Carol Ann Blinder

Long time philanthropist and community leader Carol Ann Blinder, 84, died on 11/5/2022 after a month-long battle.

Dear wife of the late Dr. Max Blinder; dear mother and mother-in-law of Robin (David) Chervitz, Dr. Kevin J. (Carol) Blinder and the late Dr. Karin Joy (Dr. Steven) Gubin; dear grandmother of Zachary (fiancée Becca Weisel) Chervitz, Mandi (Michael) Panayiotou, and Jordi Chervitz; Cassidy (Eric) Goldberg, Carly and Cody Gubin; Samantha, Brittany, Ben and Ryan Blinder; dear great grandmother of Vivienne and Felicity Panayiotou; dear sister of Sidney (Toby) Brenner, the late Shirley Goldberg and the late Dorothy Mariam; dear sister-in-law of Eve (Herman) Leibovich and the late Sylvia (late Arthur) Cohen; dear aunt, cousin and friend to many.

Carol was born and raised in St Louis.  She attended Soldan High School and met the love of her life Max at a young age.  She raised three children and then found her true calling of community involvement and leadership.  When she wasn’t working at Annex Two to support her clothing addiction, she was becoming involved in the community surrounding her.  She co-chaired the Jewish Book Festival two times, was the inaugural chair of the Jewish Film Festival and was a past president of the J Associates.  She also served on the JCC Board.   Her last official office was a Council member at the Brookdale Senior Living Center.

Carol never met a stranger and was known and beloved by all.  She shall be missed.

Funeral service Sunday, November 13, 2022, 1:00 PM at United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Rd. 63017. Interment to follow at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, 650 White Road. Memorial contributions preferred to the Karin Blinder Gubin Memorial Fund, Jewish Foundation of Memphis, 6560 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38138,

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