Obituary: Sarah Berlin

Obituary: Sarah Berlin

Sarah Berlin, age 109, of Atlanta died on Oct. 2, 2023.

Sarah Berlin, age 109, of Atlanta died on Oct. 2, 2023. Sarah was born in Atlanta on March 25, 1914, and lived in only four different residences her entire long life. Her parents (Lefkoff) were founding members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, and her in-laws were founding members of Beth Jacob. She earned a master’s in education from Oglethorpe University.

As a young adult, she volunteered for the Red Cross and later taught third grade at James L. Key Elementary School. She loved cooking, canasta, opera, and attending lectures. She volunteered at Emory University Hospital for 40 years and stayed healthy by eating whatever she wanted, taking vitamins, and walking three miles each day for more than 30 years. Her guiding principles were to complement others, always say thank you, and to enjoy doing things, and as she advised, even if you don’t like something you must learn how to like what you are doing. When she was asked how she got to be so old, she said it was due to living a true and honest life. She smiled all the time, always complemented and rarely complained.

Sarah is survived by her sons, Charles Berlin, Dr. Arnold (Myra) Berlin, and Leonard (Denise) Berlin, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Her many gracious caregivers included Silvia Friedman (niece) and Jackie and Bobbi Horowitz (niece), and Esther and David Tarnopolsky (cousin). Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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