Nellie Lazarus

By Levi Clancy for לוי on

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She was a very lovable sweet girl and was very popular with the boys She gave Mimi and Bee a lot of competition. A life insurance policy was bought for her which I decided was too expensive so I cancelled it. Before I could get her a replacement, she passed away. According to what Ben and Bee told me, she had defective heart valves. I'll never forget the last time I saw her alive. I was crossing the Carquinez bridge and had to stop driving and I broke into tears. I told my wife, May, that I had a feeling it would be the last time I would see Nellie alive. It was. Nellie did go to high school and I think she may have worked in a department store but I can't really remember anything more. Family Book § 4; Joe remembers his sister Nellie

Neil Goldberg references his mother as saying that Nellie died of an infection following a surgery for appendicitis, due in part to negligence on the doctor's part.


Lazarus, Hillel. 1989. Family Book § 4 Malka Lewin (transcription of a video tape of Yosel Paltiel recorded by Cindy Kirkland)