Obituary: Henry Maslia

Obituary: Henry Maslia

He came from Turkey as a baby, served in the Navy during World War II and was active in Or VeShalom.

Henry Maslia of Atlanta passed away Monday, Sept. 18, 2017; he was 92 years old.

He was born in Izmer, Turkey, on Sept. 15, 1925. Henry moved to Atlanta at 6 months old. He graduated from Boys’ High School, achieved his bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia and received his master’s from Emory University. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II as a seaman first class on the aircraft carrier USS Omni Bay.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Stella Cohen Maslia; his parents, Regina and Morris Maslia; and his sister, Regina Krochmal. He is survived by wife Doris Williams; children Jeannie (Arthur) Feinstein, Phyllis Maslia (Jules) Greenblatt and Bruce Maslia; grandchildren Scott Feinstein, Cari (Brian) DeHaas, Beckett Maslia and Sam Greenblatt; great-grandchildren Grace Feinstein and Emerson DeHaas; and brother Albert (Isabel) Maslia.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 North Druid Hills Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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