Obituary: Samuel Kron

Obituary: Samuel Kron

He was a Holocaust survivor from Latvia who moved to Atlanta in 1978 and was proud to be an American.

Samuel Kron, age 90, of Atlanta passed peacefully in his home on the 19th of Kislev 5778, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

A Holocaust survivor from Riga, Latvia, Sam made the journey to Atlanta in 1978, where he made a home with his wife and children. A proud new American, Sam loved to spend his time with his family. Sam was the gentlest man you could ever meet, and he leaves behind an even bigger legacy. He was what one would call a true mensch.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Rachel; daughter Faina and Alex Sporn; son Jacob and Sasha Kron; and grandchildren Elana, Michaela, Abigail, Marc and Sabi.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holocaust Survivors Fund at Jewish Family & Career Services, as well as Weinstein Hospice. A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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