Edith Pliner, 90, passed away peacefully March 17, 2020, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. Edith was born in Philadelphia to Morris and Bella (Barson) Cherrin.
She lived in Atlanta with her loving husband of 56 years, Irvin, until he passed away in 2006. Edith, a proud Jewish woman, was a most loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a true role model in every sense of the word. She always looked beautiful and composed herself with such poise. She constantly boasted of her two biggest accomplishments in her life, Stuart and Eric (Isser) Pliner. She insisted that she was so lucky and blessed to have her beautiful boys and she counted her blessings daily. Not only was Edith a dedicated, involved and committed grandmother, she was a best friend to each of us. We can hear her voice now telling every one of us, “you are a very important person in my life and I am lucky to have you.”
One of the most profound messages and perspectives she ever gave us many, many times over was the following: “In life you find there are good parents who don’t get great children, and other times in life there are great children who don’t get good parents. But just sometimes, God blesses individuals to have great parents and great kids, and that’s our family. You are so lucky and blessed to have wonderful parents and your parents are so blessed and lucky to have wonderful children. And that’s exactly how I feel about my two boys.”
Edith leaves behind her sister Miriam Levitas; two sons and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Barbara, and Eric (Isser) and Suann. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. May her soul rest in peace. May her soul rise directly to Heaven next to her soulmate Irvin Pliner. May her sons, and those who love her dearly, find comfort and solace in her full and robust life that she lived.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels Atlanta, 1705 Commerce Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30318; 404-351-3889. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.