Soulamith Yohanas

Soulamith Yohanas (Matoa)

December 14, 1926 - December 22, 2020
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    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Sunday, December 27th, 2020 9:30am
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Shaarei Tfiloh Synagogue

2001 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore,, MD 21217


Soulamith Yohanas, of Owings Mills, MD, passed away on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at the age of 94 . She is survived by her sons, Isaac (Marla) Yohanas and Louis (Marita) Yohanas, siblings, Moshe Matsa and Hanna Mordo, and her grandchildren, Jennifer Yohanas, Nicole Stein, and Matt Stein. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Yohanas.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 at 9:30 am. Interment Arlington Chizuk Amuno Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be sent to Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation, 2001 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.
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Sue and Mike Mendelson

Posted at 11:29am
Isaac, Marla and family
Sue and I will miss Mrs. Yohanas at all of our family gatherings. She was a warm, sweet person and always interested in our family. We looked forward to her meat pies at Passover and her desserts at all our gatherings. She brought joy to many, many people and she will be missed.
All our Love

Eileen Metzger

Posted at 12:36pm
Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Soulamith was such a kind, warm, and loving person. I remember the special friendship she and Peppo had with my parents and all the great times they spent together. That was such a happy time in their lives. I remember her energy and how happy she was to be with others. Mike will always remember her delicious Galaktoboureko (his favorite) that she made for him.
The ones we love are never gone. They live within our hearts.
Thinking of you and sending our love.

Fred Davidson

Posted at 06:07pm
Dear Isaac, Marla, Louis and Marita >> I was sorry to learn the sad news about Soulamith. She was a warm and sweet person, full of joy and love. And a terrific baker. During this time of grief, memory and letting go please know that you are all in my thoughts. May her memory be a blessing.

David Idas & Barbara Densmore

Posted at 04:18pm
Dear Louie, Marita, Issac, Marla.
We are very saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful Mother, Soulamith. I (David) feel honoured and blessed to have known your Mom and your Father for most of my life. Issac and Louie, you were so very lucky to be born to such lovely parents. We know it will be difficult times ahead, but know that our hearts are with you too. The photos on the website made me cry for happy times and for now. I know your Mom and Dad will always be with you. Wishing you and your family good health and happiness.
Sending our Love,
David Idas & Barbara Densmore

Rachel and Rick Glaser

Posted at 06:56pm
Dear Isaac and Marla, Louis and Marita, Moshe and Joyce and Families: We are so very saddened by the loss of your beloved mother and sister, Soulamith. Truly, she was our beloved as well. Soulamith was an extraordinary personality- warm, fun-loving, energetic, generous , hospitable, and friendly to all. She had so many friends! She loved everyone and everyone loved her. She was so comforting to my mother in her final days, holding her hand and sitting with her for hours. Sadly, we could not do the same for Soulamith . When she had to transfer to the Hebrew Home during the Pandemic, visitors were not allowed. We wanted so much to be of comfort to her. But I believe that she knew how much we all loved her and I believe that this gave her comfort. We will always remember how she brought joy to any occasion and how she brightened up the room. And she had a way of making every person feel special and important . We were so blessed to be a part of her life. She will always be a part of us and we will always hold her close to our hearts . May her memory be for a blessing. We love you, Soulamith

Joshua Weisberg

Posted at 10:46am
I will Soulamith’s joy and love of life. She meant so much to Rivka, the boys, and me. Whether it was a trip to the grocery store, the bank, Papa Gil’s, a school play, or the synagogue, her presence was huge. Her smile, her laughter. One final story... The night after she passed, I was awoken overnight by a very faint beeping. I immediately went down to the garage, thinking an alarm of our dogs' fence had been triggered; but it was silent and the dogs were sound asleep. I got back in bed and heard it still, ever so faintly. I woke Rivka and asked if her alarm was going off; but realized it was my alarm! Rivka and I looked at my clock - it was not set to go off. The time - 2:22 - the number I associate with Soulamith- both for her room number at Weinberg and her habit of spitting. I've had the alarm clock for at least 35 years and it has never gone of randomly like that. Strange coincidence or quick goodbye?

Vardas Halperin

Posted at 09:30am
Dearest Issac and Louis,
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother, our beloved Aunt Shulamith.
Though we are miles apart, we hope you can feel our arms wrapped around you in love and support.
Please know, that the entire family in Israel is with you at this difficult time. Today my mom and I went to visit Aunt Anna who was very much saddened by the news of her sister’s passing. Anna’s Daughter, Esther was by her side as well. We wish you both, and our Uncle Moshe condolences from the bottom of our hearts. May you know no sorrow and may g-d comfort you among the rest of the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Varda Halperin (Matsa).

