Our sweet Emily died peacefully in her home on March 23, 2017 after a courageous fight with appendiceal cancer at the age of 35.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Kurt, whom she met while they were students at the University of Alabama. Together, they have two beautiful children, Hallie and Jordan.
She is also survived by her father, Richard Roffwarg (Beth) and mother Loli Gross (Joel), her brother, David Roffwarg (Polly); stepbrother Jacob Gross; stepsister, Rachel Villena (Daniel); mother-in-law, Betty Moore, and her grandmothers: Dory Profis and Mildred Roffwarg.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gerald Profis, her hero whom she looked up to with the utmost respect and love, as well as her grandfather Albert Roffwarg.
Emily lived her life in a way that we all aspire to emulate. She devoted herself to her family, and her love for her two children gave her the unwavering courage to fight the illness until her final breath. Her love for people did not stop with her family. She was full of spirit and humor and had a special way of bringing joy and fun to any occasion.
Emily received great influence from Camp Barney Medintz, both as a camper and as a counselor for developmentally disabled children. She found solace and an overwhelmingly warm sense of community from The Davis Academy, where her children attend school.
The staff, parents and children at Davis exemplify the true meaning of the word Kehillah. Funeral services were held March 24, 2017 at Congregation Beth Shalom followed by a graveside burial at Crest Lawn Memorial Park.
Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. In Emily’s memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Educate Moore Trust. Donations may be mailed to Altman & Grubbs, Ameriprise Financial, 8300 Dunwoody Place Suite 120, Atlanta, 30350.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.