Obituary: Marian Sue (Hoffman) Shemaria

Obituary: Marian Sue (Hoffman) Shemaria

Marian Sue “Sukey” (Hoffman) Shemaria, age 87, of Atlanta, died Feb. 16 2024.

Marian Sue “Sukey” (Hoffman) Shemaria, age 87, of Atlanta, died Feb. 16 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tobie and Melvin Hoffman, of Atlanta. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on April 11, 1936. The family moved first to Brunswick, then to Atlanta when Sukey was 4, where she lived the remainder of her life. At Grady High School (then Boys & Girl’s High) she met the love of her life, Hymie Shemaria, to whom she was wed on Aug. 8, 1955, at the old Standard Club of Atlanta.

Growing up in The Temple with a family dedicated to service and Jewish culture, Sukey quickly embraced her new Synagogue, Or Ve Shalom. She became an active member of the sisterhood and was very proud to be the first to serve as President twice. She helped start a phone committee to raise money for Sisterhood Donor and was an active leader of the OVS Social Club, often entertaining in the home she lived in with Hymie since it was built in 1958. She won a Women of Achievement Honor on behalf of OVS, and Hymie & Sukey were bond dinner honorees as well.

Sukey was never at a loss for words and enjoyed talking to anyone and everyone she met. She remained close with many family members, built a network of friends across the globe, loved to write letters, and send pictures to all. She always had a book in her hand, enjoyed reading, playing games, doing puzzles, and in her younger days bowling and playing Maj Jong with her friends. Most of all, Sukey loved her husband of almost 69 years and all of her family. She took pride in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss her presence in their lives.

Sukey is survived by her husband, Hymie Shemaria; daughters and sons-in-law Marcia Green, Laurie and Joel Rosenberg, Kathy and Roman Canales; grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa (Green) and Kenny Kaplan, Michael and Michelle Green, Adam and Jazmin Rosenberg, and Hallie Rosenberg; and five great-grandchildren Rory and Elon Kaplan, Madison Green, Isaac and Eloise Rosenberg.

Graveside funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday Feb. 19, 2024, at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Or Ve Shalom Synagogue to the Bennie and Matilda Shemaria fund. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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