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Natalie Jean Stolkin Smulyan

Age 91 of Indianapolis passed away surrounded by her family September 28, 2013. She was born in Indianapolis to Robert and Anna Stolkin on December 26, 1921.

Natalie was a graduate of Shortridge High School and attended the University of Illinois, where she was a member of Sigma Delta Tau Sorority.

She worked at L.S. Ayres and Giddings/Jenny for many years.

She was a member of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Beth-El Sisterhood, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Welfare Federation Lion of Judah, Hadassah and Broadmoor Country Club.

Natalie was predeceased by her husband Sam and grandson David. She is survived by her daughter Ms. Dale S. Friedlander of Indianapolis; sons, Jeff (Heather) Smulyan of Indianapolis, IN, and Jim Smulyan of Beverly Hills, CA; also survived by grandchildren Amy (Todd) Hoffman, Cari Smulyan, Brad (Leslie) Smulyan and Samantha Smulyan; great grandchildren Avery and Sophie Hoffman and Liam Smulyan as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was a woman who was loved and adored by her family and many friends. Natalie always had a smile and a remarkable sense of humor. She was a source of laughter and consolation for generations of family and friends. She will be missed but will live in all of our hearts forever.

Her family would like to thank her many caregivers, her counselor, Elliot Levin and her Doctor, Mason Goodman who always was by her side.

Funeral Services will be held at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, 600 West 70th Street, Tuesday October 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Beth-El Zedeck Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Uncle Davy's Cabin or the Sam Smulyan Lecturship Fund both at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck or to the charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements entrusted to Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary. Friends my leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 30, 2013
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