Helen Lazarowitz Price

  • Born: July 10, 1923
  • Died: January 14, 2015
  • Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

The J. F. Floyd Mortuary

235 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel. (864) 582-5451

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen Lazarowitz Price, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 peacefully in her sleep. She was born to the late Mary and Samuel Lazarowitz in Brooklyn, NY on July 10, 1923. Helen was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Irving (Sonny) Price.

One of Helen's greatest passions in life was education, particularly as it related to learning and teaching others about Judaism. It was her mission to ensure traditions were kept and passed along to future generations. She accomplished this by recording everything- whether it was the recipes written in her cookbook series, or through her mesmerizing style of storytelling.

Helen was a significant contributor within the local Jewish community, particularly through her work with the library at Temple B'nai Israel. In recognition of her efforts as the developer and head librarian, the library was named in her honor in 2007. Helen truly appreciated and enjoyed everyone around her, and had a unique way of making each and every person she met feel special.

She is survived by her three children, Harold (Hal) Price and wife Kim of Dallas, TX, Sandy Nabow and husband Robert of Spartanburg, SC, and Janie Price of Charleston, SC. She is also survived by her five granddaughters, Jennifer Epstein, Melissa Lesley, Amanda Goldberg, Abby Price and Chesley Price; and her great-grandson, Joey Lesley. As the youngest of five sisters (all deceased), she also leaves behind a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends whom she considered her family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, January 16, 2015, at Temple B'nai Israel, by Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Temple B'nai Israel Helen Price Library Fund, 146 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or McCarthy-Tezler School, 175 Burdette Street, Spartanburg, SC 29307

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Helen's caregivers for their love, compassion, and care.

The family is at the home of her daughter, Sandy Nabow.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hal i am so sorry to hear of your loss. I want to send you and your family my deepest sympathies. I know noting i can say can help ease your loss, just kow i lift you and your family up in prayers. Sending you all my warm wishes during this difficult time.

William Mayes

Posted by William S. Mayes - Tampa, FL - Friend of Hal Price   January 16, 2015

Sandy, Jayne and Harold, I am so sorry for you loss. Everyone loved your mother. She was just the sweetest, nicest person. Due to my own personal situation, I will not be at the funeral or the home but please know I am thinking about you.

Nancy Yoffe

Posted by nancy yoffe - spartanburg, TN - friend   January 16, 2015


Dear Sandy and Robert; I remember many wonderful holiday and Seder dinners with you and your dear Mother. She was such a lovely person. I know you will miss her terribly but know that she is at peace and is now with her husband. I will be at the funeral service tomorrow to offer my love and support.

Posted by Susan Lyle - Spartanburg, SC - A friend   January 16, 2015


Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives. RIP Aunt Helen. I will always love you forever. You were always there for me and my family.

Your nephew,


Posted by Bob Portnoy - Fort Lauderdale, FL - nephew   January 16, 2015

I have many memories of the wonderful woman, named Helen.,my ex husband Bob, and my son Michael took Aunt Helen to Gatlinburg with us one summer. Her love of family, and graciousness, was always with her. We cannot ever forget, how she always sent us back to Florida when we visited with homemade baked delites. I will miss her.

Posted by Debra Portnoy - Sarasota, FL - ex member of the family   January 16, 2015


Dear Sandy, Robert and Family

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Helen. Her contributions to the tapestry of the Spartanburg Community are long-standing and long lasting, and her loss will be felt for years to come. Yet she will always be there.

Sending love to every member of your family for your loss...

Sara and Brianna Diaz

Posted by sara diaz - santa fe, NM - friend of the family   January 15, 2015

Helen was a very special woman to her family she will be greatly missed by her family.

Posted by Gloria Lee Goldberg - clayton, GA - sandys sister-in- law   January 14, 2015