Obituary: Allan Wasserman, 83

Obituary: Allan Wasserman, 83

Dr. Allan Wasserman, age 83, of Decatur died Sunday, April 12, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Detroit. He received his doctor of optometry degree from Illinois College of Candle FlameOptometry in 1955 and served in the U.S. Air Force as an optometrist from 1955 to 1958. Dr. Wasserman opened his professional optometry practice in 1958 in Forest Park, moving later to Morrow. He served as a member of the Georgia Board of Optometry and as president of the Georgia Optometric Society. Dr. Wasserman was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club.

He was predeceased by his parents, Marion and Leo Wasserman, and brother, Morton Wasserman, of blessed memory. Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Marilyn Wasserman; son and daughter-in-law Leonard Wasserman and Sherri Edgar-Wasserman, Arlington, Va.; daughter Sharon Wasserman and fiancé Thomas Taylor, Boston; son and daughter-in-law Jay and Stephanie Wasserman, Westwood, Mass.; brother and sister-in-law Dr. Norman and Iris Wasserman, Johns Creek; grandchildren Alex, Zachary, Ben, Ray, Leah, Sarah and Daniel; many nieces and nephews; and extended family. The family would like to thank the wonderful hospice staff at Emory University Hospital.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, 1925 Century Blvd. NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, GA 30345, or Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30306, or the charity of your choice. A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 15, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Joshua Lesser officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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