- July 10, 1923 - January 14, 2015
- Spartanburg, South Carolina
of Helen's Passing
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“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,...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: William S. Mayes - Tampa, FL
“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...Read More »
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“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Susan Lyle - Spartanburg, SC
“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Portnoy - Fort Lauderdale, FL
“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Portnoy - Sarasota, FL
“Dear Sandy, Robert and Family
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Helen. Her contributions to the tapestry of the Spartanburg...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: sara diaz - santa fe, NM
“Helen was a very special woman to her family she will be greatly missed by her family.
7 of 7 | Posted by: Gloria Lee Goldberg - clayton, GA
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