Deceased Information


    Beatrice (Bea) Blass

  • AGE



    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, April 28, 2021


    3:30 PM





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    Beatrice (Bea) Reisman Blass, born May 9, 1918, passed away peacefully in her home on April 27, 2021. Bea was affectionately known as “Grandma,” “Mama,” “BB,” and “Ms. B.” She was a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue Sisterhood and Hadassah. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and making doll clothes by hand for her granddaughter’s baby dolls. BB’s favorite activity was playing bridge and baking the best brownies in town. She attended study group at the synagogue when she was able and loved water aerobics at the Piedmont Health Center. She enjoyed eating at The White House Restaurant and she held court at Goldberg’s on Sundays for brunch for whoever chose to attend. She believed in taking vitamin C every day and had the wrinkle-free face to prove it. She was a firm believer in washing your hands, even before COVID. Most of all, BB loved being with her family. She will be missed by them deeply! May she rest in peace.

    Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Saul Blass, and her parents, Annie Bernath and A.G. Reisman. She is survived by her children: Dr. Allen (Betty) Blass and Charlotte (Allen) Kaminsky; five grandchildren: Terri (Rodney) Cohen, Sharon (Nathan) Popky, Naomi (Karl) Blass, Dr. Mitchel Blass, and Dr. Benjamin (Kathleen) Blass; and ten great-grandchildren: Allison, Erin, and Sara Cohen; Sam and Rachel Popky; Brittany and Will Pestcoe; and David, Andrew, and Joshua Blass. She is also survived by her sister, Rose Reisman Berman and brother, Donald Reisman, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    A funeral will be held at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, April 28th at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Jewish Home Life, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Barbara Krinsky

    I will always remember Aunt Bea visiting the Reismans across the street on Margaret Mitchell Drive. There were many time when I crossed over and visited with her and the family. What a sweet lady! May she rest in peace.

    May 06, 2021 , 08:06 PM

  • David Kleber

    I’m sorry for your loss. It seems she lived a long and full life. May her memory be for a blessing.

    April 30, 2021 , 03:11 PM

  • Carolyn Walkeer

    When we moved to Homestead Avenue in late 1973, we became acquainted with Bea and Saul. One of my favorite memories of the two of them was when our two sons were elementary school age. For several years during that time, Bea would make some of her fabulous brownies and Saul would bring them to us on Christmas morning and get to see the chaos that had gone on that morning. We loved having them as neighbors - great memories.

    April 30, 2021 , 02:47 PM



    April 30, 2021 , 12:52 PM

  • Susie and Jerry Warshaw

    Aunt Bea was one of a kind! We have very fond memories of her! She was always telling us, the minute we walked in her house, to wash our hands. She would later serve us her great brownies Or other homemade baked cakes! Is was always a pleasure to catch her at brunch at Goldberg’s, or lunch at the White House. What a beautifully lady she was! She will be sorely missed by all who loved her!

    April 30, 2021 , 02:00 AM

  • Sivia Schwartzman Lipson

    Charlotte, please know that years have gone by , but I still have memories of my childhood and teenage days and all the Families that were so much a part of my Life. Please know my thoughts are with all of your Family and I hope there is some comfort in knowing that you have Friends who care and share in your Sorrow

    April 29, 2021 , 10:10 PM

  • Elaine Diamond

    Condolences to all, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    April 29, 2021 , 08:58 PM

  • Bo & Brian Lefkoff

    To both the Kaminsky and Blass families our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Bea. May her memory be a blessing for you all.

    April 29, 2021 , 07:53 PM

  • Judith Alembik

    Dear Charlotte, My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Mother. I know you were extremely close to her and she will be missed.

    April 29, 2021 , 07:45 PM

  • lloyd mendelson

    As teenagers of the 1950’s, your mother was like a second mother to us when we would conjugate at your home. She always came out and visited with us, and I have never been able to improve on her tuna and chicken salad sandwiches. May you and yours live long and prosper.

    April 29, 2021 , 12:32 PM

  • Carl Golden

    To the Blass and Reisman Families I’m so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    April 29, 2021 , 10:15 AM

  • Loretta and Ken Toppell

    Ken and I just want to send condolences from Texas. It is wonderful that the family has been blessed to have Cousin Bea for over a hundred years.

    April 29, 2021 , 03:15 AM

  • Marlene Cohen

    Charlotte, I send my love to you and your family; so very sorry about your loss. I’m remembering your wonderful mom and how gracious she & your dad were to me, staying with you in your lovely home, away from college, during the High Holidays. How so very fortunate you all are to have had her here with you for so many years. -Marlene (Cohen)

    April 28, 2021 , 09:52 PM

  • Howard and Linda Reisman

    Dear Blass and Reisman Families: Aunt Bea has been my Aunt Bea for 68 years, a kind, sweet, loving aunt and big sister to my Dad. We will always remember mandatory hand washing (pre Covid) upon entering her house and that Vitamin C cures and prevents all major diseases, Aunt Bea was the first to visit Linda in the hospital when each of our children were born, and she could always calm them as crying babies when she would snuggle them to her chest. She was a sweet woman, and we will miss her, and our memories of her will be comforting and cherished.

