Sara Shrager died peacefully at The William Breman Jewish Home in Atlanta, Ga., on Feb. 10, 2023, less than a month after her beloved husband, Marvin Shrager, passed away. They were married for over 70 years.
Sara was born to the late Dorothy and Morris Michael. She grew up in Newark, N.J., graduated from Weequahic High School, and attended Upsala College. She moved to Plainfield, N.J., after she and Marvin married, and lived there until moving to the Piedmont Buckhead in Atlanta in 2013.
Sara was a volunteer at Muhlenberg Hospital, and eventually was hired as head of the candy stripers. She volunteered at the Moorland Branch Y.M.C.A., working with youth in the community. Sara showed off her glamorous side as a fashion model for Tepper’s Department Store.
Sara was an avid reader and passed on her love of reading and libraries to her children. She enjoyed tennis, bridge, crossword puzzles, and exploring out-of-the-way places in New York City. Sara also loved craft shows and art museums, and was a talented weaver, creating beautiful, geometric tapestries, and blankets on her loom at home. A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Sara will be remembered for her adventurous spirit, her outgoing personality, and her unique flair for fashion.
Sara is survived by her sister, Billi Marcus (Bernie), her children, Gary Shrager (Eileen Sullivan) and Jody Sitts (Brian), her three grandchildren, Rachel Lartey (Ayesu), Daniel Sitts (Mitchell Cohen), and Dylan Sitts, and her great-grandson, Asong Lartey. She was predeceased by her son, Howard Shrager, and her husband, Marvin Shrager.