Joan Ruth Forman Lipsey, age 81, of Atlanta died Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

Candle FlameShe was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and raised in Atlanta. She was a graduate of Grady High School and Emory University. She spent several years as a teacher and then raised four children. She was a residential real estate agent for many years. She was longtime member of The Temple and was involved in several Jewish organizations.

She was predeceased by her parents, Belle Ross Forman and Daniel Edward Forman, of blessed memory. Survivors include her loving husband of 60 years, Alan Lipsey; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Barbara Forman; daughter Patricia Lipsey; daughter and son-in-law Susan and Alan Wishneff; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Caren Cook Lipsey; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Susan Lipsey; grandchildren Anna Wishneff, Samuel Wishneff, Jacob Lipsey and Alexandra Lipsey; step-grandchildren Alyson, Drew and Caylan; nieces Rhyan Kime and Regan Gross; and nephew Daniel Forman.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Cohen Home, Weinstein Hospice and Kadan Home Health Care. Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, The Temple, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. A graveside service was held Friday, April 17, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi David Spinrad officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.