Obituary: Freda Kurgan

Obituary: Freda Kurgan

A native of Lithuania with 10 siblings, she leaves behind 11 great-grandchildren.

Freda Kurgan, 91, of Atlanta passed away peacefully Thursday, April 6, 2017.

She was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Plunjan, Lithuania, to Ita Devorah and Benzion Diamond, both of blessed memory. Freda was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Isaac Kurgan, and her 10 siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Ada Gelb; a son, Benjamin Kurgan (Felicia); grandchildren Hylton Gelb (Stephanie), Stacey Rothberg (Mark), Mia Atkins (Derek), Paul Kurgan (Samantha) and Shelley Coplin (Elliot); and 11 great-grandchildren. Freda will be greatly missed.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 7, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Yossi New officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Congregation Beth Tefillah Cemetery Fund, 5056 High Point Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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