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We lost an amazing woman on Thursday, September 29, one whose kind nature, great sense of humor, and love of family and friends was evident to her entire community: our mother and Nanny, Doris Ann Kooden Klugman. Our mother used to always say to us at the end of a fun family trip, “Every good time has to end to make room for the next good time.” And so it is with great sadness but also a profound sense of gratitude that we share her passing. She taught us so much: how to be kind, to always speak truthfully, and the power of a smile with a positive spirit. While she has gone to find the next good time, she hasn’t left us completely. Every beat of our heart echoes with her love, her wonderous gift to us all.

Born Oct 9, 1927, she learned from the best – her parents Jean and Allen Kooden alongside her brother Lewis. She built a beautiful life with her beloved husband Abe Klugman for almost 60 years, filled with family and phenomenal friends. She leaves her legacy to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren:  Murray Klugman and Joanne Seymour; Sheri and Hal Simon, Zachary Simon of blessed memory, Jarin Simon and Doron Zarur; Danny, Susan, and Matt Klugman, Alli, Jaron, I.J., and Sadie Solomon; David, Susan, Kallie, and Kyle Klugman.

The family extends our gratitude to the devoted, loving caregivers who tended to Mom over the years, most recently Jackie Chisholm, Michelle Chisholm, Lynda Morris, Victoria Young, and Janice Milledge.

Our lives are forever enriched by her wisdom, antics, love, and guidance. We were truly blessed to call her Mom and Nanny. Her memory is a treasure for us all.

The funeral service was held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, September 29, 2022, at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery conducted by Rabbi Avigdor Slatus.

You are invited to virtually attend the funeral service via Zoom by clicking here. 

Meeting ID: 829 2615 1304
Passcode: 448425

Online Condolences

  1. Sheri and Bruce Rosenblum says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May Doris’s loss be a blessing. Cherish your memories and carry out Doris lifelong lessons. Love, Sheri and Bruce

  2. Linda Tillinger says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was a special person

  3. Renee FriedmanStemmer says:

    To the Klugman family
    thinking about all of you and sending comforting thoughts for the loss of your dear mother/
    mother-in-law/grandmother. Doris was a very sweet woman and I loved her smile it was always so warm and kind.
    She’s part of the the “ good ol” Savannah club and I have fond memories of her growing up in Savannah.
    May her memory always be a blessing.
    With kindness and warmth,

  4. Sally Kaplan says:

    My sincere sympathy to the Klugman and Kooden families. May you hold on to the wonderful memories and years shared..

  5. Faye Kirschner/Christine Addy says:

    Our deepest,most sincere feelings go out to the Klugman family!
    Doris is remembered as a loving,wonderful wife and mother.
    Always pleasant, enjoyed socializing.
    God rest her soul.

  6. Marcia S Boucher says:

    You mother was special, her smile was contagious. She was fun to be with and was a great friend and bridge player to my mother. Mom said and I agree, she will be greatly missed.

  7. Howard Cooper says:

    Murray, Sheri, Danny and David,

    I am very sorry to read about your loss.

  8. Julia W Tweedy says:

    Dear Murray & Joanne,
    What a wonderful tribute to honor a remarkable life lived. We send our sincerest condolences. May all the sweet memories bring you comfort as you mourn her loss.
    Julia & William F. “Bud” Tweedy

  9. Donna Moody says:

    Danny and Susan,
    Lynn and I extend our most sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. We hope the happy memories of her will bring you comfort.
    Donna Moody

  10. Sherry Meddin Macchia says:

    The Klugman Family,
    We send our deepest condolences… This is the most beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman who lived her life so well. All our love and prayers,
    Sherry & Johnny

  11. Pam O'Connor says:

    Many prayers for your wonderful family.

  12. Bobbie and Steve Ruff says:

    Dearest Susan and Danny,
    How sorry to read about sweet Doris’s passing.
    Our hearts are filled with sorrow. We spent time at all the family simchas and how lucky we were to have met her. She was a gracious warm human being who passed on a wonderful legacy. She was warm and embracing just like the rest of the Klugman’s. This is why we always enjoy visiting. Our love goes out to y’all at this time. Please accept our heartfelt condolences… we love you all!
    Aunt Bobbie and Uncle Steve

  13. Richard Lowe says:

    Dear Klugman Family,

    What a beautiful tribute to your mother and grandmother. I remember your mother fondly; she was always warm and welcoming when I came over to Varn Drive to play ball with Murray.

    Very sorry for your loss and may her memory be a blessing.

  14. Paul Scharf & Family says:

    Klugman Family,

    Your Mom, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother was so special to my entire family. She was one of the most kind, gentle, and funniest people I have ever met. I will never forget how welcoming she (and the entire family) was when our family moved from NY back in the 1970’s.

    The Klugman, Kaplans, and Scharf elders had such a special relationship. What fun they all had together.

    She will always be remembered…

    Paul, Julie, Jack, and Brad Scharf

  15. Robin Feldman says:

    To the entire Klugman Family

    Very sorry to read about Doris what a lovely woman – I hope you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have. I certainly echo Paul’s sentiment above.

    Sending love,
    Robin Feldman & Chuck Edelberg

  16. Lyn Kremer says:

    Dear Klugys, Doris was one in a million. She embraced life with gusto and being around her was just plain fun! She had that amazing needlepoint talent, which I always admired. She was generous of spirit and dispensed incredibly good advice. For me, Doris was a surrogate mother after my own mom passed away. She included me in your family Shabbat dinners and always treated me like a daughter. I felt so lucky to know her. I know that you miss her, but I also know that her memory shines brightly in your lives. I love you, Lyn

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