Obituary: Alice Sussman Harms

Obituary: Alice Sussman Harms

Alice Sussman Harms, 69, died Feb. 11, 2019

Alice Sussman Harms, 69, died Feb. 11, 2019, after an extended illness. Alice graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1971 and earned her Master of Business Administration there in 1972.

Upon her graduation, she was the first female management trainee to be hired by Trust Company Bank and worked there as an assistant comptroller. Later she worked for BellSouth as the director of regulatory affairs and chief strategist until her retirement. She was an active member of the Atlanta chapter of the Pomegranate Guild, the Peach Street Stitchers, an organization for Jewish needlework and fiber arts. She taught others her skills and sewed many Jewish ritual objects, including a Torah table cover that was commissioned for use by a synagogue in Montgomery, Alabama.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Harms; son, Dr. Jason (Erin Levenson) Harms; grandsons Henry and Oliver; and sisters Doris Goldstein and Susan Lanning. Donations can be made to the Peach State Stitchers for the Alice Harms Memorial Fund and sent to 1005 Ivy Falls Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30328.

A graveside service was held Feb. 13, 2019, at Arlington Memorial Park.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at

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