Donna Gail Mittenthal, age 63, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2013.

CandleShe was born in Detroit to Ethel and Earl Ressler, of blessed memory, and grew up in North Miami Beach, where she graduated from Norland High School in 1967. She earned a bachelor’s degree in special education from the University of South Florida in 1971.

Donna dedicated her life to her family with unconditional love for her husband, children, grandchildren and friends. She enhanced all of their lives and made living life a dream. She will be forever loved, missed and admired by her family, close friends and those whose lives she touched. Her memory will carry on forever.

Donna is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Mark; her daughter, Lauren Israel, and her husband, Eric; her sons, Eric and his wife Laurie and Scott and his wife Kate; her grandchildren, Emily, Ben and Ryan Mittenthal and Ethan Israel; her brother, Doug, and his wife, Susan; and her niece and nephew, Samantha and Evan.

An online guestbook is available at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123, cancer.org; Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, weinsteinhospice.org; or Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Dr., Atlanta, GA 30350, templeemanuelatlanta.org. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. on Sun., April 14, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Scott Colbert and Rabbi Joseph Prass officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.