Obituary: Reny Götz Raphael, 103

Obituary: Reny Götz Raphael, 103

Candle FlameReny Götz Raphael, born Feb. 1, 1912, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, at age 103.

She, her husband and daughter immigrated to the United States in 1938. She had been trained as a tailor in Germany. Her creativity with fabric and design made her a sought-after dressmaker in Atlanta.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Raphael; her parents, Albert and Susanna Götz; and her sister, Hilde Götz. She is survived by her children, Inge Raphael Rothschild of Highland Park, Ill., and Lillie Raphael Janko of Atlanta; grandchildren Bruce Rothschild (Sherri Shapiro) of Atlanta, Kathy Rothschild (Jim) Klein of Northbrook, Ill., Steven Rothschild of North Andover, Mass., Susan Rothschild of Atlanta, Paige Janko (David) Peritt of Skokie, Ill., Shawn (Angie) Janko of Atlanta, and Dena Janko (Mark) Cohen of Atlanta; and great-grandchildren Amy Rothschild, Diane Rothschild, Scott Rothschild, Daniel (Cassandra) Lettenberger-Klein, David Klein, Laura Klein, Sam Rothschild, Ariel Peritt, Ilana Peritt, Charlie Janko, Katie Janko, Jack Janko, Grey Cohen and Sidney Cohen.

Sign the online guestbook at A memorial service will be held Sunday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the William Breman Jewish Home or Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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