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Edna Lazarus Bikoff, 98, of Sandy Springs, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Pa. to Celia and Louis Lazarus, of blessed memory, she grew up in Buffalo and western NY. Edna graduated from Hutchinson High School at 16 and began working so she could help her family during the Depression. She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert, and her two sisters, Dorothy Goldman and Lillian Reis. Edna moved to Atlanta 10 years ago to be close to her family. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Greene (David); son, Bill (Barbara); grandchildren: Kara Shiflet (Slade), David Bikoff (Mary Logan), James Bikoff, Andrew Greene (Billy Eiselstein), Daniel Greene (Kathryn Born), and Robert Greene (Dr. Jean Felton); and five great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend special appreciation to her caregivers at Huntcliff Summit, where she spent an enjoyable last 10 years: Mildred Simalumba, Christine Mudala, and Everness Mubuso. Edna will be remembered as generous and warm-hearted. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209, www.tbz.org; or to Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.templesinaiatlanta.org. Graveside services were held 2:30 p.m. Thurs., April 3, 2014 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, N.Y., with Rabbi Adam Sheldt officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.