Lisa Isenberg

Posted at 09:28am
Soulamith was such a sweet woman. She welcomed us into your fold and she was part of our extended family. Whenever she knew that we would be with Rick and Rachel, she made sure to make us baklava. We are so sorry for your loss.
Lisa and Alan Isenberg

Jay Goldscher

Posted at 11:52am
Isaac and Marla
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I hope her memory and long life will bring the entire family comfort as you mourn her passing.
Ann and Jay

Judy Idas Novick

Posted at 08:44am
Issac & Louie,
Was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I have many fond memories of your mother and of course your father Pepe. Living around the corner from us in Randallstown, I remember stopping over your home many times, not sure for what , maybe you mother did some altering of my clothes, but always remember your mom in the kitchen cooking and baking, and always offering me food and then some to take home. She was always bigger than life to me, especially for such a petite women, did not stop talking and asking me one million questions, and always screaming up to Louie or Issac to get ready for something or another. But my most fondest memory of her was, her grabbing my check and saying "kolkka mou." May her memory be forever a blessing. And sending you both and your families my deepest sympathy.

Mindy and Steve Siegel

Posted at 07:21pm
Marla, Isaac and family,
We remember having Passover at your house last year. I sat next to your mom and enjoyed her company very much. She wanted everyone to take food when we left. She was a great cook. We loved her baklava. She always had a smile on her face. Marla, she was like your own mom. I saw you in Olive Garden with her and I could see the love you had for each other. May her memory be for a blessing and may she live in your hearts forever.

Alma and Lanny Schuster

Posted at 04:50pm
Dear Marla and Johannes,
It is eith great sadness that we have learned of your life of Soulamith. She was a great lady. She shared her joyous energy with everyone. We so looked forward to sharing time with her at all the family gatherings.
We are keeping you close in our thoughts, our hearts, and our prayers.
With loving sympathy,
Alma and Lanny

Norine & Donald Kerbel

Posted at 04:41pm
Dear Marla and Isaac,
We met your Mom a couple of times through the years. She was a lovely lady .
Our condolences.

Rabbi David E.Herman Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation

Posted at 12:04pm
Shaarei Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our beloved member of over 64 years , Mrs. Soulamith Yohanas, of blessed memory.Together with her late husband Joseph, the Yohanas Family were and continue to be an integral part of our Synagogue since 1956. Mrs. Yohanas was a real lady of grace and dignity. Her passing leaves a giant void in our hearts and in the hearts of her family and friends. Deepest sympathy is extended to our cherished members Isaac and Marla Yohanas and the entire family. May the family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Howard and Ann Cornblatt

Posted at 09:48am
Our deepest condolences on the lost of your mother.
May your memories help you through this difficult time.

Tilda and Mickey Trattner

Posted at 09:06pm
Dear Louie ,Isaac and Families
I can't even express how sorry I am to hear that your ma ma has left this cruel world as it stands right now. Growing up it was always the Yohanas family the Koulias family and the Velelli family. We were always together from vacations to OC to Passover and all the holidays. We did everything together. Then we grew up went our separate ways but still stayed in touch. Every time we got together we would reminisce about all the good memories. Your ma ma has now left all of us to be with her Pepe, Theo Manouli, Thea Melia, my dad Zak not to mention the Carasso's the Salis's, and the Elhai's. The whole Greek clan. God may have taken her from you here, but she is with your dad and all the extended families that she loved so much. Your ma ma was such a giving person and always wanted to feed everyone. She had such a cute way of talking from her little whisper to when she didn't want anyone to hear to her inquisitive way of expressing and learning about something and her sayings like( tha se sfox, tha se thos su kselo). She would make friends with everyone. You should cherish all your memories now and forever of her. There is a saying : To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is not to die. Soulamith when you get to your final destination make sure you cook all your favorite meals for those who left us. They will be waiting for you!

Sam & Carole Idas

Posted at 08:11pm
Dear Issac and Louis. It is with deep sadness that I have received the news just now, on the passing of your mother. I have known her all my life. To me, she is a real life amazing character out of my big fat Greek wedding. Bigger than life itself. I loved her and always enjoyed being in her presence. I know I have not seen her recently, but it is with great sadness that I reflect, that she is no longer with us, in the living world. Please convey my deepest sympathies to all of your family members. Your lifelong friend, Sam & Carole

Ruth Idas Di Stefano

Posted at 06:52pm
My dear Louis, Marita, Isaac, and Marla,
I was very, very sorry to hear the passing of your dear Mother. She was a terrific and very loving person and I remember so very well her great and friendly personality when we all used to get together. I know that she will be missed very much. I am so very sorry. My Sympathy to all her Family.

