Julia Habib Soriano, 88, an Atlanta native, died unexpectedly Oct. 10, 2018.
She was the daughter of Juana and Haim Habib and was the youngest of five children. She graduated from Commercial High School in Atlanta and then worked as an executive secretary at Rich’s Department Store before marrying and raising her four children. She was a past president of the Sisterhood at Congregation Or VeShalom. She was also a life member of Hadassah and was a volunteer driver for DART. She was an excellent cook of Sephardic food and was a regular participant at Tuesday baking with the Sisterhood at OVS.
Julia was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joe Soriano; parents; sisters, Esther Benbenisty and Rachel Habib; brother, Morris Habib; and grandsons, Joseph Soriano and Jared Seligson.
Survivors include her children, Morris (Sherri) Soriano, Shelley (Neil) Cooper, Janet (Michael) Seligson and Howard (Jodi) Soriano; grandchildren, Julie (Stephen) Loftis, Lauren Soriano, Andrea (Matthew) Oppenheimer, Jason (Melissa) Cooper, Jenna (Matt Hagen) Cooper, Elena Seligson, Justin Seligson, Joni Seligson, and Julia Soriano; great-grandchildren, Jordan Loftis, Madison Loftis, Noam Cooper and Davis Oppenheimer; and sister Rose Beton.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, the Joseph Soriano Scholarship Fund at The Weber School, or the Jared Seligson Fund benefiting the CICU at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. A graveside service was held Oct. 12, 2018 at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta.