Isaac James Tenenbaum Obituary – Death

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Isaac James Tenenbaum Obituary – Death

Isaac James Tenenbaum Obituary – Death :  Isaac James Tenenbaum has died. He passed on Saturday, 11th of September, 2021 at the age of 22.  His death came as a shock to his family and loved ones.

Tenenbaum was born on the 10th of April, 2021 in Syracuse to parents Lori Tenenbaum and Christopher Waddel. He  graduated from The Syracuse Hebrew Day School and The Big picture in the Lafayette school district where he played football.

He was a lover of sports such as football and often played Baseball with several summer leagues as well as traveling teams. Tenenbaum worked as a line cook and then a sous chef at Pappagallo of Fayetteville where he was loved and appreciated by the staff and customers alike.

He is survived by his parents Lori Tenenbaum and Christopher Waddell,  Abe and Monica Tenenbaum; his sister Sadie Tenenbaum; his brother Riley Waddell; grandparents Syd Tenenbaum and Deidre Zehner, Cindy and Rich Annunziata, Susie and Norm Davis, and Glenn and Kelly Thresher; uncles Curtis Thresher and Troy Thresher; his aunt Helaine Reaves; and his cousin Kai Valentine.

He also had a large and loving circle of friends who were truly like family. Isaac lived up to the meaning of his name, which is “one who laughs”. His outgoing personality and witty sense of humor kept all who were around him laughing as well.

Cause of death

The cause of Isaac Tenenbaum’s death has not been revealed yet by his family at the time of this publication. We will make sure to update all relevant information as it unfolds.

Funeral arrangement

Funeral Services will be at 2PM on Tuesday the 14th at Temple Adath Yeshurun. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Burial in Adath Yeshurun cemetery will be private for the immediate family. The service will be live streamed by going to and then click on the stream spot link beginning at 2PM on Tuesday. Please sign the guestbook at

In lieu of flowers, contributions to perpetuate his memory may be made to the Syracuse Hebrew Day School. You are welcome to share your memories and photos of Isaac by emailing to: