Barbara Sharony, 65, of Dunwoody, passed away peacefully on Thurs., May 23, 2013.

CandleShe was born in New Haven, Conn. to Eunice, of blessed memory, and Harold Wolin. She lived there until she attended and graduated from the University of Miami. In 1968, Barbara moved to Atlanta, where she worked for many years as a preschool music teacher. More recently, she found her true calling as a regional sales manager for MTH Pumps. She set sales records for more than 11 years and could amaze a room full of engineers by taking apart and reconstructing industrial pumps.

Although Barbara enjoyed a successful career, her main focus in life was her family. With her playful wit yet ever-sweet demeanor and charm, Barbara would light up a room upon entry. She never met a stranger and will be remembered for her vibrant and outgoing personality. To know her was to love her. With a passion for music, she was kind and gentle – and known for her joie de vivre.

In addition to her father, Harold, Barbara is survived by her daughter, Rachel Bubman, and her husband Noah; her son, Jason, and his wife Amy; her grandchildren, Olwen and Thor; her sister, Diane Hahn, and her husband Owen; her life-long friend and former husband, Abe; and many nieces and nephews. An online guestbook is available at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at ocrf.org. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Sun., May 26, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Michael Bernstein officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.