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MARILYN ARKIN SEEMAN

Marilyn A. Seeman, 93, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2018, in Savannah. She was born June 10, 1925, in Savannah, Georgia to Benjamin and Yetta Arkin. Mrs. Seeman was a 1943 graduate of Savannah High School, and married Harold Seeman in Savannah on December 5, 1943. She was very involved in the Savannah Jewish Community through her many volunteer endeavors. Mrs. Seeman had a genuine love for the Jewish Educational Alliance and participated on many boards throughout her life. She loved to read, play mahjong, bake, and was famous for “Aunt Marilyn’s Mandel Bread. Mrs. Seeman lived life to the fullest and always enjoyed being surrounded by her large extended family and friends.

In addition to her husband of 54 years and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Walter Arkin, and a sister, Claudia Arkin Kantsiper.

She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Surviving are her three children, Barbara (David) Gottlieb of Atlanta, Irvin (Linda) Seeman of Richmond, and Sharon (Bill) Sand of Savannah; six grandchildren, Michelle (Jeremy) Regenbogen of San Francisco, Leslie (Jonathan) Jolles of Atlanta, Ben Seeman of Richmond, Paul (Kelly) Seeman of Chicago, Matt (Jennifer) Sand of Atlanta, and Allison (Mark) Konter of Savannah; eleven great-grandchildren, Sofia, Lily, Olivia, Ashton, Abby, Sadie, Judd, Avery, Lila, Brooks and Reed; her brother, Dr. Murray Arkin of Savannah, and nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to mom’s 50 year relationship with her friend and caregiver, Mary Ann Williams. And we would also like to thank Adrian Jones for the special relationship she developed with mom in the last 3 years. We are fortunate to have both of them in our lives.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 Wednesday morning at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Avigdor Slatus.

Remembrances: Jewish Educational Alliance – 5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

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  1. Tony Center says:

    Goodbye, Aunt Marilyn.
    A whole lot of very good memories.

  2. Donnie Jones Davis says:

    Sharon, I just learned of your mom’s passing and I am so very sorry to hear this! I am glad that you had the opportunity to move back close to her and be with her on a regular basis these last years. My dad was also born in March of 1925, but unfortunately, he didn’t live to be 93…lost him at age 79. I pray that your mom was in good health, for the most part, and that you were able to make some wonderful memories these last years together and that you will always cherish the nice long life that she was blessed with! Love you,
    Donnie

  3. Judith Hoffman says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Marilyn was truly a lovely lady and I enjoyed spending time with her whenever I came to visit my mother. She was kind and generous and I feel honored to have know her.
    With sympathy,
    Judith Hoffman

  4. Rita & Alan Asher says:

    Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you. She loved all of you so much. Alan and I wish to send our Condolences to all of you. Marilyn(Miss Mandle Bread was a Dear sweet lady. Who is going to take over this Job. She loved making it. I am so sorry I could not make it to the Funeral or to visit with ya’ll. Be well.
    Rita & Alan

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