Obituary: Edith Waronker

Obituary: Edith Waronker

Edith Waronker passed away peacefully April 24, 2020.

Edith Waronker, 95, passed away peacefully April 24, 2020, in Atlanta, Ga. She was born in New York, N.Y., Nov. 27, 1924, to Teddy and Sophie Newman. At age 2, Edith, her brother Herman, and her parents moved to Atlanta where she grew up and later married Jay Waronker of blessed memory and raised their two sons, Harold and Steve.

After Jay’s untimely death in 1960, Edith began a long and meaningful career at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue where she proudly called herself Rabbi Harry Epstein’s “secretary.” When Rabbi Epstein retired, Edith continued as assistant to Rabbi Arnold Goodman for many more years.

Edith’s death was sadly preceded by the death of her beloved grandson Brian Waronker of blessed memory. Edith is survived by her children, Harold and Sue Waronker and Dr. Steve and Mitzi Waronker; grandchildren Joni and Adam Maroney, Mindy and Matt Coleman, Jeffrey Waronker and fiancee Susannah Felton; three great-grandchildren Cameron and Meredith Maroney, and Mitchell Coleman; and 11 cherished nieces and nephews.

Edith enjoyed many years of mahjong with good friends. She will be missed by the many lives she touched over the many years she lived. Private graveside services were held April 26 at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Brian Waronker Memorial Fund for Addiction and Recovery at Temple Sinai, Ahavath Achim Synagogue or The William Breman Jewish Home.

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