Deceased Information


    Grace L. Baumrind

    Ganendal bas Elia v'Sara

  • AGE



    Sunday, May 01, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, May 03, 2022


    10:00 AM




    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be observed

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022 and

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    at the home of Cathy and Rick Swerdlin.

    Guests are welcome 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Services will be at 7:30 p.m.

    5361 Mill Run Drive Marietta GA 30068



    Grace Lipman Baumrind, age 100 ½ years young, of Atlanta, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her VERY loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Seymour, of 48 years and her devoted son, Jeff.

    Grace always had a VERY close relationship with her two older sisters, Betty and Marcia. They were inseparable, close their entire lives and you rarely saw one without the other.

    Grace lived an incredibly full life experiencing many things over her 100 years. She enjoyed many friendships, playing canasta and mah jong all while working her entire adult life. When asked her secret to longevity, she responded, “always stay active.” Grace and Seymour had many friends, which they enjoyed playing poker and participating in bowling leagues together.

    At the young age of 90, she was blessed to have her first great grandchild and over the next 10 years, had 10 more: Ryder, Ari, Stella, Sean, Sadie, Grace, Morrison, Jude, Isha, Asher and Hudson. She truly had a special connection with each and everyone of them as well as her devoted grandchildren, Steven and Stephanie Baumrind, Dana and Adam Karp, Sarabess Baumrind and Brad Kauffman, Michael Baumrind and Henry Etsitty Jr, Ben Baumrind and Parul Jain, Jack and Lyndsey Swerdlin, Ryan and Rachel Swerdlin, and Robyn and Scott Kurpiel. Mama Grace and Papa Seymour attended every event in which their children and grandchildren participated. She took such pride in her family.

    So many who loved her including her many VERY close nieces and nephews will miss her. Grace was a true matriarch in every sense of the word instilling family values to everyone. It was obvious because when people visited her, they would notice, comment and admire the numerous photos throughout her home.

    Grace is survived by her four children: Emil and Marcia Baumrind and Cathy and Rick Swerdlin.

    We are so grateful to our wonderful caregivers: Ovida Williams, Andrea Smith, Beverly Barrett, Serena Williams, Rita Moyo, Charity Gikonyo and the wonderful people at Longleaf Hospice Care.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue or a charity of your choice.


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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Pamela Cohen Behar

    Sending love and deepest condolences to the Baumrinds and Swerdlins on the passing of Mama Grace. What an incredible legacy she has left! May her memory be a blessing.

  • Susan Scheer

    Emil and Marcia, thinking of you…may her memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  • Jan & Lynn Saperstein

    Cathy, Emil and your families. Our deepest condolences on the passing your Mom, but to me she was Aunt Gracie. Even as a child, I have memories of her and my mother playing cards, and she was always very kind. She was a hostess for a bridal shower for Lynn, and will absolutely be missed. All good memories...

  • Patty & Gene Benator

    Cathy & Emil ~ We are thinking of you and your families and know you will keep your beautiful Mom in your hearts always. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Jim Scheer

    Cathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know her memory will always be a blessing to you and all the kids. We’re thinking of you.

  • Kate McClure

    So sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve heard many stories about Mama Grace from Steven and Stephanie throughout the years and I know how much she was loved by her entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  • Fran Newman

    Cathy so sorry for the lost of your mother. So blessed to have her for 100yrs My thoughts and prayers are with u and your family doing this difficult time. Frances

  • Alan and Cory Begner

    Like some others sending condolences I grew up in the Helen Drive neighborhood hanging out with the Baumrinds. All of them including Grace have been my friends ever since. Cory and I are sad to lose her.

  • Debbie Karesh

    Thinking of you

  • Essie Fechter

    I was so sad to hear of Grace's passing. I met her many years ago at one of the B reunions, and she and I talked almost the entire evening. Her kindness will always be remembered by her loving Fechter/Baumrind families.

  • Henry Hirschman-nephew

    Words are insufficient. Aunt Grace was the whole package. Loving, strong, family centered, strong Jewish faith, generous, great business sense, great work ethic, she had it all. She and Uncle Seymour were my loving parents away from home when I was attending Ga. Tech. And Emil, Jeff, and Kathy were my brothers and sisters. Thank you Aunt Grace for all you gave us and all you left us. Love always, Henry

  • Carla, Ken and Alyssandra

    It's so hard to lose a family member, especially one as special as Aunt Grace. We have fond memories of spending time with her and will miss seeing her. We mourn with you and pray for you as you grieve. And we thank God for the blessing she was to the family and the many years He gave her. It was a beautiful service. Thank you for sharing your personal stories and memories. Love to you all.

  • Lori and Todd Edlin

    To Emil, Marcia, Steven and Dana Our condolences to you and all of the Baumrinds during this sad time.

  • Cheryl & Jeff Cohen

    To the Baumrind/Swerdlin family, we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Darlene Gaston

    Rest peaceful Mama Grace! Prayers are with the family to find comfort ?

