Ernestine Moscowitz Kasriel, 94, died peacefully at the River Garden Hebrew Home in Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 30, 2018. She was married to Dr. Robert H. Kasriel, of blessed memory, for 61 years. She was born and grew up in Newport News, Va.
Ernestine attended Duke University and graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s degree in social science, and she worked in child protective services.
Ernestine met her beloved husband, Bob, when he was stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. After a short engagement they were married in Mississippi, where Bob taught at the U.S. Maritime Academy. In 1954, Ernestine, Bob and their young family moved from Virginia to Atlanta as Bob took a teaching job at Georgia Tech. Ernestine, ever the seeker of academic achievement, went back to school and earned a master of education degree from Emory University in 1961.
She was a speech-language pathologist at the Atlanta Speech School, where she taught for over 20 years.
She was an active member of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta during her working and retirement years, taught at the religious school, was selected as Mother of the Year, and was a Girl Scout leader.
In retirement, she volunteered with Bob at the William Breman Jewish Home in Atlanta, where she was a life member of the auxiliary.
Ernestine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her devoted daughter, Sarita Kasriel, of blessed memory. Ernestine is survived by her son, David Kasriel, and daughter-in-law, Catherine Rhodes Kasriel of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and grandsons, Joseph Kasriel (Tania Celis Leyva) of Atlanta, and Daniel Kasriel (Anthony Coleman-Kasriel) of New Orleans.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Rosenthal officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ahavath Achim Synagogue, River Garden Hebrew Home in Jacksonville, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.