Mrs. Tepelboym, a Holocaust survivor, was born in Proskurov, Ukraine, on Dec. 31, 1928. She was 12 years old when World War II started. After the war, she went on to become an accountant for the City of Starokonstantinov, where she met her husband, Grisha. In 1992 she moved with her family to Tucson as a refugee. Her life story was documented in the book “To Tell Our Stories: Holocaust Survivors of Southern Arizona.”
Survivors include her son, Ilya; daughter-in-law, Luda; her daughter-in-law’s mother, Mariya Rytslina; and one granddaughter.