The Jewish Observer
News from Middle Tennessee's Jewish Community | Monday, Feb. 26, 2024
The Jewish Observer

Obituaries February 2024

Condolences to the family of Linda Ardman. Survivors include Linda's husband, Martin Ardman; children, Laura Yazdian (Afshin), Amy Shea (Mitchell), and Stacy Lapidus (Jack); and grandchildren, Brady, Ryan, Alyson, Jeremy, Anna, Max and Ben.

Condolences to the family of Mahboob Babaknia. Survivors include Azita Babaknia Yazdian (Abe), Ariel, Joshua, David and Aaron Yazdian; other family members, Ardeshir Babaknia, Arjang Babaknia, Fariba Babaknia Kamran, Arfa Babaknia, and Ardelan Babaknia. She was predeceased by her husband. Rohollah Babaknia.
Burial was in Los Angeles.

Condolences to the family of Theresa M. Freudenthal Lapidus, 94, who died on January 14. She came to the United States when she was nine years old fleeing Nazi Germany with her parents and sister.

Terry met and married Curt Freudenthal in New York City and they moved to Nashville for his work with Lion Ribbon Company. Following his death, she married Charles Lapidus.

Terry was a ballerina, an artist and active in many local organizations including the West End Synagogue, The Temple, the Jewish Community Center and the Nashville Opera. Terry will be remembered for her infectious smile, her positive outlook on life and her care for others. She is survived by daughters, Judy Freudenthal, Deborah Freudenthal (Ted Hackett), Nancy Morris (Danny); two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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