David Gary Goldwasser, 85, of Dunwoody died May 23, 2021, after an extended battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Harry and May (Friedman) Goldwasser.
David was born at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta Aug. 7, 1935. He attended Smiley and S.M. Inman elementary schools and Grady High School, and would reminisce about his experiences riding the streetcar to nursery school and his AZA friendships and activities.
David attended the University of Georgia and was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi before returning to Atlanta to run the family business when his father became ill. David ran the Brooklyn Loan Company with his sister and brother-in-law until they retired and closed the business in 2000. Upon retirement, David mentored young entrepreneurs on how to run a pawn shop and was an active participant with Pinch Hitters and at Congregation B’nai Torah.
He served in the Army Reserves Unit 3283 from 1955 to 1978 with increasing responsibilities, including serving as secretary to Col. Harry Faulkner. He was responsible for all the records and for training other reservists.
David had a love for travel, especially to Las Vegas and Japan, and was particularly fascinated by Japanese culture and history. He loved to tinker with mechanical equipment and appliances, believing that WD-40 and screwdrivers could fix almost anything. Even in his final days there was a can of WD-40 on the table next to his computer.
David will be remembered by his family for his wit and inability to arrive on time (often arriving in time for dessert) as well as his love for family and all things chocolate. He is survived by his sister Marcia (Stuart) Naterman and brother Michael (Sonya) Goldwasser. David is survived by 11 nieces and nephews: Andrea (David) Fine, Seth (Catalina) Naterman, Lesley Naterman, Harry Goldwasser, Ellen Goldwasser, Marla Goldwasser, Stella (Steve) Prescott, Marshall Fine, Allison Fine, Zachary Naterman and Jackson Prescott.
The funeral was held May 24 at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.