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Obituaries December 2023

Condolences to the family of Doris Tenzel Fleischer who died on November 6. She was a lifelong resident of Nashville, a graduate of Peabody Demonstration School (now University School), and attended the University of Miami. She and her husband were life-long boaters and belonged to Cedar Creek Club for many years. They divided their time between Nashville and Aventura, Fla. She counseled breast cancer patients for over 20 years as a volunteer for the Reach to Recovery program for the American Cancer Society. Her love of antiques, Opera, and Mah Jongg was only surpassed by her love and devotion to her family. 

She collaborated with her daughter, Sherrie, to write and publish a book about the life story of her mother, Dr. Pauline Tenzel. She was a lifetime member of NCJW and Hadassah, and a lifelong member of the Temple Ohabai ShalomShe worked with her husband in the family business, Hermitage Electric Supply Corporation for 25 years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. Jack and Dr. Pauline Tenzel; her brother, Dr. Richard Tenzel; and husband of 56 years, Gerald Fleischer. She is survived by her son, Jack (Daniella) and daughter Sherrie Davidson and four grandchildren, Anya Davidson, Adam Fleischer (Laura), Matthew Fleischer (Rachel), and Rachel Fleischer; and great grandchildren, Hudson, Emilia, Halle, Ford, Lily and Ari Fleischer. 

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, The Temple or a charity of your choice. 


Condolences to the family of Sergeant Ross Elisheva  Rose Ida Lubin who is the granddaughter of Eva (and Dan) Marx of Nashville. 

Sergeant Lubin was a lone soldier who moved to Israel from the United States and joined the Border Police as part of her military service. After completing her basic training, she was assigned to the Border Polices Old City Brigade in Jerusalem. 

She lived in Kibbutz Sa'ad, located near the Gaza border. During the October 7 Hamas massacre, her life was saved as she was in the safe room in the Kibbutz until the army came to their rescue after 22 hours of being in lock down. Sergeant Lubin was on duty outside off the Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, when she was stabbed to death by a 16-year-old Arab terrorist from the Issawiya neighborhood, in East Jerusalem. 

Her friends in the brigade described her as "a courageous, professional, values-driven, social, cheerful, and kind-hearted soldier who was always willing to help everyone. She was the first to volunteer for any mission in order to protect the country." 

Sergeant Lubin came to Israel from the United States more than two years ago to serve as a soldier in the Border Police in a challenging role, far from her family in the U.S., out of love for the land, the country, and its values, and out of a deep sense of duty.” 

She is survived by her family in Atlanta, her father David, her mother Robin, and her siblings, Alec, Lily Joseph and Isaac; and with her grandmother, Eva (and Dan) Marx in Nashville.  

Funeral as to be held in Israel as soon as the family arrived there. 
Condolences to the family of Patsy Wind who died n November 16. She is survived by her brother, Paul (Paula) Barnett; children, Barry (deceased) and Ginny Wind, Ted Wind, Alan Wind, David Wind and Esther and Steve Horn; grandchildren, Ben (Adina), Bailey (Ev), Erin (Evan), Cassidy, Jamie (Zach), Andrew, and Rebecca; and great grandchildren, Rachel, Brie, Daniel, Hayden and Jonah. 

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