We mourn the passing of Paul Cecil Mohl, of blessed memory, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Paul was born on June 5, 1944, in Washington, D.C., as the younger of two children to Emanuel and Grace Mohl. After settling in South Orange, New Jersey, his birth mother passed away and his father remarried Ethel (Miksh).
In 1966, Paul graduated from Harvard University and then pursued his medical degree at Duke University with a specialty in psychiatry. Paul relocated to San Antonio and finally settled in Dallas in 1989. He was the training director and education vice chair of the UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry and served as the president of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training from 1998 to 1999. Upon his retirement, UT Southwestern created the Paul C. Mohl Award for Excellence and Dedication in Psychotherapy Supervision.
Paul married Barbara Cohen on April 16, 1978. They had two children, Rachel and Evan. He adored being a father and worked hard to ensure their success and happiness, whether throwing a baseball around with Evan or following Rachel through an art museum.
Judaism was always important to Paul. He was a founding member of Congregation Beth Am in San Antonio. Paul also loved hiking, traveling, fishing and enjoying Barbara’s delicious cooking. However, his greatest joy was being grandfather to Amelia and Jonah, a role which he truly relished.
He was preceded in death by his mother Grace, his father Emanuel, his stepmother Ethel and his nephew Jonathan Selikoff.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Rachel, son Evan and daughter-in-law Hayley Kappes, grandchildren Amelia and Jonah and sister Isabelle Selikoff.
A funeral, officiated by Rabbi Adam Roffman, was held Feb. 19 in The Chapel at Sparkman Hillcrest, followed by interment, also at Sparkman Hillcrest.
Please feel free to donate to I AM ALS and/or The North Texas Food Bank.
Audree Jacobs Meyer, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2023.
She was born on Nov. 16, 1938, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Esther and Isadore Jacobs. In the late 1940s, her family moved to Texas, first to Fort Worth and then to Dallas. She was in one of the first classes of Hillcrest High School and went on to attend SMU.
She married the love of her life, Alan Meyer, on Jan. 27, 1959, and they recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. Together they had three children — Ruth (Michael) Sacks, Elizabeth (Robert) Liener and Joseph (Theresa) Meyer. Their eight grandchildren — Jacob, Adam and Rachel Sacks; Aaron, Benjamin and Sarah Liener; and Chloe and Zoey Meyer — have given them tremendous joy over the years.
Audree was a member of Congregation Shearith Israel for more than 65 years. Her faith was extremely important to her, and she made a beautiful Jewish home for her husband and children. Her family and their well-being was the main focus of her life. To all who knew Audree, they appreciated her genuine kindness and grace. She was a beautiful person, both inside and out, and will be greatly missed.
A funeral service was held Feb. 15 at Sparkman Hillcrest with Avi Mitzner officiating.
Donations made in Audree’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Congregation Shearith Israel are greatly appreciated.
Nancy Sue (née Herman) Horowitz, 85, passed away on Feb. 15, 2023. Nancy was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on Nov. 25, 1937, to Fannie (née Schwartz) and Harry Herman and was the youngest of three sisters. Nancy married her childhood sweetheart and the love of her life, Joseph Ronald (“Ronnie”) Horowitz, in Jackson, Mississippi, on Sept. 30, 1956. Shortly thereafter, Nancy and Ronnie briefly moved to Atlanta, Georgia, followed by Dallas, their home for the ensuing 64 years. Together with Ronnie, Nancy enjoyed travel and producing Broadway and off-Broadway shows in Las Vegas, New York City and beyond, including “Dream Street,” “Peter Pan” and “Groucho: A Life in Revue,” to name a few.
Nancy, with her passion for volunteer work and tzedakah, held offices at — and was involved with — the Dallas Chapter of Hadassah, Jewish Community Center’s Women’s Service Organization, the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, Temple Emanu-El’s sisterhood, Vogel Alcove, Be the Difference Foundation and the Dallas Summer Musicals. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Nancy designed the InVest Collection — a line of ladies’ vests for her company, Vested Interest, that included a line of handmade vests appliqued with antique lace and crochet, and embellished with collectible buttons and trinkets. Nancy loved high fashion and entertaining and was known for setting the most elegant tables by creating elaborate handmade floral arrangements and tablescapes. She enjoyed a busy social calendar comprised of daily mah jongg games, Pan tournaments and frequent “Vodka Club” evenings with her dear friends. Nancy also enjoyed shopping and adding to her art and antique collections.
Nancy was extremely kind, generous and a wonderful confidante. She was a devoted wife of 66 years, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who will be sorely missed. Nancy is survived by her children, Lynn and Jeff Magid and Larry Horowitz; and her sister, Shirley Romm Wender of Atlanta. Called “Grandmaw” by her five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, she is survived by grandchildren: Brent (Lacey) Gardner, Karis Gardner, A.J. (Zoe) Magid, Kelsey (David) Marcus and Kirby Magid; great-grandchildren: Nate, Madi, Daphne and Harry Magid, Margot Marcus, Levi, Sloan and Liv Gardner and Cole Boisvert. Nancy is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie Horowitz; parents, Fannie and Harry Herman; sister Harriette “Hank” Oxman; and daughter, Helen Horowitz Gardner. Special thanks given to Dr. Allan Shulkin and Nancy’s caregivers, Morah, Petronella and Blanca.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 17 in Stern Chapel at Temple Emanu-El, officiated by Rabbi Kimberly Herzog Cohen and Cantor Leslie Niren. Interment followed at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers included Gary Gardner, Brent Gardner, A.J. Magid, Jeff Magid, Joe Oxman, Larry Horowitz, Mike Horowitz, Scott Horowitz and Lester Melnick. A shiva minyan, officiated by Rabbi Debra Robbins, was held in the Tycher Gathering Space at Temple Emanu-El on Feb. 19.
Donations in Nancy’s memory would be appreciated at the following charities: The Dallas Fire Fighters Association (dffa.org), Be the Difference Foundation
(bethedifferencefoundation.org) or Akiba Yavneh Academy (akibayavneh.org).