Sherry Arlene Fried, 77, passed away Feb. 8, 2021. Sherry was born Aug. 2, 1943 in Buffalo, N.Y. She was the daughter of Henry and Jesse Schaefer, of blessed memory. In the summer of 1962, she married Sanford “Sandy” Fried, her soul mate for 58 years. After marrying, she and Sandy moved to Los Angeles, where she had her son Brad. They moved back to Buffalo in 1964 where her daughter Roberta was born. Sherry and Sandy worked together in the restaurant business in Buffalo for almost 20 years. They later moved to San Antonio, Texas, for two years before settling in Atlanta in 1985.
Sherry was always a hard worker. When she moved to Atlanta, she worked in sales for 20-plus years for Computer Exchange, Ltd., a computer company co-owned by her husband. Sherry loved to travel, knit, read and entertain. Her legendary talent will always be her cooking and baking. “Nana’s Kitchen” was the best restaurant in town. She made rugelach, mandel bread, hamantaschen and countless other confectionary delights.
Sherry is survived by her husband Sanford Fried; two children Brad Fried (Janet Slosberg) and Roberta Fried, all of Atlanta; two grandchildren Perry and Audrey Fried of Atlanta; her brother Edward Schaefer of Charlotte, N.C., sister Alanna Rosen of Knoxville, Tenn.; and cousins Jeffrey Axler (Helena) of Toronto, Susan (Bruce) Rubin of Toronto and Ellen Seitz (Brahm) of Toronto.
Thank you to all her friends and family who loved her dearly. A funeral service was held at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care Feb. 10 for immediate family, followed by her burial at Arlington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.