Gelbwachs, Donna Tabb

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Donna Tabb Gelbwachs died on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Rockville Nursing Home in Maryland, from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 80.

Donna grew up in Wausau, Wi., 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.

She was married to Herbert Gelbwachs of Atlanta, was the 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. 

She is 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 B'Nai Zion Cemetery, 605 Lullwater Road, Chattanooga on Friday, March 22, at 3 p.m. Shiva will be observed at the residence of Abby and Mark Nathans in Bethesda, Md., on Sunday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Donna's memory to Cure Alzheimer's Fund at

Advantage Funeral Cremation Services Franklin Strickland Pinkard Bryan Smith Funeral Directors, 1724 McCallie Ave ,Chattanooga, 423 265-4414 is honored to be serving the Neyland family.

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