Donna Gelbwachs

Hamilton County

Donna Tabb Gelbwachs died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Rockville Nursing Home in Maryland, from Alzheimers disease at age 80.Donna grew up in Wausau, Wis., the only child of Aaron and Mollie Ross. She moved to Chattanooga, upon her marriage to Herbert Tabb, and graduated there in 1967 from the University of Tennessee. She worked as a social worker for many years, and later as a travel agent.Married to Herbert Gelbwachs of Atlanta; mother of Steven Tabb, also of Atlanta, and Abby Nathans, of Bethesda, Md.She was preceded in death by her first husband of 35 years, Herbert Tabb.Survived by two beloved grandchildren, Levi and Simon Nathans, and the many dear friends and relatives whose lives she touched along her path through life.Graveside services will be held at BNai Zion Cemetery, 605 Lullwater Road, Chattanooga at 3 p.m. today, March 22. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Abby and Mark Nathans in Bethesda, Md., at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 24.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Donnas memory to Cure Alzheimers Fund at www.curealzfund.org.Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin-Strickland-Pinkard-Bryan-Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga, 423-265-4414.

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