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Bebe (Yosha) Weinstein

September 16, 1930 — June 4, 2022


Bebe Yosha Garber Weinstein

Bebe died Saturday June 4, 2022 at the age of 91 in Indianapolis.

Bebe was born September 16, 1930 in Albany, NY to Mollie and David Yosha and grew up in the upstate NY village of East Nassau, NY - population 500 people.  Her parents owned a general store/gas station/tavern/dance hall and Bebe worked in the family business from a very young age.  When her Dad died, Bebe moved to Indianapolis, IN at the age of 14 with her mother, to join her brothers Michael and Albert Yosha and sister Anne Yosha Abraham, all of whom pre-deceased her. She attended Manual High School.

At the age of 22, Bebe married the first love of her life, Lewis Garber, and they had their daughter Gayle.  Unfortunately, Lewis died of cancer 4 years later. Bebe worked in the accounting department for the U. S. Government at Fort Benjamin Harrison and then the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.  At the age of 33, Bebe married the second love of her life, N. William (“Bill”) Weinstein, and they merged families.

Bebe served on the boards of Hadassah, Jewish Educational Association Auxiliary, Hooverwood Guild, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis Women’s Major Gifts Division.

During retirement, Bebe travelled around the world with Bill.  They were married almost 50 glorious years until Bill’s death in 2013.

Bebe is survived by her children: Anne Weinstein Weiss of Elazar Gush Etzion Israel; Rachel Weinstein (Geoffrey Rotwein) of Greenbrae, CA; Gayle Garber of Indianapolis; and David Weinstein (Debbie Morguelan Weinstein) of Louisville, KY.

Bebe was blessed to have 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.  The family thanks Bebe’s caretakers Allah,  Minnie, Maria and Joyce for their tireless devotion.

Graveside services will be held at Beth El Zedeck South Cemetery, (address approximately 2222 S. Bluff Road, Indianapolis 10:30 AM Tuesday June 7, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Beth El Zedeck Synagogue or the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis .

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Beth - El Zedeck South Cemetery

2260 Bluff Road, Indianapolis, IN 46225

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