After a long illness, Rita Tuvlin of Alpharetta passed away just ten days shy of her 84th birthday and one month shy of her 60th wedding anniversary to her husband, Bernard.
Spanning her life, Rita has been described as selfless, driven, unusually smart, an athletic tomboy and sports fan (especially of her beloved Braves and Falcons), ahead of her time, a beatnik, uninfluenced by trends, an avid reader, a sudoku master, a science teacher, a child counselor, a mother, a grandmother and a dear friend.
During her many years at AJA (formerly the Hebrew Academy), she initially served as the science teacher and advocated for the pursuit of scientific exploration and discovery and influenced many children to later pursue careers in the field.
After earning a master’s degree in social work from Georgia State University, she then moved into the role of middle school counselor, in which she directly affected the lives of many students and their families.
Rita loved traveling the world with Bernie and attending all of his musical concerts over the years. She also got great pleasure from spending time at home with her family. She is already profoundly missed by those left to carry her memory: Her husband Bernie, her children Stephanie and Warren Lampert, Michael and Vickie Tuvlin and Jeffrey and Jennifer Tuvlin, as well her grandchildren, Danielle, Noah, Maddie, Andrew, Ethan, Jared, Jeremy and Hayden.
She is also survived by her sister, Lois Galen, and loving nieces Patti Mobile and Robin Wenzel, all of Los Angeles, Calif. Rita’s impact is wide and deep with those who called her “family” extending throughout the city of Atlanta and across the country.
Many people helped care for Rita throughout her illness and to them we are profoundly grateful. Rita’s funeral was officiated by Cantor Nancy Kassel of Temple Beth Tikvah with Shivas being led by Cantor Kassel and Rabbi Brad Levenberg of Temple Sinai.
To view the service or to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. The family requests that donations be made to The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University.
- Rita Tuvlin
- Atlanta Braves
- Hebrew Academy
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- Georgia state university
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- Cantor Kassel
- Rabbi Brad Levenberg
- Temple Sinai
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