Milton “Mickey” Israel Light, May 17, 1922, to Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, our dad, a World War II veteran from the greatest generation ever, has passed away peacefully at his home with his children by his side.
A Philadelphia native who made his home in Atlanta over 70 years ago, Mickey was a past Jewish War Veterans commander for Post 112, where he remained highly active in his later years by helping other veterans less fortunate. You could always find him selling poppies at Kroger every Veterans Day. Mickey was a lifelong Shriner and member of the Legion of Honor. A self-made entrepreneur, he was known as the founder of Grampa’s Cookies along with several other businesses in downtown Atlanta. Mickey was a member of Congregation Or VeShalom for over 70 years.
Mickey was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Louise, as well as his three sisters, Dorothy Teitelbaum, Ruth Galanti and Sylvia Galanti. He is survived by his four children, Janet Brooks (Jonathan), William “Billy” Light (Lynn), Nancy Dickinson (John), and Mark Light (Lisa); seven grandchildren, Michelle Brooks, Lindsey Kuniansky (Michael), Andrew Light (Molly), Robert Brooks, Lauren Light, Megan Light, and Mikki Dickinson; three great-grandchildren, Max and Austin Kuniansky and Levi Light; longtime lovely lady Betty Roistacher; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. A special shout-out to Dad’s poker buddies for a weekly game that lasted well over 50 years! As Milton would tell you, “Life goes on!”
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Please make donations to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30319; Jewish War Veterans Post 112; or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.