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Lydia Gold Kaset

Memphis, TN

Lydia Gold Kaset, 99, of Memphis Tennessee, died April 1, 2017 at The Memphis Jewish Home.

A woman of the Twentieth Century, her family was her life. The mother of (Jerry) and Robbie Herskowitz (1940-1994), Jane (and David) Sorin, Linda (and Don 1940-2013) Pelts, Stephen Kaset (1949-1981), and Judy (and Robert) Stahl. She was the daughter of Louis and Bess Gold, who emigrated from Russia several years prior to her birth in Chattanooga, TN, on July 6, 1917. She grew up in Chattanooga and New York with her sisters Edith and Tille, and her brother, Morris. Her sisters were her closest friends until their deaths.

In 1938, she married Mose Kaset, a Chattanooga businessman, and the two raised Robbie, Jane and Linda, until his untimely death in 1957. She later married her widowed brother-in-law, Isadore Kaset, father of Stephen and Judy. She and Isadore proudly raised this unusual extended family in Chattanooga, where she was instrumental in the development of the Jewish Community Center. She and Isadore retired to Miami, FL where, for over 20 years they enjoyed golf, bridge and hosting their vacationing grandchildren.

In addition to her surviving daughters, she is survived by 9 grandchildren: Marla (and David) Truggerman of New York, NY; Andy (and Christy) Herskowitz of Miami, FL; Marc Sorin, Barry (and Billie) Pelts, Ricky (and Jennifer) Sorin, Tricia (and Andy) Woodman, and Scott Sorin of Memphis, TN; Matthew (and Tami) Stahl of Chattanooga, TN and Geoffrey (and Wendy) Stahl of Delray Beach, FL. For the last 20 years, her greatest joy has been watching her 20 great-grandchildren grow up.

She approached every single day of her life with a smile on her face and unbounded optimism. She was adored by all who came to know her. She will be dearly missed.

Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at The Levy-Cooper Chapel in Temple Israel Cemetery.

Donations in her memory may be made to The Memphis Jewish Home & Rehab or Temple Israel.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 2, 2017
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