Deceased Information


    Rhina Tuck

  • AGE



    Sunday, August 07, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, August 09, 2022


    11:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 820 3909 1979

    Passcode: 236900


    Shiva will be observed on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Minyan service at 7:00 pm) at home of Allyson and Sam Tuck, 2875 Harwick Dr. Atlanta 30350.

    2875 Harwick Dr. Atlanta 30350.



    Rhina Shaffer Tuck passed away peacefully after a brief illness on August 7, 2022.  Born on August 13, 1938 to Hyman Shaffer and Sarah Glustrom Shaffer in Atlanta, GA, Rhina spent all of her life in Atlanta, except for a short stay in Rome, GA.  Rhina met Leon Tuck (‘zl), her husband of 64 years at a BBYO basketball game and the rest was history. Rhina was a full time mom to two wonderful sons before embarking on a career with Camp Judaea.  The staff and campers became a second family to Rhina and Leon.  

    Rhina was preceded in death by her husband Leon (‘zl) and is survived by her sister Sandra (Lance) Pittman of Port Washington, NY. She is also survived by her children Stuart (Helene) and Sam (Allyson); her beloved five grandchildren: Jonathan, Anna, Ilene, Leah and Nolan; and a number of nieces, nephews and their families.

    Rhina was known for her funny and honest commentary, which was always given with love. She had many groups of friends from different times in her life and enjoyed her frequent Grady High School get togethers.  Rhina also looked forward to her weekly mahjong games with close friends. But by far, her favorite past time was spending time with and occasionally worrying about her five grandchildren. Her spunk and unfiltered wit will be missed by all who loved her. 

    Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 11:00AM at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Camp Judaea. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. 

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  • Kenny Kaufman

    Dear Sandra and Stuart, so sorry for our loss. I knew and loved Rhina for many years. As of late didn’t see her as much as I would have liked but it was always good treat when I did. Loved her personality. Conversations were always fun. Loved Rhina just as I loved the entire Shaffer family. Rest In Peace Sweet Rhina.

  • Andy berke

    So sorry for your lost. She was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sue and Gary Saban

    We will miss Rhina She was a loving and great friend Always had a smile for you Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  • Ann Miller Tamli

    Dear Stuart and Sam, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will always remember "Aunt" Rhina with fondness. She always took an interest in what Neal and I were up to whenever we saw her and I loved her sense of humor. May you be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

  • Bobbi wilson

    I spent many visits with Rhina and her mother Sarah. Sarah and my mom (Ida macher) were first cousins , the same age and next door neighbors on Zimmer Dr. It was always fun seeing Rhina and Leon and Sandra. Many fond memories of my cousins

  • Ann and Mel Berss

    Sammy and Stuart, your unique and beautiful mom adored you and your families. We have sweet memories of our Hebrew Academy and Davis Academy connection to both Rhina and Leon. Sending heartfelt condolences and wishing your many joyful memories will be a comfort to you.

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Dear Stuart, Helene and extended family, I just learned of Rhina's passing and am sending my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you all. Rhina was one of the sweetest and most caring ladies I have ever met and I know how much you will all miss her. May she rest in eternal peace beside her beloved Leon.

  • Sharon Friedman

    So sorry to hear this sad news. I have fond memories of Rhina, as a friend and as my mom's neighbor on Biltmore Drive. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • jerry dickstein

    stuart sorry to hear of your mothers passing both rhina and leon would always say hello to my family at shearith isreal my prayers are with your family

  • Barbara Krinsky

    To all of the Tuck families. So sorry to hear of Rhinas passing. She was was a warm and witty lady and you will. have many good memories to sustain you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grieving

  • Stephanie Copeland

    Dear Tuck family and Sandra. So sorry for the loss of Rhina. I knew her for atleast 60 years. I know you will always cherish the good times and memories you have of her.

  • Barbara and Mark Murovitz

    Dear Sam and Stuart, Our condolences. We wish you and the rest of the Tuck family loving memories to forever warm your hearts.

  • gladys hirsch

    my thoughts are with you at this sad time I loved seeing her wonderful smile may your good memories be a comfort to you 30

  • Stephanie T Lampert

    Dear Stuart, Helene, Sam, Allyson and all the kids, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Rhina. I have very fond memories of her growing up. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Faye Novick

    Sammy and Stuart and family, I’m so sorry for loss of your wonderful mom. My most sincere condolences.

  • Gail A. Solomon

    Stuart, Sammy & family, I am grateful that I had the privilege of knowing your mother almost from the time I came to Atlanta. She was truly a wonderful soul, kind, caring and inclusive. May her memory be for a blessing. She will be missed.

  • Julie Ayers

    Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • The Stoumens

    So many of us in the Atlanta Jewish community were privileged to have known her and couldn’t help but love her. May her memory be a blessing.

  • NJ Pittmans

    We love and will miss Aunt Rhina very much. Thinking of you and sending a lot of love. xoxo

  • Irene Glustrom

    Words cannot describe the loss I feel. So many wonderful memories Over the years spent with Rhina and the whole family. My deepest sympathy is with Stuart, Helen, SammyAllyson, Sandy and Lance and everyone who loved her

  • Dianne & Lee Lovenheim

    Sammie and Stuart. So sorry to hear about your mom she was such a special woman. We all enjoyed our weekly Mahjong game and we will all miss her. Thinking of you and the family at this sad time. Dianne

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Stuart,Sam,Sandra and families, Our heartfelt condolences. May memories of lovely Rhina be forever.

