Obituary: Herbert Sidney London

Obituary: Herbert Sidney London

Herbert Sidney London, 88, passed away Jan. 26, 2020.

Herbert Sidney London, 88, passed away Jan. 26, 2020, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. He was the son of Mary Taratoot London and Max London of blessed memory.

Herbert attended Boys High School in Atlanta, Emory University and New York University. He studied at two medical schools, University of Tubingen, Germany, and University of Bern, Switzerland. After returning to Atlanta in the 1970s, he was associated with his family business. In the 1980s he created the London-Feldman Russian Resettlement Program through Jewish Family Services.

For years Herbert worked endlessly, advocating for the medical needs of new Russian refugees coming into Atlanta. His focus included transportation and language interpretation, and he worked tirelessly to engage medical professionals who would provide pro-bono services.

The example of Herbert’s many kindnesses towards others will continue as a moral compass for us to follow. We are grateful for the outpouring of love and support during this sad and difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.

Herbert is survived by his brother Bob London and sister-in-law Sandy Schriber London; nieces and nephews, Dr. Jeremy and Tracey London of Savannah, and Leanna and Eric Rinzler of Atlanta; four great-nephews and one great-niece, Max, Reese and John Asher London of Savannah, and Charles and Mary Ella Rinzler of Atlanta. He was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Funeral services were held at Ahavath Achim Synagogue Jan. 28 with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to Jewish Home Life ( or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Please sign online guestbook at

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