Obituary: Lawrence Kaminsky, 74

Obituary: Lawrence Kaminsky, 74

Lawrence Kaminsky, age 74, of Atlanta died Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Larry was born and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He studied management engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and received his master’s degree from New York University. While in undergraduate school, he met the love of his life, Harriet Kaminsky née Gelb. Larry and Harriet married and began a beautiful journey of over 52 years together.

In 1970, Larry brought a little bit of New York to the South when he moved his family to Atlanta with IBM. Naturally gregarious and social, he found a home in Sandy Springs and was surrounded by friends and neighbors. Larry loved sports, and he and Harriet could be seen walking to Braves games at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium or attending Falcons games at the Georgia Dome. His favorite aspiring athlete was his beloved grandson, Seth, for whom he proudly yelled on the soccer sidelines whenever he could. He was a wonderful and caring father, and his two daughters, Audrie and Gwen, will always treasure his warmth, his loyalty, his sense of humor, and his willingness to stay up late either with a fever or with simply a need to talk.

Larry traveled the world as a passion and a pastime, but when at home, he was an active member at Congregation Or Hadash, where he found a warm, caring and wonderful spiritual home. The family would like to thank Rabbi Analia Bortz and Rabbi Mario Karpuj for their love and support.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Harriet Kaminsky; daughters Gwen Kaminsky of Atlanta and Audrie Kaminsky of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sisters Gloria (Merle) Bruskin of Delray Beach, Fla., and Sherry Rosenstein of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and grandson Seth Kaminsky.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Or Hadash, 7460 Trowbridge Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbis Analia Bortz and Mario Karpuj officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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