  • Patrice Cohen

    Stuart, Sammy, Sandra and families, I am so sorry for your loss of your mom. My "Aunt Rhina " was such a wonderful, witty, funny, loving, caring and a beautiful woman inside and out. My mom and your mom and dad were friends forever. I last spoke to her about two months ago. She always put others before herself. Aunt Rhina was some very special lady. Thank goodness she is at peace with Uncle Leon. May her memory always be for a blessing. She sure loved her family. Aunt Rhina will be missed, and not forgotten. Sending love and hugs to the entire family during this very difficult time. Patrice

  • Patrice Cohen

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  • Robin Mendelson

    Rhina was a one of a kind, amazing, and generous person. Her smile lit up a room! For years, Rhina was the glue that helped keep Camp Judaea going! She loved camp and all of the campers she met! I will always treasure the time I spent with both Rhina and Leon! Sending you all hugs of comfort and support during this difficult time! Baruch Dayan HaEmet. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Ralph Kurland

    How I will miss all the fun times we had together! She adopted me into her family when I knew no one in Atlanta when I first moved here. All my love to Sweet Sammy and Stuart and their families. Ralph

  • Maxine Handmacher Barrocas

    Sandra and family please accept our condolences on your sister Rhinas passing. May she rest in peace. I remember Rhina and Leon from the AJCC many years ago.

  • Vicki Grosswald

    Stuart, Helene, Sandra and family I’m very saddened to learn about Rhina—our families go back a very long way—our Mothers (and Dads) were childhood friends. It was always a treat running into Rhina and catching up with her. She indeed, had a funny, witty, unfiltered personality. Sending my warm thoughts and sincere condolences. Vicki

  • Marcia Bomchel Kramer & Heidi Bomchel Klausner

    Our heartfelt thoughts are with the family at this time. Rhina was a great lady. She is now with your father Leon. They both had great smiles when meeting people

  • Sara and Mickey Solomon

    Mickey grew up with Rhina who lived on the same street (Zimmer Drive) growing up. He remembers her very well and times at Grady High School. We both have known Stuart for 30+ years. We are both saddened to hear about your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Tuck family, I am so sorry for your loss . Rhina grew up on my street Zimmer Drive . She was a very kind lady and always lots of fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sara

  • Patty & Gene Benator

    Dearest Stuart and Helene: So sorry to hear of Mom's passing. Patty joins me in sending our prayers and condolences to you and the entire Tuck family. May the memories of Mom's smiles and laughter comfort you at this difficult time. Thinking of you. Gene

  • Elaine and Jerry

    Jerry grew up in the Morningside neighborhood with Rhina, and we met at the Grady reunions. She was always warm and friendly....great smile. It was a gift to know her. Her name is for a blessing.

  • Jack and Rachael Rosenberg

    A caring loving friend of 65 years who will now be with her beloved Leon - we will miss her - may she rest in peace

  • Joy

    Stuart and Helaine, So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sari

    I'm so so so sorry. I meant to call her but I had CoViD and lost my voice. Gonna miss her, her Southern hospitality, her encyclopedic knowledge of every Jewish family living in Atlanta and her endless supply of gossip re same. ?

  • Philip Wendkos

    Carol and I join those who were privileged to have her. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem, amen.

  • Gloria Merlin

    I met Rhina when my family moved to Atlanta. She was always friendly and pleasant. May her memory sustain you at this sad time.

  • Betty and Burt Handmacher

    We express our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. We have known your family since the late 40's. Your Mother was a wonderful person and friend.

  • Phyllis Miller Hahn

    To the Tuck Family, My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Mom. Rhina and I knew each other from Grady High School. Lots of great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Phyllis Miller Hahn

  • Susan Epstein Heidt

    Dear Tuck Family, Our hearts go out to you. Sending love and light. Susan and Ron Heidt

  • Sylvia Miller

    Sammy and Stuart. Your mom was such a powerfully strong presence. I have wonderful memories of our family connection growing up with both your mom and dad. Sending lots of love and light. Sylvia

  • Joyce Tenenbaum Shevin

    I will always remember Aunt Rhina so fondly. Surrounded by all the boys, she treated me like a princess whenever our families were together. Sending Stuart, Sammy, and your families my love and strength. May her memory always be for a blessing.

  • Diane Lechter

    Rhina & my Aunt Betty Minsk (of blessed memory) we’re the best of friends. Rhina always brought humor and logic together along with her warmth. She will be very missed.

  • Judy Fenster

    Rhina and I were high school classmates and have stayed in touch since those days. She was a lovely lady and I will miss her friendship.

  • Rona and Barry Seidel

    Dear Stuart and Sammy, Your Mom was the first person we met when we came to Atlanta to look for a house and check out the schools. We met her in the Hebrew Academy parking lot. Your Parents were both so proud of you and your kids and loved telling us about all the family accomplishments. Your Mom was one of a kind, and loved by all. Cherish your memories.

  • Gail Cohn

    Sammy and families, My heart felt sympathy for the loss of Rhina. She was incredibly efficient, capable and fun.We were connected for many years through Hadassah and Young Judaea! She was such a terrific person and I am sad for the loss.

  • Scott and Amy Jacobson

    We are both so sorry for your loss. May your family find comfort in knowing what an impact she had on the people in her life. May her memory be a blessing for all who knew her

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    We are so sad to read about Rhina. She and her husband Leon and her dear mother Sara Schaefer were such a friendly family that always greeted us with smiles and open arms. The community will miss their presence. We hope their families will be comforted by happy memories during this difficult time.

  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Dear Stuart, Sammy, and families,Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom.We have known the Tucks since we moved here in 1962with the two of you reenforcing our connection by growing up with Ira & Billy. Rhina was always warm and pleasant whenever we saw her, and we had many conversations about "our boys"! We know her memory will be a blessing to all.

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