Yvonne Teichman, 100, wife of Murray Teichman, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the comfort of her home in Atlanta on Oct. 30.
Born in 1922, the fourth of seven siblings, she was raised along with her four sisters and two brothers in Cairo, Egypt, where she married and had her first child, Brenda. After being widowed, Yvonne emigrated to New York through Ellis Island in July 1951. Soon after, she met and married Murray Teichman, adding two children to their family, Monique, and Bruce. They built a beautiful life together for over 67 years, in Brooklyn and Long Island, retiring to Florida and then moving to Atlanta in 2009 to be with their children and grandchildren.
Yvonne was not only fluent in six languages, but she was a skilled designer and seamstress to Egyptian royalty. Together with her oldest sister, Helen, she continued her career in New York. Some years later, Yvonne devoted herself to being a wife, mother, and outstanding homemaker.
Her artistic flair and eye for details were exhibited in her elegant style along with her passion for painting, needlepoint, cooking, baking, and, of course, designing clothing. Yvonne loved surrounding herself with friends and family. Family was the center of her universe. Her motto was to “always be authentic and honest.”
Yvonne’s joie de vivre was inexhaustible. Gifted with a keen and wicked sense of humor, she entertained all who were fortunate to meet her. Yvonne could be quite a force in her petite five-foot frame. Her presence was like a tsunami wave. Everyone who knew her genuinely loved her, and she was eager to let them know how much she loved them, too.
Yvonne’s recent dementia was no match for her, and she didn’t allow it to erase her essence. She often joked with her private caregivers sharing many belly laughs with them and expressed her gratitude and love for them each day. We are ever indebted to Cynthia Price, Mimi Beaugris and Lornette Williams for the loving care they gave to Yvonne and our family over the past years.
Yvonne was blessed to have shared her life of love and family with her loving, devoted companion and husband, Murray, who doted on her each moment of every day.
Yvonne will be deeply missed. She is survived by her husband Murray Teichman; her three children, Brenda Rappaport (Mark), Monique Joyce (Stephen), and Bruce Teichman (Dayna); her grandchildren, Jonathan Lorber (Rebecca), Amy Ilardi (Frank), Heidi Lipman (Paul), Ed Rappaport, Ethan and Harper Joyce, Camy, Zach and Nate Teichman, and her great-grandchildren, Jacob Iroff and Gia Ilardi, Brooke Rappaport, Craig Rappaport, Lily Rappaport, Sloan Lipman (Megan), and Betsy Lipman; as well as 19 nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents, Meir and Camille Ballas, sisters Helene Sasson, Fortune Levy, Nina Salama, Esther Jelinek, and brothers, Victor Salama and Caesar Salama.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.