Adele Smithloff Michalove of Sandy Springs passed away Aug. 25, 2019, one-month shy of her 90th birthday. Known as Deli to family and friends, she was the daughter of Ben Smithloff and Jennie Maziar Smithloff.
She was proud of being a native Atlantan, growing up in Grant Park and graduating from Girls High School in 1947. She attended the University of Georgia before her 1949 marriage to Leonard Michalove, the love of her life. In their 55 years together they had five children, many European travels, a lovely flower garden and a lively social life.
Adele was an accomplished jewelry artist and participated for decades in classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody. After she was widowed in 2005, she learned to read Hebrew and studied for three years to mark her 80th birthday with an adult bat mitzvah at Temple Sinai, of which she and Lenny had been founding members. For the past four years, Adele lived at Huntcliff Terrace, where she charmed the staff and neighbors with her unfailing smile, hugs and warmth. Her devotion to family and friends, her generous hospitality, her rosy outlook and her infectious laugh will be missed. She was beautiful inside and out.
Adele is survived by her children Carla, Barbara, Brad (Mary Beth), Amy and Steven; grandchildren Robin Poppsinger, Ariel and Zac Singer, Jenn Anglin, Leah, Johan and David Michalove; great-grandchildren Elex and Bay Poppsinger and Santiago Singer; nieces Linda Stone and Ellen Frankle; nephew Scott Michalove; and sisters-in-law Charlotte Smithloff and Shirley Michalove.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Sinai Social Action Committee or Spruill Center for the Arts. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.