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Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist
Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist

Natalie L. "Toby" Mendeloff, a community activist and volunteer, died Jan. 29 at Sinai Hospital of complications of the flu. She was 94. The daughter of Henry Lavenstein, a department store owner, and Bessie Siff Lavenstein, a homemaker, Natalie Lavenstein was born and raised in Petersburg, Va., where she graduated in 1937 from Petersburg High School. She moved to New York City, studying art for two years at New York University, and was a student of Louise Nevelson, the noted sculptor, and Ibram Lassaw, a Russian-American sculptor, at the 92nd Street YWHA. Mrs. Mendeloff worked as a window display design assistant until her marriage in 1943 to Dr. Albert L. Mendeloff. In...