- 96 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 5, 1919
- Date of passing: Apr 21, 2015
|Let the memory of LEE be with us forever|
I love you dearly and deeply. I miss you so much for all the beaufitul things you have done as a mother, grandmother, and friend. You are an inspiration to me for ever and ever. Sleep well my beautiful Adopted Mom. Love, Phyllis Spital xoxo"
"Happy Birthday today Lee in heaven. Thinking of you and celebrating in my heart. I will always love you. Miss you so much.
Love, Phyllis (Adopted Daughter) xoxoxo"
"I did not know Lee, but saw her well-written obituary in the UTSD.
Thanks for publishing this website and wishing you condolences."
"As Rob Dolin said, Lee was like a grandmother to him and his sister, Marissa. My father and Lee were a couple soon after my Mother died in early 1980. Not only was Lee a Grandmother to both of my children, she was also a very outgoing, loving and warm person. Even though she was not my Mom, I felt I could share thoughts that I dared not tell anyone except a Mother.
Lee was a wonderful cook. My Dad enjoyed her cooking immensely! She taught me how to prepare many Jewish dishes.
Lee often spoke about Nancy and Nancy's children. She ADORED Nancy and loved to talk to her. Lee worried that Nancy was working too hard, trying to take care of her own family as well as lending her children a helping hand. But she loved talking about Ronnie and Randee and was always very proud of them. She also held a special place in her heart for Marsha and Jenny and David.
In this Tribute I see pictures taken by Renee Stock. Lee also loved to see and talk to Rochelle and Renee, when she was in Chicago, every chance she got..
When Lee moved to San Diego, we were all sad. But she always wanted to be near Nancy. So, now she had her wish. We missed Lee very much but we knew that the weather was better for her, less stairs to climb (My Dad lived on the 3rd floor of a walk-up apartment), and she would be with Nancy and her family.
Lee: Though we did not communicate with you in the last few years, Rob and Marissa and Joel and I did think of you often. We hoped that you were doing well. Rob was even thinking about coming to San Diego to show you the next generation: Levi Isaac was born in March of last year. The Isaac is named for great-grandpa Irving Wolfmark.
Lee: We hold many wonderful memories of you in our hearts. We think of you and bless you for all of your kindness and concern (and humor)you bestowed on us. And we pray that G-d comforts Nancy and her entire family with all those cherished memories they have of their beloved Lee."
"Lee was like a grandma to my sister and I. She was the long-time partner of my grandfather Irving Wolfmark from when I was a child until shortly after my Bar Mitzvah. I fondly remember celebrating many family events with Lee. When I was young, she used to tell stories of her pet bird. Our extended family would often go to dinner at the Belden or What's Cooking on the north side of Chicago.
After I moved to the west coast, my sister and I visited Lee in San Diego during the winter. I remember visiting her at her home and going to the local Jewish deli for lunch.
She was a wonderful person and I will miss her."
"My Adopted Mom! That is what I would call Lee. She was truly a Mom to me and treated me always with so much love. I will never forget her voice and her special ways. She adored Nancy and was always talking about her to me. She was a great Mom. On this upcoming Mother's Day, I will be thinking of her and how she lit up the world. It is a great loss not to have her around, but I feel lucky to have had her in my life. I miss you Lee, and know you will always be part of my heart. I love you.
Love, Phyllis (Adopted Daughter)"
"May the good Lord watch over her and may she rest in peace"
"My mother, Lee Hudak and I, were so close. How many times did she say "I don't know what I'd do without you." Other times she would say that she didn't feel like herself. Then I would say "Then who am I talking to?" We used to joke about her finding a boyfriend.
We decided her requirements for a boyfriend were a heartbeat and a car! We had fun together. We went to movies, to the Jewish Community Center, to Benihana on her birthdays, to DZ Akins, to Chicken Nest (no longer there) and shopping for clothes. Her friends liked her purchases so much that they wanted me to take them shopping!
My mother took the death of my sister Rita very hard as did the rest of the family. (Hodgkins Disease) I guess that tremendous pain helped her endure my father's death when she was only 58. Then my other sister and brother followed, in later years. She also lived through the passing of her 6 brothers and sisters. They were a close-knit family and in constant touch.
In later years she had walking problems and macular degeneration but she was so brave and never complained. She was a wonderful cook and often invited me over for salmon patties, cheese blintzes, and all sorts of other things. I also brought her food I cooked at home like brisket, spaghetti, turkey, and more.
I miss her so much. I am so accustomed to calling the private caregivers I had for her in the nursing home and visiting her any chance I got. I still want to call.
I hope she is together with our loved ones or at least knows how she is in my heart and thoughts. God bless her. Amen."
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