Hannah Tanenbaum (Mehler) of Whippany died Sept. 11, 2013. She was born in Vienna and arrived in the United States in 1934. She lived in New York City before moving to Syracuse, NY, in 1973.
Mrs. Tanenbaum taught elementary education in the New York City school system.
She graduated from Hunter College, New York City. She later earned a master of education from New York University and did graduate work at the New School for Social Research and the University of Florence, Italy. She also held a certificate from the Cordon Bleu Institute of Washington, DC.
She was active in Planned Parenthood of Syracuse, serving as board president for two terms. She also served on the Upstate Medical Women’s Auxiliary and supported Syracuse Stage, where she was instrumental in establishing its TLC program for visiting actors.
She is survived by her husband, Stuart W.; her daughter, Stefanie; her son, Jonas (Tracy); and two grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 15 with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, Cedar Grove. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Wildlife Federation, P.O. Box 1583, Merrifield, VA 22116.