Mayor Hartsfield. Eva Galambos' career also included positions with the Georgia State Merit System and the International Association of Machinists. She taught at Clark College on the Atlanta University campus and later at Georgia State University. Working with the Southern Regional Education Board, Eva drafted new business license ordinances for local governments, pushing licenses based on gross receipts of businesses, succeeding in getting Fulton County to adopt this method, which is still used today, and was adopted by the City of Sandy Springs as it incorporated in 2005. The Galambos name will always be associated with Sandy Springs, the city she worked tirelessly for years to establish and then serve for eight years as its first mayor. In addition to establishing Sandy Springs as a city, Eva championed the Public-Private model of operations for city services, which served as a model for almost a dozen cities incorporated following and is studied by government leaders around the U.S. and globe. Eva Cohn Galambos' true love; however, was her husband John, to whom she was married for more than 65 years. John and Eva met while students at the University of Georgia and have been inseparable since. It was John's devotion to their love that provided comfort to Eva during her final days and allowed her to die in the home they built together. In addition to Dr. John Galambos, Eva Galambos is survived by daughter Tobae McDuff (Russ), and sons John D Galambos (Sylvia) and Michael Galambos, as well as grandchildren Daniel McDuff, Alexis Rosengarten, Katy Galambos, Mark McDuff, Max Galambos and Kevin Galambos, sister Marianne Freeman, and cousin, Renata Levy. The funeral will be held at Temple Kehillat Chaim on Tuesday, April 21, 2016 at I o'clock in the afternoon with arrangements by the Sandy Springs Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Anne Frank in the World Exhibit or to a charity of your choice.



To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Apr. 21, 2015.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
APR
21
Funeral
01:00 PM
Temple Kehillat Chaim
Funeral services provided by
Order by phone: (866) 764-7853
MAKE A DONATION
Please consider a donation, as requested by the family.
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
View Printed Guest Book
29 entries
April 28, 2015
May God comfort your family in the time of need.
Psalms 46:1

M.Hambrick, Atlanta
April 26, 2015
I an offering my sincere condolences to the Galambos family and may the God of all comfort be with you all during this difficult time. 2-Cor;1:2-5.
B. Ramsey
April 25, 2015
Dr. Michael Galambos, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She led a fascinating life and may God be with you and your family at this time.
Jerry Beaver
April 25, 2015
Deepest sympathies for the Galambos Family. May Eva always be remembered for her tireless devotion to her community, and improving the quality of life for everyone in our great city of Sandy Springs.
R S
April 24, 2015
Condolences to John and children. Eva, from their early days at Emory gave so much energy and creativity to the entire Atlanta metro community from the civil rights era to the finishing act in Sandy Springs. So few of her kind pass this way. Rest in peace Eva.
W Lorraine Watkins, M.D.
April 24, 2015
So sorry to read about the loss of your
loved one. May the loving kindness of God
sustain you through this difficult time and
in the days ahead. Sharing your memories
of Eva with others will give you a measure
of comfort.
April 24, 2015
I just learned of your loss and feel for you. I have fond memories of Eva and remain grateful to her kindness to me, over the years. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jay Wiener
April 23, 2015
Hello Galambos Family,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your love one. May you continue to find comfort in God's Wort.
April 23, 2015
Thank you Eva for decades of good work! It has been a pleasure witnessing your vision come to fruition.
Faye and Ben Landey, Sandy Springs
April 23, 2015
My condolences to the family,
" Do not worry over anything, but in everything let the things you have to ask for be made known to God by prayer and petition with thanksgiving."
Elizabeth
April 22, 2015
My deepest condolences. I last saw Mrs. Galambos at Atria, visiting my mother, Sarah. Our families have know one another for over a half century now, and I know your family were particular favorites of my parents. Please know our family grieves with you during this time of loss.
Joseph Wyant
April 22, 2015
Dear Galambos Family,
I'm sorry about the loss of your loved one. Please continue to pray and rely on God. Ps 83:18; 65:2.
E Harris
April 22, 2015
So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort,bless you with peace,comfort,and strength,during this difficult time. (2Cor.1;2,3)
Tina
April 21, 2015
Thank you, Eva, for having the vision and pluck to fight for our city hood for decades, I was a volunteer for your mayoral campaign(never any real opposition) appointment!) and have remained inspired to still be a volunteer for our magnificent City today- all these years later, thanks to you.
Linda Morton Zaworski
April 21, 2015
Our condolences to the Galambos family. Eva was a person who could and did make a difference. This family has contributed so much to so many.
Fred & Flora Emmons
April 21, 2015
May the God of all comfort strengthen the entire family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences.
Psalms 116:15
TA
April 21, 2015
Sorry to hear about the death of your loved one. God hates death,he has a yearning to conquer death , please read 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 verse 26.
April 21, 2015
Offering our prayers for Eva's family. She will be missed not only as our founding leader but as a kind and gentle person who cared for all who she came to know.
Robert Belmonte
April 21, 2015
Offering my deepest condolences. ( Ps 46 : 1 )
April 21, 2015
My thoughts are with you in this sad time, in sorrow and remembrance.

Gail Pechter
Gail Pechter
April 21, 2015
Offering my deepest condolences to all, may God grant you strength and courage as you face the coming days.
Reed
April 21, 2015
John & I send our condolences. We send our prayers to all the family. She will be missed.
Joyce Stevens
April 21, 2015
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief
Df
April 21, 2015
Eva was a dear, lifelong friend to our mother, Gene Brown Weldon, from their years in Athens and UGA. Mother always loved to hear what Eva was up to next! Our deepest condolences to the Galambos family.
Anne Weldon Hehir
April 20, 2015
When I first moved to Grogans Bluff in Sandy Springs, Eva was the first person on my door step and made me a believer of the Republican party. Every place she went luncheons or meetings she had me under her wing. I loved being a hostess for the women's republican party in my home. I loved you then Eva and always will, thanks for loving and caring for me. Your smile won me over
Theresa Lombino
April 20, 2015
Eva was a lovely lady, and a wonderful member of our community. If not for her never ending spirit and organizational skills there would not be a City of Sandy Springs.
Jon Spetalnick
April 20, 2015
Mayor thank you for the opportunity to work for you during my seven years with the City of Sandy Springs Police Department. I still remember the night we launched "SSPD" a memory that will last a life time. It would not have been possible with out your hard work and dedications to the creation of the City of Sandy Springs -THANK YOU! R.I.P Mayor
D. Johns
April 20, 2015
Our heartfelt condolences to the Galambos family, especially the residents of Sandy Springs.

Subash and Raj Razdan and Family.
April 20, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Your family will be kept in our prayers.
Drs. Mark & Patty Lloyd
Atlanta, Georgia
Patty Lloyd
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences