Obituary: Irene Seligman

Obituary: Irene Seligman

Irene Seligman of Atlanta passed away peacefully Oct. 8, 2020.

Irene Seligman of Atlanta passed away peacefully Oct. 8, 2020. She was born March 17, 1925, in New York City to Isidore and Goldie Gartner. She married Leonard Seligman on his birthday, Nov. 4, 1951, and moved to his hometown of Atlanta, where she never let anyone forget she was from the Bronx. “I’m a New Yorker, sugar.”

Irene lived her life on her own terms, always having fun with family and friends. She was quite the entertainer and provided many laughs with her sharp sense of humor.

She was predeceased by her husband Leonard (2005), as well as her brother Saul Gartner (1971), sister Frances Gartner (1982), and nephew Ira Gartner (1994). She is survived by her great nephews Daniel Gartner and Joseph Gartner, and great niece Laura Medina. She also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews of the Seligman family. The family wishes to thank the staff of Somerby Sandy Springs for the attentive and loving care Irene received while living there the past two years.

A graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery Oct. 9, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the funeral was restricted to family members only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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