Obituary: Mary Sturt

Obituary: Mary Sturt

A Massachusetts native, she spent time as a government temp and a schoolteacher in her 103 years.

Mary Greenberg Sturt, age 103, of Dunwoody died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

She was born in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., a small town north of Boston. After completing a degree at Salem Teachers College, she moved to Washington, D.C., to live with her older sister and brother-in-law. She briefly did temp work as a secretary for the government, then held a job teaching business classes in public school for about 10 years.

After getting married, she helped her husband with his business for a number of years. She had one child and was married for almost 66 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge and tennis, and was a gourmet cook. Family was very important to her, and she went back to Massachusetts to visit every summer for almost 70 years. After her husband’s death in 2010, she moved to Atlanta to live with her daughter and son-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Sturt, son-in-law, Raymond Boorstin, and granddaughter, Abigail Boorstin Kirk.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice ( or Congregation Beth Shalom ( A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at North Atlanta Memorial Park in Dunwoody. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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