Nehoma “Hummy” (Soorkis)Chebot, 85


SOMERSET, Mass., – Nehoma “Hummy” (Soorkis) Chebot died on November 24 at the Fall River Jewish Home. She was the wife of sixty-two years of William M. Chebot. She was born in Fall River, the daughter of the late Isaac and Celia (Cohen) Soorkis. She was a 1946 graduate of the BMC Durfee High School. She graduated from Bryant College with a degree in business administration in 1949 and worked for the Census Bureau at the Department of Commerce in Boston for ten years.

She was a member of the choir at Temple Beth El in Fall River and was also active in Hadassah, past president of the sisterhood and was a recipient of the Light of Torah Award. She was also a member of the Allegro Glee Club, Hebrew Ladies Helping Hand Society, Red Hat Society, Brandeis University National Women’s Committee and the League of Women Voters.

Survivors besides her husband are a daughter, Bonnie L.C. Gibson and her husband Patrick of Longmeadow, Mass, a son, Jeffrey M. Chebot and his wife Gerri Goldman of Wyncote, Pa., grandchildren Adam, Ethan, Celia and Eric, a sister Goldie Cohen of Warwick, R.I., and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Libby Kolodoff.

Contributions may be made to Temple Beth El, 385 High Street, Fall River, MA 02720 or the Fall River Jewish Home, 538 Robeson Street, Fall River, MA 02720.