Paula Barbara (Milner) Rachelefsky passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. She leaves behind three children, Lance of Brookline, Mass., and his wife, Gavin Andrews, Ian of Atlanta, Ga., and Sara of Cumming, Ga., and her husband, Chris Casper, five grandchildren, Stellan, Elsa, Jaxton, Sadie, and Chloe. In addition, she leaves two siblings, Donna and Jan, and her stepmother, Yolanda Milner. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dr. Marvin Rachelefsky in July 2021.
Paula was born on Oct. 4, 1949, to Henrietta and Samuel Milner and raised in Coney Island, N.Y. She was a homemaker, educator, and reading specialist. She received her master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College. On March 26, 1972, Paula married her high school sweetheart, Marvin, and they raised their three children in Atlanta. Paula and her family have been members at Temple Sinai in Sandy Springs since the 1980s.
Paula loved nothing more than doting on her five grandchildren, going to see the Atlanta Braves play, and a good book. She loved the beach, traveling the world with her family, and was an avid cat lover. She volunteered over the years for literacy programs and looked forward to participating in the annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.
A private, graveside service was held Thursday, Dec. 1, at Arlington Memorial Park at 10:30 am.