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In Memory Of Our Poets

Miriam Segall (Tobin) (1923-2015) - Class Of 1942

Miriam Segall Tobin, a long-time resident of Mobile and Montgomery, passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday the 12th of September at Jackson Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. Born July 15, 1923 in Montgomery to Esther (Blitz) and Nathan Segall, Miriam was the sixth of seven children. After graduating from Sidney Lanier High School, she was employed by the Alabama State Departments of Revenue and Industrial Relations for more than 10 years as an administrative assistant. After getting married in 1951, she moved to Mobile with her husband, Arnold, where they owned and operated Standard Shoe Store for many years. An active member of Ahavas Chesed Synagogue in Mobile, Miriam was President of the Women's Chevra Kadisha for decades and held many leadership roles with the Sisterhood. Miriam returned to Montgomery in 1994 to help care for her brother, Leon Segall, and to assist him in the daily operations of Nathan Segall, Inc., the family business founded by their father. She continued to work there right up until the day of her recent hospitalization. An independent woman for her time (and never known to miss a day of work), Miriam will be remembered by many for her love of family, her kindness and generosity, her dedication to the Jewish community, her sharp wit and sense of humor, her strong work ethic, her moral character and values, and her love for Alabama football (Roll Tide).

Miriam was preceded in death by her loving husband of 40 years, Arnold D. Tobin. She is survived by her dear daughter, Dorothy Tobin Cromer, and her dedicated son-in-law, Ivy Cromer. As matriarch of the family, she was adored by her many nieces and nephews: Nathan Mitchell Stamm, Donna Stamm Speigel, Susan Stamm, Nathan Segall (Harriet), Sharon Segall, Hazel Segall and Janice Segall (Richard); and her great nieces and nephews: Laurie Segall, David Segall, Lauren Speigel and Eli Speigel.

Graveside services will be held in Mobile on Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. at Ahavas Chesed Cemetery (Ann and Virginia Streets). Following services, the family will be receiving visitors at the home in Mobile until 8:00 pm. Donations in Miriam's memory may be made to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org) and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (www.komen.org).

Published in the Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2015.