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Celebrating the life of

Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum

June 27, 1936 - March 24, 2020

Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum

A private graveside service for Lorlee Shark Tenenbaum and Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum was held at on June 14, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery. Click the button below to access a video of the service. Pleause use the the password, Family.

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I am so sad to learn of Arnold’s death. He was such a wonderful man, and he was a good mentor and supporter to me as a Chairman of The Board at Savannah Electric.

- Nancy Frankenhauser, Tybee Island, Ga


My husband and I met at Chatham Steel many years ago, and those days were magical for us. Arnold was so dear...When Carl and I left, Arnold and Lorlee gave me pretty silver earrings, which I still have and wear. I will forever be grateful to Arnold for his kindness and caring. Margot, thank you for hosting us in San Francisco. You (all) will always be in my heart. Always.

- Bee Edmunds Espy, Halifax, Virginia


God Bless the family! One of the great men in our industry and a mentor to me for many years!

- Mike Young, Rochester, NY


I am so sad. My heart goes out to the entire family. Arnold meant so much to me over the years. He was a mentor, friend, advisor & cheerleader & one of my Dad’s closest friends. I’m so glad I was able to share such happy & memorable times with him. Dinners, parties & always lots of laughs. He will be so very missed by all & so much from my life. . Much love & hugs to you all. Cathie

- Cathie Lushing , San Marcos , CA


We are so devastated-we met them in Santa Fe over the years at Chamber Music & SITE on whose boards we served & saw his leadership skills his love of the arts & broad business acumen! He became a marvelous kind friend to all who knew him and we send our deepest sympathy to his fabulous Lorlee & all the family. Healing thoughts & love,Carol & John

- Carol Prins & John Hart, Chicago, IL


I have known Arnold all of his life. Watched him grow into the generous, intelligent man that he became. His humor and kindness will permeate Savannah forever. I send his family my loving heart.

- Miriam Center, Savannah, Geprgia


Arnold was brilliant, kind, a civic leader and a wonderful human being. I considered him my best friend, but, of course, so did many others. I will miss him dearly and can only offer my love to Lorlee and the children. Savannah, Santa Fe and the world will mourn this good and great man.

- tom oxnard, savannah, Georgia


We are heartbroken today to hear of the passing of such a wonderful and warm human being. We are so grateful for the kindness of Arnold and Lorlee, especially towards our son, Will, a graduate of SCAD in Savannah. Thank you for being his family in Savannah when he was away from us in Santa Fe. We send our love to you all. We will miss you, sweet Arnold. May you Rest In Peace. The LaCalle family

- Bill and Aimee LaCalle, Will and Jack, Santa Fe , New Mexico


I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Arnold. I had the privilege of knowing him first as one of my Mother’s former students at Charles Ellis Elementary School. I then knew him as Margot’s daddy when I taught Margot in kindergarten at Savannah Country Day. Both he and Lorlee were such wonderful, supportive parents who highly valued education! In later years I knew him as a dear friend of one of my dearest friends. What a nice, friendly and happy man to be around who had such a gentle soul. Margot, please know my thoughts and prayers go out to you, your mom and all your family.

- Ginger Price Masingill, Tybee Island, GA


With deepest sympathy joy Mary homansky

- Homansky , Savannah, Ga


I am heartbroken by the news. I saw Arnold just a couple of weeks ago at the opening of the exhibition of Ann's collection at the Metropolitan Museum. He and Lorlee were their wonderful selves; it was a great pleasure to be with them. I know I am just one of many who will miss Arnold very much. My condolences to Lorlee and the entire family.

- Dick McIntosh, New York, NY


A Great Friend and and always the Gentleman. My Blessing to his Family at their loss. His love of Chatham Steel and Savannah will always be remembered. To Lorlee my Love. Dick Girdler

- Richard R. Girdler, Big Canoe, Georgia


It is with a heavy heart I send my sincere and heartfelt condolences.

- Jackie Greenberg, New York, NY


A candle has been lit!

It is with a heavy heart that I send the family of Mr. Arnold strength and prayers during this time. I was fortunate to have worked with Mr. Arnold while he was here in Santa Fe these past couple of years. His encouragement of me and my family was ever so gracious in advice and care. I will miss him and his quarterly emails to check on us. Thank you Mr. Arnold for the gift of conversation, insight and laughter. Santa Fe will miss you.

- Nichole Summer Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM


Lorlee and family I am so sorry to hear of this. What a special man he was! My prayers are with you all!