Mara, Howard, Skyler and Mason Radis

Posted at 06:02pm
Isaac, Marla, Louis, Nicole, Jennifer and Matt, we are so very sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathies. We loved Soulamith and will miss her very much, especially at family gatherings. She was a very special, sweet soul. May her memory always bring you peace. Wishing we could all be together, sending lots of love and healing hugs and thinking of you all. xoxo

Geri Miller Libercci

Posted at 03:55pm
Dear Isaac, Marla and family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved mother. How lucky you were to have her for such a long time, even though it,s never enough time. May all the good memories be with you always.
May she forever rest in peace.
Geri Libercci
(Mona's friend)

Ira & Saralee Bernstein

Posted at 01:08pm
Dear Issac and Marla
We are sorry for your loss. We send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May the memories you hold dear help you through this difficult time. May her name be for a blessing.

Ira & Saralee

Michael & Paula Pearl

Posted at 01:01pm
Soulamith was a very special and terrific lady; not to mention a great cook and baker! I knew her for the past 10+ years when we both volunteered at the Weinberg Village Market. She was sweet, but feisty, and generous in sharing her time and yummy food. Soulamith always expressed interest in me and my family, especially my grandkids; and, often gave a little "gelt" for them. She will be greatly missed; but she'll always be in our hearts! We love her!
Mike & Paula & the whole Pearl Mishpacha

David & Gai Baruch

Posted at 11:02am
Dear Isaac,
Last night, I received the sad news for the passing of your mother Soulamith. I knew your mother, father, and grandparents from both sides of the families for many years from Patras, Greece. I also remember the day that Soulamith threw her first kiss to your father (Pepo), which was the first day of Rosh Hashanah in our Synagogue in Patras. Your mother was a happy and wonderful person with a big heart for everyone. I will certainly remember her along with your father and your grandparents.
Gail and I are extending our deepest sympathy.
David & Gail Baruch

Julie and Marc Wasserman

Posted at 11:00am
Isaac, Marla, Jennifer and family-
Marc and I are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. May her memory be a blessing.

Steve and Adrian Downing

Posted at 10:33am
Isaac and Family...
Sending our heartfelt condolences to you. So sorry for your loss.

Herbie and Mona Arenberg

Posted at 09:53am
Isaac, Marla and family,
Mrs. Yohanas was a very special lady, we really loved her. She was so vibrant and always smiling. She will be greatly missed. May all of your wonderful memories of her put smiles on your face.

Paul Lichter

Posted at 09:18am
Dear Isaac and Family,
I want to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. I never had the pleasure of meeting her. But I do recall Isaac speaking proudly. I pray your love will get you through this tragedy and the troubled times in which we find ourselves. May her memory always be for a blessing.

Robin Katcoff

Posted at 08:01am
Soulamith will be forever missed. My family and I loved her sweetness and her tasty treats! No matter how many times we told her not to give us food she insisted that we share in her baked yummy treats. She gave great hugs and taught me the importance of butter (lots of butter 🤣.) We loved getting to know her and her son Isaac at Weinberg these past 5 years.

Konstantinos Glykiadis

Posted at 11:34pm
Our deepest sympathy
Despina Glykiadis and son Kostas Glykiadis

Sheila, Mark and Marshall Mentz

Posted at 10:47pm
Dear Isaac,
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. She was such a dear special lady and we always enjoyed being with her at events. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. She will truly be missed by everyone who knew her.

Candice and Carl Baylin

Posted at 07:07pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Your Mother was a very special person. She was always so friendly whenever I saw her. We would always have a nice chat after services at Beth Israel. We hope you will remember the happy times you shared.

Shelley Goldberg Sharrow

Posted at 06:41pm
Marla and Family,
I have never met your mother in law myself, but my daughter, Renee, worked with her at Carlton Cards, many years ago, and she was very fond of her and spoke of her often. It has been quite a long time since we have kept in touch, but I still remember our good times together from high school and long after. So very sorry for your loss.

Melinda and Steve Hiken

Posted at 06:34pm
Isaac, Marla and family. Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. I will always remember her at family gatherings and her baking. She will be missed. May your memories help sustain you through this difficult time. Love Melinda and Steve

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