January 23, 1938 - February 22, 2022
Leslie Mann Landau, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 22, after a three-year battle with cancer which she fought with grace and style as she did in all her endeavors. Her husband, Nathaniel Landau, was by her side, as he always was throughout their 64- year marriage. Leslie was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Belle Harbor, New York, and is the daughter of the late Harold and Mildred Mann. She attended Beaver College and graduated from the University of Memphis (then Memphis State University) with a BS in education and an MS in Early Childhood Education. Leslie was a woman who was all about the seven F’s: Family, faith, food, flowers, fashion, favorite 50s show tunes, and fight. She was happiest when she and Nat were with their three sons, Reed (Shelley Robbins), Bruce (Susanne), and Gregg (Lynn), and their four grandchildren traveling, baking, or doing projects that would create beauty. She loved to garden, arrange flowers and centerpieces for charity, and entertain. Leslie grew up a block from the Atlantic Ocean and loved the water as it reminded her of her childhood. Later in life she loved doing water aerobics at the Memphis Jewish Community Center pool with her friends. She was a docent for the Memphis Zoo for 35 years and was a member of their Zoo Action Patrol, a tutor at Wells Station School, and a volunteer with Memphis Literacy Council. She was a member of Beth Sholom Synagogue and Temple Israel. She was a member of Beth Sholom’s choir for 60 years, Decorating Chair of Beth Sholom’s Sisterhood for seven years and Recording Secretary of its Religious School. Leslie was a Life member of the Memphis Jewish Community Center, a Life Member of Temple Israel and a Lion of Judah with Memphis Jewish Federation. Services for Leslie will be held at 1:30pm Thursday February 24th at Beth Sholom Synagogue with burial to follow at the Beth Sholom cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehab, the Memphis Jewish Community Center, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Leslie Mann Landau, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 22, after a three-year battle with cancer which she fought with grace and style as she did in all her endeavors. Her husband, Nathaniel Landau, was by her side, as he always was throughout... View Obituary & Service Information
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