- Cynthia Johnston Swords, SAVANNAH, GA


It will always be a privilege to have worked with Arnold, as he Chaired the SSCI and granted me the privilege of Chairing the Government Affairs Committee. Arnold’s sincere commitment to the steel industry and to his family’s Chatham Steel business was, in itself, a lifetime achievement. It is with great sadness that Arnold has passed but we will always remember his wonderful sense of humor and commitment to his family. David & Barbara Wolfort

- David A. & Barbara V. Wolfort, Naples, Florida


I am so sad that Arnold died yesterday. My beau Phil and I had seen him and his wife Lorlee in their home just a month and a half ago. We all had a marvelous time talking and laughing! We talked about everything under the sun, especially our childhoods. He was such a caring person. Arnold made sure that our visit to Savannah was more than wonderful! And it was indeed because of Ali’s and his suggestions. I will always remember is kindness, smile and loving eyes that twinkled when he had been talking about his family! My love to Ann, Margot and Ali, Bev

- Beverly Ruth Bader, Hastings.on.Hudson, New York 10706


A candle has been lit!

We are very sadden to hear of the passing of such a wonderful man. Our condolences to the all of Arnold’s family and friends!

- Paul & Paul McMillan, Rincon, Ga


Kathy and I want to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Tenenbaum family. We were deeply saddened when we learned of Arnold’s passing. He was a King among Kings, and among the most genuine human beings I’ve ever known. From the moment we first met - October, 2001 – we were struck by his “bigger than life” persona and keen ability to welcome you into his inner circle. He was gracious, generous, compassionate, kindhearted and truly genuine. Without Arnold, I would not be at the Metals Service Center Institute, and for that my family and I will be forever grateful. In death we honor, mourn and celebrate the lives of those who are no longer with us. We honor, mourn and celebrate Arnold. The memories and legacies he leaves behind are real and will never fade away. We pray that Lorlee and the entire Tenenbaum family find peace and comfort in God’s love and grace.

- Bob & Kathy Weidner, Lake Barrington, Illinois


We are friends of Rachel Kronowitz and want to express our sorrow at the loss of her Uncle.

- Sonenshine/Friend, Chevy Chase, MD


I was sorry to hear of Arnold’s death. He was such a great man. Sending my condolences to Arnold’s family and Friends.

- Ray Clark, Jasper, Alabama


I am so sad to learn that Arnold has passed away. What an honor and pleasure and joy it was for me to know him when I lived in Savannah during the 1980’s. Just recalling his delightful sense of humor and his exceptional leadership roles with the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way make me smile. Truly a life well lived and a legacy of transformative accomplishments. My sincere condolences to his family. What proud and wonderful memories you have.

- Deborah Stevens Hamilton, Blacksburg , VA


Condolences from the entire Kiehm Family... Arnold was kind enough to have lunch with me when I moved to Savannah almost 7 years ago .... I’m certain Savannah will miss Arnold for sure ... may your faith comfort you during these difficult times.

- Chris Kiehm , Savannah, GA


I am so sorry to hear about Arnold's passing. I worked for Arnold at Chatham Steel for many years and he was a wonderful man. My condolences go out to all of Arnold's family.

- Jeannette Byrd, Savannah, GA


Arnold has been a beloved friend all my life and an exemplar of all that is good, of all that is to be loved, admired, and respected. We can rejoice in the beauty of all that he has given us, in the beauty of his life, and in the joy of the life to come. I too send my loving heart to Arnold's family and countless friends. ~Roddy Guerry

- Roderick Guerry, Savannah, Georgia


Leslie and I want to express our very deep sorrow at Arnold’s passing. We send our love and support to Lorlee the children and grandchildren at this very difficult time. A great loss to all who had the opportunity to be blessed by Arnold’s friendship, wisdom and genuine love of life. You are all in our prayers. Bill Hickey.

- Bill Hickey, Burr Ridge, Illinois


Lorlee and family, Please accept my condolences on your terrible loss. Arnold was a Renaissance man who loved his family above all and lived and enjoyed life fully engaged. He will be greatly missed by all. Sincerely Barbara Presley-Davis

- Barbara Presley-Davis, Savannah , GA


We will miss our friend, Arnold. A wonderful generous person that will be missed by many. M A and Steven Sloan

- Martha Ann Sloan, Santa fe, NM


I was Lora Lee's caregiver from Senior center. I'm asking GOD, that you would have strength through this all!!!

- Doretha Bamforth (Rita), Savannah, Georgia


Arnold was one of the kindest and most generous people we've ever met. He was always a shining light who brought joy to many.

- Pevow, Houston, TX


I am so deeply saddened to hear of Arnold’s passing. I hold the fondest memories of Arnold and Lorlei in my heart and mind. May the laughter and love shred with him during his life, bring you some peace in this time of grief.

- Mindi Horwitch, Arizona


Ann and family, what a legacy your father has left - not only with each of you but with so many colleagues, life-long friends and communities that he loved. I remember him well, but as a young girl when we would play at your beautiful home downtown. Back then, I knew that he was very special - didn't really know why - but could just feel it. May he rest in peace and you be at peace knowing that he gave to life his very best.

- Page Middleton Olson, Atlanta, GA


It was my honor to have worked for Arnold at Chatham Steel.

