Barbara Cohen Schatten of Atlanta, Ga., passed away peacefully Feb. 20, 2021, at the age of 90. Born in Atlanta, she graduated Girls High and then Smith College in Massachusetts, where she earned a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in music. Barbara was a lover of the arts and music, gardening, traveling the world and particularly enjoying celebrating Jewish holidays with family.
During the past 40 years, by far her favorite pastime and love was spending time with, and speaking to, or about, her 15 grandchildren.
Ms. Schatten is predeceased by her husband of 48 years Dr. William E. Schatten and their eldest son Dr. Samuel J. Schatten. She is survived by children Gregory M. Schatten, Kenneth H. Schatten, Karen (Richard) Shmerling and Rona (Randy) Nelson; daughter-in-law Janet Schatten; grandchildren Jeff (Kimary), Alan, Todd and Michael (Yani) Schatten, Caroline, Julia, Charles, William and Elliot Schatten, Michelle (Josh) Guterman, Brian and Elena (Matt Mishkin) Shmerling, and Katherine, Eric and Anne Nelson; great-grandchildren Sam, Milo, Olivia and Charles.
Donations may be made in Barbara’s name to Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 30327, aasynagogue.org or the charity of your choice. A graveside funeral for family members was held Feb. 23 Arlington Cemetery with a simultaneous virtual Zoom service. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.