Sylvia Spiegel, age 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Atlanta on Thursday, June 15, 2017.

Sylvia was born and raised in Columbus. After attending the University of Georgia, she returned to Columbus, where she taught first grade for over 30 years. She married the love of her life, Werner (deceased), in 1953. Sylvia was a kind and gentle soul who was loved by her family, friends and students.

Survivors include her sons, Stephen (Denise) Spiegel, David (Deuzimar) Spiegel and Harvey (Ellen Spitz) Spiegel; grandchildren Emma and Sarah, Adam and Brandon, Kevin, Jonathan (Emily) and Daniel (Emma) Spiegel; great-granddaughter Rosemary Spiegel; brother and sister-in-law Milton and Elsa Hirsch; sister-in-law Phyllis Hirsch; and brother-in-law Frank Spiegel.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations to Jewish Family & Career Services or Weinstein Hospice are welcome. A graveside service will be held Sunday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451- 4999.