Harriette Gerichter Zinsenheim, 88, of Atlanta and formerly Newark, N.J., died Sept. 9, 2018. Harriette graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Bronx, N.Y. at 17 years old in 1946. She was a bookkeeper when she met Harold Zinsenheim in 1949. They were married July 4, 1951, and moved to Columbus, Ga., where she was a civilian office staffer in the provost marshal office while Harold was stationed at Fort Benning. They returned to New York in 1953, where her three children were born. Harriette and her family moved to Atlanta in 1967, where she worked as a bookkeeper and a travel agent. She and Harold loved to travel and enjoyed attending sporting events, especially the Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Braves. Harriette rarely missed a Hawks game and was well-known by the staff and players at Alexander Memorial Coliseum, The Omni and Philips Arena. She was also an avid bowler and mahjong player, playing in weekly bowling leagues and Monday night mahjong games.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Zinsenheim; daughters, Joyce Zinsenheim (Philip Yussen), Shari Zinsenheim Landon; son, Steve (Penny) Zinsenheim; and grandchildren, Madison Zinsenheim, Mallory Landon, and Michael Landon. Harriette is preceded in death by her brother, Donald Mark; son-in-law, Wayne Landon; and grandson, Davis Zinsenheim.
In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in Israel in Harriette’s memory by going to JNF.org. A graveside service was held Sept. 13, 2018, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com.