Leon Sheinberg Socol, 92, of Atlanta, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Leon was born and raised in Breckenridge, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. Following his military service, Leon moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech. There he met his beloved wife, Frieda Feldman Socol. They were married for 62 years, until Frieda passed away in 2011. Leon worked for most of his professional life at Atlantic Envelope Company, directing the personnel department and then assuming plant management responsibilities. He was a talented journalist and photographer, and a well-known columnist for many years at The Jewish Georgian. Following his retirement, Leon volunteered for more than 20 years at Clark Howard’s Consumer Action Center, assisting consumers with astute financial advice.
Leon is survived by his three children: Alan (Beth), Scott (Deborah) and Jody (Cliff); brother, Marvin (Maxine); sister, Gwen (Alan); five grandchildren: Stephanie, Chelsea, Max, Jordan and Robin; and seven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his “special lady friend,” Gail Solomon.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Frieda’s Friends Membership Fund at Shearith Israel. A graveside service was held Friday, July 20, at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign the online guest book at www.edressler.com.