Harriet Dworetz, age 96 (Atlanta, Georgia; formerly of Westport, Conn.; Westbury, New York; Pompano Beach, Fla.), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Aug. 29, of natural causes, at Huntcliff Summit in Sandy Springs. Valedictorian of Staples High School Class of 1943, Westport, Conn.; graduate of Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. She was a housewife, community volunteer for NCJW, Hadassah, PTA, Israel Tennis Center, and Northridge Medical Center. She was an avid bridge player until her early 90s, played tennis well into her early 80s, and enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, pinochle and mahjong as well.
She was a warm and loving person who loved unconditionally — her family, friends, those less fortunate, and every child she ever came into contact with.
Harriet is predeceased by husband Philip Dworetz (formerly of Brooklyn, New York; Westbury, New York; Pompano Beach, Fla.); parents Jack & Ethel Breslow and older brother Seymour (Sy) Breslow. She is survived by younger sister Shirley Bernson (San Francisco, Calif.); her 3 children, Marcia D. Gamboa (Roswell, Georgia), Gary Dworetz (Smithtown, New York) and Jeff Dworetz (Johns Creek, Georgia); and her 5 grandchildren: Maestra Tamara Dworetz (Atlanta, Georgia), Trevor Dworetz (Brooklyn, New York), Dr. Alex Dworetz (Atlanta, Georgia), Lindsay D. Keller (Forest Hills, New York) and Rachel Dworetz (Centereach, New York).
Memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to fight both Alzheimer’s and dementia or to the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. The funeral service will be held on Friday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park, Sunrise Chapel, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, Georgia. Attendees are asked to wear masks and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Harriet Dworetz
- Huntcliff Summit
- Sandy Springs
- Staples High School
- Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School
- community volunteer
- National Council of Jewish Women
- Israel Tennis Center
- Northridge Medical Center
- Marcia D. Gamboa
- Gary Dworetz
- Jeff Dworetz
- Alzheimer's Association
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Arlington Memorial Park
- fully vaccinated