Obituary: Fran Memberg, 69

Obituary: Fran Memberg, 69

Fran Memberg, age 69, of Brookhaven died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

Fran grew up in Lancaster, Pa., and earned a B.A. from Penn State University. She worked as a middle school English teacher in New Jersey, then for public relations firms in New York City and Atlanta, where she worked for the original Underground Atlanta. Fran was a stay-at-home mother to her three children while she did freelance writing for the Atlanta Jewish Times, the Dunwoody Crier, and other newspapers and publications. Her articles and stories always focused on the achievements of people’s lives and careers. She loved challenges, which is why she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching “Jeopardy!,” especially because her son Michael was a contestant on the TV show. Fran was a great cook and made delicious challahs for Shabbos every week. Having guests to enjoy potato latkes and lunch for Chanukah was a yearly tradition, among many other Jewish traditions she loved to do. Anyone who met or worked with her could only love her because she was so sweet, kind and considerate.

Survivors include her loving husband of 40 years, Don Memberg; son and daughter-in-law Larry and Lorena Memberg of Silver Spring, Md.; son Matthew Memberg of Arlington, Va.; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Beryl Memberg of Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law Leslie and Enid Zwirn of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor may be made by mail to the Membergs’ synagogue, The Kehilla, 5075 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, or online at A graveside service will be held Sunday, Jan. 24, at noon at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Karmi David Ingber officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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