Obituary: Laurel Tamkin

Obituary: Laurel Tamkin

Laurel Tamkin died March 15, 2020.

Laurel Tamkin, 81, of Atlanta, died March 15, 2020. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David and Theresa Milder; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and John Flagel; and grandchildren Melissa and Megan Milder and Zachary, Connor and Chase Flagel.

Laurel was born in Vicksburg, Miss., and raised in Columbia, S.C. She earned a master’s in library information sciences from the University of South Carolina while working for the South Carolina Department of Corrections and retired after 25 years as a librarian in the women’s prison.

Following retirement, she spent 15 years in San Diego, then moved to Atlanta for her final years. She loved her cats, reading, exercising and socializing. A memorial service was held March 16 at Congregation Etz Chaim with Rabbi Daniel Dorsch officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guestbook,

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