Clara Lazar Feldman passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, on January 6, 2017.
Clara lived a life filled with love, family, and beautiful experiences. As a native Atlantan, she spent her early years focused on completing her education at Girl’s High School and working at her mother’s ice cream parlor. At the tender age of 16, she was swept off of her feet by the love of her life, “the most handsome man in Atlanta”, Sidney Feldman. Together they shared a love for the ages, the stuff of legend, the kind of love many only read about in fairy tales. They spent the next six decades creating a family, traveling the world, and working tirelessly to make their community, their city, and the world a better place.
Her involvement in such varied organizations as the Hebrew Academy, Dressed for Success, and Shearith Israel Sisterhood (and many more) are evidence of Clara’s dedication to supporting and empowering men, women, and children of all ages and from all walks of life. The magnitude of her commitment to her community was overshadowed only by her love for her family. Her greatest joy in life was her job as wife, partner and “Honey” to Sidney, and as mother and “Grandma” to her children and their families. Clara’s capacity for love was so great, and her sphere of influence so large, that her gravity attracted and enveloped extended family, distant cousins, and the friends and families of her own kids, who all found orbits around the universe of this radiant matriarch.
She is survived by her four children, Linda & Richard Bressler, Terri & Laury Bagen, Lewis & LueEllen Feldman, and Michael & Jody Feldman, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, loving nieces and nephews, and Pat Clark & Chantel Clark. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Weinstein Hospice, Marcus Jewish Community Center or the Clara Lazar Feldman Scholarship Fund at Georgia State University.
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.