Obituary: Dorothy Gail (Isaacson) Klingensmith
Dorothy Gail “DG” (Isaacson) Klingensmith, age 70, of Dunwoody, Ga., passed away Sunday evening, March 5, 2023, at Emory University Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Dorothy Gail “DG” (Isaacson) Klingensmith, age 70, of Dunwoody, Ga., passed away Sunday evening, March 5, 2023, at Emory University Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on Nov. 8, 1952, in Columbus, Ga., to the late Dr. Herschel and Pauline Isaacson. DG was the wife of Bob (Bear) Klingensmith and mother of Dani Klingensmith.
She graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta and attended the University of Tennessee. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from George Washington University.
Following employment with Eastern Airlines, DG began a very rewarding and fulfilling career as a teacher in both the Cobb and DeKalb counties school systems. Recognized as a dedicated and caring teacher, DG retired from Kingsley Elementary School in Dunwoody following 20 years of service. She was known for her laughter, fierce devotion to family and friends, and unwavering bravery.
DG could often be found dancing along to Barbra Streisand tunes, finding the best deals around Atlanta, laughing uncontrollably with her little sister, Nancy, relaxing on various beaches along the East Coast, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs and Belmont Abbey Crusaders, or enjoying the activities at Rivermont Golf Club. She was a devoted wife and mother who always put family first. Her kindness, compassion, and generosity touched the lives of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by Bear and Dani, her siblings, Bobby (Nancy) Isaacson, Dr. Keith Isaacson, and Nancy (Brian) Gunter, her cousins, nieces, nephews, and colleagues. She will be forever loved and remembered. Thanks for the countless memories, DG!
The funeral and burial services were on Tuesday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Cir SW, in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cure HHT 8 Henderson Hill Ct, Monkton, MD 21111 and www.curehht.org. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
- Dorothy Gail (Isaacson) Klingensmith
- Emory University Hospital
- Northside High School
- University of Tennessee
- Georgia state university
- George Washington University
- Eastern Airlines
- Kingsley Elementary School
- Georgia Bulldogs
- Belmont Abbey Crusaders
- Rivermont Golf Club
- Greenwood Cemetery
- Cure HHT
- Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care