Obituary: Helen Sharfstein, 85

Obituary: Helen Sharfstein, 85

Helen Sharfstein, 85, of Atlanta passed away peacefully Thursday, April 7, 2016, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born Helen Hobel on Feb. 28, 1931, in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., she and her husband lived most of their lives on Staten Island, N.Y., before moving to Florida and then Atlanta. Helen was devoted to her family and was a lifelong member of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. She attended Hunter College and worked as a bookkeeper for Harry Winston Jewelers, Sancor Photo Lab and Avins Industrial.

Proceeded in death by a daughter, Elaine Meadows, she is survived by her husband, Laurence; her son, Howard; a daughter-in-law, Mary; and four grandchildren. Sign the online guestbook at A memorial service was held Sunday, April 10, in the chapel at Temple Emanu-El with Rabbi Spike Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Helen’s memory to Hadassah, attn: Donor Services, P.O. Box 1100, New York, NY 10268-1100. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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