    April 28, 2021 , 06:56 PM

  • Tristyn, Jared and Max Reisman

    We love you Aunt Bea and will miss you! Jared, Tristyn and Max

    April 28, 2021 , 05:38 PM

  • Julia & Terry Bernath

    We were so sorry to hear of Bea’s passing, but what an amazing life she lived and what a glorious legacy in her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren! She was truly blessed! May your memories of her sustain you through this time of loss. We are sending you love!

    April 28, 2021 , 05:13 PM

  • Bev Aaron

    I have find memories of this lovely woman from ORT. My sincere condolences to the family.

    April 28, 2021 , 03:37 PM

  • Diane Cohen & Harold Cohen

    When Saul Blass passed away 25 years ago, we wrote a long note to Bea. The words must have meant a great deal to her because a week later, we received this item. The note read "You two are quite a pair. Love, Bea".

    April 28, 2021 , 10:42 AM

  • Sylvia Friedman

    Dear family, it is with great sadness to hear that Bea has left us. She was a special cousin, who were it not for Covid, I am sure I would still be seeing at AA for study group. Sending love and deepest sympathy to you all.

    April 28, 2021 , 12:03 PM

  • Betty Mislow

    Sorry to hear of the passing of beautiful Aunt Bea. Even before and through covid time when I washed my hands I thought of her.

    April 28, 2021 , 10:20 AM

  • Marty Alterman

    So sorry to hear of Aunt Bea’s passing. She was a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember the first thing you did when you went to Aunt Bea’s was wash your hands!!! May her memory be a blessing. Love, Marty

    April 28, 2021 , 03:36 AM

  • Beverly Caplan

    I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Bea's passing. My love and sympathy to her family.

    April 28, 2021 , 03:05 AM

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Charlotte, Allen and families: We extend our condolence to the loss of your beautiful, kind mother . She has given all of us the optimism of living a long life filled with love of multi-generations of family. May you enjoy heartfelt memories of her to help you at this time.

    April 28, 2021 , 03:01 AM

  • Martha Jo Katz

    Sending deepest sympathy to Bea's family. What a wonderful life she had and to see all those beautiful descendants is such a blessing. Memories in the Heart Bring Comfort to the Soul. with love. Martha Jo

    April 28, 2021 , 01:00 AM

  • Sandra Mislow

    What wonderful memories I have of our Aunt Bea. I hope that she and Sam are having lunch at the White House in heaven!! What fabulous birthday parties to celebrate her we had!!!

    April 27, 2021 , 11:50 PM

  • David Blass

    We have lost the Matriarch of the extended Blass Family. Aunt Bea was a sweet sole who was loved by all. May her memory forever be a blessing.

    April 27, 2021 , 11:02 PM

  • Esther Taratoot & Family

    Mitchell ~ We are soooo sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Mom~ May her memory be for a blessing! We have you and your entire family in our prayers and thoughts ! Sending love your way??

    April 27, 2021 , 10:58 PM

  • Michael & Cheryl(Singer) Weiss

    Mitchel B. & Mr. Reisman, I’m so sorry to hear of “Aunt Bea” passing. I remember as kids going with Lisa to visit her and playing in her living room as we were reprimanded for being a bit too loud. I hope y’all find nice memories to ease your loss. Cheryl (Singer) Weiss

    April 27, 2021 , 10:31 PM

  • Jan & Carole Jackson & Family

    Charlotte & Allen so sorry for the lose of your mother. We are thinking of you and your family

    April 27, 2021 , 10:30 PM

  • Debbie Levin

    We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Bea! She was a wonderful person and loved everyone!!! Everyone who knew her loved her also!

    April 27, 2021 , 10:24 PM

  • Cecile Waronker

    Charlotte and family and Donald and Rose. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Bea was such a beautiful and lovely lady. She was loved and taken care by her family and care givers.

    April 27, 2021 , 10:11 PM

  • Shirley Zimmerman

    I have always been a believer that all we have in life is our memories so I hope that the Blass family will find this meaningful. I have saved the program from the 50th wedding anniversary (1985) of Bea and Saul and it was one of my favorite memories when i was married to the late Dr. Edward Reisman for many reasons. The celebration to honor the BEAUTIFUL in every way couple and their warm, welcoming and wonderful family to the songs of their lives and even the delicious dinner brings back a flood of memories when i occasionally go through photos from my past. i have been fortunate to have amassed many cherished memories from the Zimmerman family in the last 34 years but i have also remained close with the Reisman family who i dearly love. Coincidentally Ed's son Richard and his wife Lori are arriving today from California and we are having lunch on Wednesday and I will be bringing the program with me to show them. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Shirley Zimmerman

    April 27, 2021 , 09:59 PM

  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    She will always be remembered as a special lady

    April 27, 2021 , 09:29 PM

  • Pat and Jay Levy

    Allen and Charlotte - so sorry to hear about cousin Bea — she was quite a lady.

    April 27, 2021 , 09:22 PM

  • Brenna & Alan Serby

    Sorry for your loss. I remember her from my college time & how welcoming she always was. I’m sure you have many happy memories

    April 27, 2021 , 09:22 PM

  • Janice & Steve Levetan

    Bea was a wonderful next door neighbor. When I was an exhausted new mother with a very colicky crying baby she came over, took him away from me, put him up on her shoulder and started pounding up on his backside. I looked on with horror and amazement. My son stopped crying. Bea said "and that's how you do it." I am ever grateful.

    April 27, 2021 , 08:59 PM

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