Obituary: Mollie Leff Goldberg

Obituary: Mollie Leff Goldberg

She lived to be 104, welcoming great-great-grandkids, enjoying poker and mah-jongg, and giving to Jewish causes.

Mollie Leff Goldberg of Sandy Springs passed on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. She was 104 at the time of her passing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Goldie Rosenbaum; sisters Anita and Sylvia; brother Irving Rosenbaum; husband Morley Leff, the father of her two children; husband Gabriel Goldberg; and granddaughter Elaine Berkman Jakes. She is survived by her daughters, Betty (David) Berkman of Florida and Bobbie Gauthier of Marietta. She is also survived by grandchildren Sherry Berkman Jennings, Steven (Kimberly) Berkman, Jeff (Diane) Blassberg, Eric (Laura) Blassberg and Stephanie Grasch. Mollie is also survived by great-grandchildren Wendy (James) Skinner, Kyle Jennings, Adam Epstein, Jason Curtis, TJ Jakes, Joshua Berkman, Tyler Berkman, Lauren Blassberg, Lindsey Blassberg, Leah Blassberg, Kerri Grasch, Kristina Grasch and Alexandra Blassberg. Mollie was fortunate in that she got to welcome great-great-grandchildren Tristan Skinner, Aubrey Skinner and Grady Skinner. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Mollie had a warm, wonderful, kind spirit. She loved her family deeply and lived to make them happy, always giving banana bread or cake when she could cook. Mollie enjoyed playing poker and mah-jongg with her friends at Hammond Glen. She was a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta. Mollie always donated money to Jewish communities as well as the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Also, while she was able, she donated herself and her time to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter, as a bookkeeper for the annual Torch Gala fundraiser. Her first love was for Jewish National Fund, where she worked and donated much time and money. She was honored for her work and was made an honorary member of the national board.

Donations can be made to JNF, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation or a charity of your choosing. A graveside service will be held at noon Monday, Feb. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999.

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