- Claire Neal, Richmond Hill, GA


A great man --loved, respected, and admired --and a wonderful friend. I send my love to Lorlee and family

- Mimi Cay, Savannah, GA


So sorry. My family and yours are part of each other. My grandmother and yours were sisters. My father Abe Kaplan loved your father and his brothers.

- Dell Kaplan Rubin, West Palm Beach, Fl


You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you and treasure the time we spent with you. Wherever you are they are very lucky. You made all of so comfortable, happy and better people. We miss you so much. All our love. See you later.

- Helen and Joel Portugal, New York, New York


When I started at Chatham Steel back in 1996, I was amazed during my first week when Arnold called me by name and welcomed me aboard. There are not many places or company presidents that know the employees by name. I remember Allene telling me working at Chatham was like a big family and I learned to believe and agree with her. The atmosphere started from Arnold. He truly cared about people. It was a pleasure to work for Arnold.

- MAXINE BELL SUTTLE, Savannah, GA


What a sweet and wonderful man. We, and all of Santa Fe, will miss that wonderful smile and cheery personality, as well as his many contributions to our artistic and musical life. Sleep well

- Richard Hertz and Doris Meyer, Santa Fe, NM


A candle has been lit!

- Richard Bonomo, Dover, MA


Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss.

- Rayne (Goldeen), Mount Horeb, WI


Sorry for your loss,Mr and Mrs Tenenbaum were kind and generous people.

- Randy Showalter , Savannah , Georgia


Ann, Margot and Ali, pease accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your parents. My thoughts are with during this difficult time and I send love to you and your families.

- Reni Garman, Skokie, Illinois


I am so sorry to hear of your loss sending my love to you all

- Holly Callen, Oak Park, Illinois


When I heard of this loss, my heart became deeply saddened. I was Mr. Tenenbaum's front desk secretary in 1991, and truly felt like I was part of a family and not just a company. Once on my way to work, I hit a pot hole near the company. I told Mr. Tenenbaum, and on the way home that afternoon the pot hole was filled. Taking care of business was easy for him. I am honored to have known him. I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

- Susanne Jackson (Foster), Brunswick, GA


I am heartbroken for your family. My mom and dad grew up with Lorlee in Bismarck and kept in touch with your parents throughout the years. When my Mom, Vorry Brand, died 12 years ago, Lorlee surprised our family by coming to the funeral and later to my home. My Dad, Warner, is so sad after talking to Tiny Peterson last night. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

- Laurie Brand Cataldo, Atlanta, Ga


With deepest condolences to the family.

- Deborah and Roy Williams, Armscote, England


Thinking of you all at this very difficult time in your lives--with the prayer and hope for your healing.

- Vicki G Mokuria, Dallas, TX


I worked for Chatham Steel and the Tenenbaum family for over 25 years. In all of my working life I never felt more comfortable, secure, and cared for than from all of the members of this family. It was truly a blessing that I was hired to work first in Columbia under Samuel and then in Savannah under Bert. Armold ran a tight ship and was a great leader and manager. He was always there when you needed him and was close to all of his employees. This is a rare quality and I will always love him for that. I know that God has Blessed you Arnold.

- Michael Foley, Pooler, GA


I worked for Chatham Steel for 23 years which was owned by The Tenenbaum Family. You could not find a better place to work or a better family to work with! Arnold and all the Family were the very best.

- Raymond Tarpley, Savannah, Georgia


So very sorry for the loss of your Mother and Father. I worked for Arnold for many years and had such great respect for him. He was truly a man I looked up to and admired very much. He will be very missed.

- Stan and Carol Lancaster, Hardeeville, SC


Thank you for offering online access to the funeral service. I am so grateful you made it possible for me to be a part of remembering your Mom and Dad. I was able to get to know them better when I moved back to Savannah and because they were so supportive of my Mom and Dad. I really like the photo you used for their Obituary. I think it really reflects the lasting love they had for each other. All my love, Celia.

- Celia H. Dunn, Savannah, Ga.


I am so sorry about Arnold and Lorlee. I worked for Arnold for many years at Chatham Steel. They will be missed.

- Jeannette Byrd, Savannah, GA


I've known Arnold since Dartmouth, over 60-years. We've stayed in touch both through Dartmouth and my recently deceased wife's, Judith's, family connections to Savannah. We had lunch a couple of years ago whilst we were visiting Savannah. Arnold was a special man who will be sorely missed. Lorlee also was a life force. My deepest condolences.

- Mel Croner, San Rafael, CA


Thank you so much for making the video available. The remarks were loving and heart-rending. Again, my deepest condolences.

- Mel Croner, San Rafael, CA


A candle has been lit!

May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

- Jeht Matous and JoEl and Ezekiel Meeks-Matous, Los Angeles, California


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200

  • Services Will Be Private