Obituary: Joe Soriano, 91

Obituary: Joe Soriano, 91

Joe Soriano, 91, of Atlanta died Friday, June 19, 2015.

Mr. Soriano was born Dec. 21, 1923, on the isle of Rhodes to Morris and Rachel Soriano, of blessed memory. He immigrated to the United States in October 1939 and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1943 through 1946, when he was honorably discharged. He married Julia Habib, his loving wife of 62 years, on June 28, 1953. Joe purchased Lee’s Fine Foods in 1956 and was its sole proprietor until his retirement in 1982. He will always be remembered for his kind, gentle demeanor and sweet smile.

Joe is survived by his devoted wife, Julia Soriano; children Morris and Sherri Soriano, Shelley and Neil Cooper, and Janet and Michael Seligson, all of Atlanta, and Howard and Jodi Soriano of Chicago; grandchildren Julie (Stephen) Loftis, Lauren Soriano, Andrea (Matthew) Oppenheimer, Jason (Melissa) Cooper, Jenna Cooper, Elena Seligson, Justin Seligson, Joni Seligson and Julia Soriano; and great-granddaughters Jordan and Madison Loftis. Mr. Soriano was preceded in death by his grandsons Joseph Soriano and Jared Seligson, of blessed memory. The family wishes to thank his devoted and loving caregivers, Dave, Iris, Kynisha, Althea, Jasmine and Jeffrey.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319; the Rhodes Jewish Historical Society, 10850 Wilshire Boulevard, No. 750, Los Angeles, CA 90024; or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 21, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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