Joseph Perling, 101, of Atlanta, died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 24, 2018.
Joseph was born in St. Paul, Minn. He served in the 1st Infantry Division during World War II in North Africa and Europe. He met his wife, Doris, while stationed in England. They celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in April. After retiring from a career in sales, he worked at Publix, where he was much admired, until the age of 93.
Survivors include his loving wife, Doris Perling; children, Melvin Perling (Marilyn) Gay Perling-Hoflich, and Lester Perling (Martin Kainec); grandchildren, Heather Blank (Adam), Adam Perling (Kristie); great grandsons, Aaron and Jonah Blank, and Gavin Perling. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice, Beth Jacob or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Funeral services are pending. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.