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“It was my honor and pleasure to work with Sara since 2002 at the Charleston County Public Library. After an initial rough start while she sussed out...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin Crothers - Mt Plaeasnt, SC

“Dear Breibart Family , I am sorry for your loss of your indomitable matriarch , Sara. She was a boon to so many of us who hail from Charleston. ...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: David Mikell - Charleston, SC

“My sincere condolences to Sara's family. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Oddo - Charleston, SC

“Aunt Sara- so many fond memories. Standing with you, and sending love and support- Cousin Robyn Bolgla and family and Aunt Lois and Freddie and Deb...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Robyn Bolgla - Coral Springs, FL

“Thank you for the gift of Sara Breibart to our ChArleston community. She truly served to make a difference with her studied positions and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Tempel - Charleston, SC

“We have lost a most amazing and energetic spirit. Marty and I cherish the time we spent with Sara over meals or at gatherings discussing people,...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jeri Perlmutter - SC

“To the Breibart Family,During her time as Clerk of County Council for Charleston County Council, Ms. Sara suggested to my mother, Nancy S. White (at...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Juliette White - Laurel, MD

“Our sincere condolences to the family in the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provide his care and comfort you each day...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: - SC

“What a wonderful, spunky, unique lady! I am so very grateful for the times we met. Be at Peace. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Robert Mullis - New York, NY

“Sara was a champion for many. When she connected with a cause, she was passionate and all in. My fond memories include Hanukkah gatherings with the...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Jane Bergen - Arlington, VA

“To the family of Sara Bolgla Breibart, I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss her dearly. Please find comfort in knowing that we will...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Alphonso - FL

“My condolences goes out to the Breibart Family. Sara Breibart truly was one of a kind. Her dedication to Charleston County Public Library was...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Lisa Williams - Charleston, SC

“What great memories I have of Sara Breibart! She was an amazing lady, and a great Clerk of Charleston County Council for many years. It was a...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Townsend - Johns Island, SC

“My condolences to the family of Sara Breibart. My name is Shannon Spiggle, I never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Breibart, however I know of her...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Shannon Spiggle - Richmond, VA


Sara Bolgla Breibart of Charleston, widow of Solomon (Sol) Breibart, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at the age of 98. Friends and relatives are invited to a remembrance service at Bishop Gadsden starting at two o'clock on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, with a reception to follow until four o'clock. A private burial will be held at the Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Coming Street Cemetery. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

Born in Brest-Litovsk, Poland, on July 15, 1920, Sara was the daughter of Morris and Julia Bolgla. She grew up in Augusta, GA, graduated from Augusta Junior College and the University of Georgia, and lived in Charleston since 1942, when she and Sol were married. A member of the congregation of Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim for most of her adult life, Sara was also an avid and life-long Democrat whose politics ranked with her Judaism as core values in her life. She worked until the age of 92, and was a spitfire who made her presence known on her jobs, most notably the Clerk of Council for the Charleston County Council where she worked for 15 years and the Program Coordinator at the Charleston County Library where she worked for 32 years starting in 1980.

Loyal to and loved by family and friends of multiple generations, she was the mother of Carol Breibart of Denver, CO and Mark Breibart (Sheryl White) of Boston, MA, and the doting grandmother of Becka Simons (Stephan) of Missoula, MT and Emma Breibart-White of Chicago, IL.

Sara was preceded in death by her brothers Hillel Bolgla of Chicago, IL and Benjamin Bolgla of Augusta, GA.

The family would particularly like to recognize and thank the many devoted friends and extended family who supported Sara after Sol's death. We would also like to express our appreciation for the dedicated and compassionate staff at the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community on James Island where she lived after leaving her cherished home on Confederate Circle in South Windermere six years ago.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.org) or the Southern Jewish Historical Society (www.jewishsouth.org).