Lapidus, Jacqueline Sonia Green

Posted: Wed 1:19 PM, Mar 27, 2013
Funeral Home: Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. North, Nashville
Jacqueline Sonia Green Lapidus died at her home in Naples, Fla., on March 25, 2013.

Her family had just been with her to celebrate her birthday and her life. Jacqueline was born March 24, 1928, in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1942, when Jacqueline was 14, her father, Sidney, brought two American GI’s to her home for dinner. One of these soldiers, S. Leon Lapidus, became her husband in 1951, and together they lived in Bowling Green, Ky., for almost 49 years. Jacqueline was truly a gentle lady who enjoyed many devoted friendships, not only in Bowling Green, but also at her successive homes in Ohio and Florida. She was a housewife, worked with her husband at his women’s wear store, and later worked for the Kentucky Bicentennial Commission and in community volunteer activities. Jacqueline remained a fierce tennis player well into her 70s.

She is survived by her children, Susan Lapidus Katz (Stanley Katz) of Dayton, Ohio, and Douglas Lapidus of Dallas, Texas; her grandchildren, Lauren Katz Madera (John Madera), Ross Katz (Terri Donofrio) and Cydney Lapidus; and many beloved nieces and nephews here and in Australia.

Graveside services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Temple Ohabai Sholom Cemetery, 2001 15th Ave. N., in Nashville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 (

Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. North, Nashville, is in charge of arrangements. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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