Carole Gloria Katz, age 79, of Atlanta, died peacefully Jan. 18, 2021, following a seven-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Carole was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was a loving and devoted grandmother. She was proud of each one of her grandchildren and was a strong presence in their lives.
She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and Hunter College and earned her master of social work at the University of Georgia, and at 65, got a Ph.D. in gerontology from UGA with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s.
Carole was always helping people. She had a long career as a social worker. In the mid-’70s, she worked with settling Jewish Russian immigrants in Atlanta. In the ’80s, she worked at agencies such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Jewish Family & Career Services, and Peachtree Hospice.
In her later years, she was a speaker on using humor in healthcare and with bereaved families. Carole was the life of the party. She would always have a story to tell to keep everyone laughing and wanting to hear more. She loved to party, travel, and keep her family and friends entertained. She loved clowning around. In fact she was a clown named “Star,” occasionally performing at birthday parties. She never complained; she was full of joy and positivity.
Carole was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Katz. She is survived by daughters Jody Goldstein (Cary) and Beth Morrison; son Scott Monsour; grandchildren Max, Landon and Graci Goldstein, Zachary and Noah Morrison, and Michael and Jacob Monsour; and brother Larry Ginsburg (Sari).
A private graveside service was held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The William Breman Jewish Home Auxiliary. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.