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1 of 12 | Posted by: Lita Basnett - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Mark, David, Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing (but glad to have learned about her life).My wife, Laura, and I were very glad...Read More »
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“Dear Mark, Helene, Gabriel and Emma, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the loving memories offer you comfort and love in the coming days....Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: J.Wilbur Smith - Atlanta

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Popowski family - our extended family. We will miss Paula, but will remember her wonderful smile and loving...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Ann and Joe Berlin - NC

“Dear Sarah, I am so sorry to read of the passing of your mother. I will be thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. Please tell...Read More »
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“Offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends in your hour of grief. May you find peace and comfort. ”
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7 of 12 | Posted by: Wilson

“Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Memories can not be taken away. Your in my thoughts & prayers. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Elizabeth Brabham - Charleston, SC

“I'm so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She had a long and happy life. May her memory be a blessing to you all. ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Sydelle Zinn - Shaker Heights, OH

“Sarah, David and family, So sad to read of your mother's passing. Thinking of all of you at this time. Remember all the happy times together and...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tammy Solomon-Conner - Hollywood, SC

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11 of 12 | Posted by: Winifred White Dworschak - FL

“To David and Family:So sorry to read on line today of Paula's passing. I worked many years as volunteer at Roper and knew Paula well lots of times...Read More »
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Paula Kornblum Popowski, 94, passed away September 17, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. Funeral services will be held at the graveside Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Brith Shalom Beth Israel Cemetery (Maryville), 198 Sycamore Ave., Charleston, SC at 10 a.m.. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR, INC. DOWNTOWN CHAPEL.

Paula was the daughter of Moshe and Sarah Kornblum. Born in Kaluszyn, Poland in 1923, Paula survived the Holocaust along with her sister using false documents to hide their Jewish identities. They lived in hiding as Catholics at a convent working in a glass factory in southern Poland. After the war, she and her sister smuggled into Germany and ended up in a displaced persons camp. There she met Henry Popowski, a community leader in the camp, and they married in August 1947.

Paula was universally known for her warm smile and tight hugs. She was a brilliant woman, who with Henry, owned and operated Henry's Furniture Company in downtown Charleston. Paula was devoted to her family, always up to date on the lives of her children and grandchildren. She was a true matriarch and worked tirelessly to assure a strong family unit. She was an accomplished cook and seamstress. Paula also avidly read the newspaper and enjoyed watching Jeopardy and CNN. Never driving a car, Paula could be seen walking city streets on her errands in her beloved adopted city, Charleston, South Carolina. Paula volunteered for many years at Roper Hospital, which was a very rewarding experience.

Paula was predeceased by her husband, Henry Popowski. She is survived by two sons Mark Popowski (Helene), David Popowski (Anita Zucker); two daughters, Sarah Popowski, Martha Berlin (Barry); six grandchildren, Stephanie Popowski, Corey Popowski, Gabriel Popowski, Emma Popowski, Carly Berlin, Ross Berlin; a nephew, Myron Rushetzky.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Addlestone Hebrew Academy, 1675 Raoul Wallenberg Dr., Charleston, SC 29407 or Brith Shalom Beth Israel Synagogue, 182 Rutledge Ave., Charleston, SC 29403.