  • Jackie and Tom Miklas

    Cathy and Rick & Family-you are all in our thoughts and prayers. What an amazing blessing to have had your Mom all these years. May her memory continue to be a blessing as her legacy lives on. Sending love.

  • Katie Cohen Gronsbell

    Mama Grace always had her door open if I wanted to pop in her home! I often told her how lucky her children were to have her….and her reply was “ you plant potatoes you get potatoes.”Memories of growing up next door on Helen Drive will always be near and dear to my heart. She’s the last of my dad’s first cousins and she may have been his favorite! My love to the family.

  • Ovida Williams

    Mama Grace such a wonderful person. May her soul Rest In Peace.??

  • Arlene and Paul Kauffman

    our deepest condolences to the Baumrind family.

  • Lori Krinsky

    Cathy So sad to hear about Mama Grace. She was truly the last of the gals. Sending love and sympathy to you and the family. Lori and Lee

  • Gail & Lyons

    Your mom had such a long and memorable life that made an impression on many.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Sending our love and heartfelt condolences to your entire family. May her memory be a blessing forever.

  • Arlene and Paul Kauffman

    So sorry for your loss, she will be missed.

  • Arlene and Paul Kauffman

    So sorry for your loss. Your grandmother was a sweet lady and special person May she rest in peace.

  • Auerbach Jill

    Hi Cathy, Thinking of you and the family that your mom leaves behind. My prayers and love are with you. Jill

  • Patti Sanders

    It was a blessing to have been in Aunt Gracie’s family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    My most sincere and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Mama Grace. What fun we had running up and down the aisles at Kroger, catching up on all the latest news concerning our families, especially our grandchildren. Grace was a lovely, warm, friendly, gracious and loving lady, and she was very much loved in return. How lucky you were to have her in your lives for so long. You have all been blessed! Wishing you sweet memories to warm your hearts and bring you comfort. Lots of love to each of you from your Bubbie Judy.

  • Doug and Caren Ralston

    Goodbye to a wonderful and loving aunt. We already miss you

  • Roberta & Norman Rittner

    To the Baumrind Family we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  • Jerry isikoff

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Our moms were great friends going way back. I have very fond memories of our moms together. My condolences. All my best. Jerry

  • Judy Marzullo

    Cathy and Rick. I am so sorry to see this. I didn't know your mom, but have heard so many wonderful things about her. She lived a very long life and may her memory always be a blessing. Sending hugs

  • Lori & Jim Bryan

    So sad to hear this. Aunt Grace was such a special lady and matriarch of our family. She will be sorely missed but I smile thinking about the three sister's reunion. What a legacy she leaves behind ?

  • Susan Singer

    Just heard the sad news about Grace and I'm so truly sorry for your loss. Grace was the last of the 3 golden girls and she will be missed.

  • Julia & Terry Bernath

    We just heard about Mama Grace's passing. She lived a wonderful life, full of love, and she left a beautiful legacy in her family. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. How blessed were you to have had her for so long!

  • Joel and Margaret Breiner

    Emil and Marcia, our hearts go out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  • Heather Rittner Halpern

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mama Grace’s passing. I have many fond memories of spending time with her. May memories always put a smile on your face.

  • Elliott & Pescha Penso

    Such a great Lady and how lucky and blessed for y’all to have had her in your lives all these years ! Love, Thoughts and Hugs to the entire Baumrind Family!

  • Sheryl Fineman

    Cathy,Rick, Emil and Marcia, My sincere condolences in the passing of Grace, may her memory be a blessing. My thoughts are with you.

  • Beth and Jeff Braun

    Dear Baumrind/ Swerdlin family, We were so sorry to hear about Grace. What a lovely,long life she had and how grateful you must be to have had her for so long, May your memories keep her alive in your hearts forever, Love, Beth and Jeff Braun

  • Jerry and Gudrun Robinson

    Our sincere Condolences. Grace was a very special lady. She loved all her family, especially these Great Grand children. She will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

  • Tom and Emily Delevie

    What can be said about such an important part of my family. When MaMa Marcia died ,Aunt Gracie stepped right in.She always said I was like a daughter to her. I’ll never forget that. We were so lucky to have her in our lives.

  • Wendy and Steve Light

    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family at this sad time.

  • Helen Arnoldi

    Emil, Marsha & Family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mom. She was such a sweet lady and so blessed to live a long life. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Larry and Stella Gordon

    We extend our condolences to the Baumrind family. She raised wonderful children.

  • Nancy Yerlow

    To the Baumrind family, I am so sorry to hear about Grace. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 100 years is quite an accomplishment!

  • Joel and Nancy Isenberg

    A real southern lady who will be missed by all. Love to all of you.

  • Eileen Tantillo

    Cathy and Rick, Our hearts are with you. What a beautiful human being your mom was. What a wonderful long life she lived. Love, Eileen and Tony

  • Kal and. Charlene Koplin

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom..thinking about you

  • Gail Glazer Saloff

    Cathy, Emil, and families, we are so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. We are thinking of all of you with love. May she Rest In Peace. Love, Gail & Barry

  • Mark & Karen

    Cathy & Rick, we are so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Wishing your family much love during this difficult time.

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