Obituary: Shirley Ann Goff

Obituary: Shirley Ann Goff

The proud Atlanta native and Girls' High graduate was the first Volunteer of the Year at Ahavath Achim.

Shirley Ann Drucker Goff of Atlanta passed away Friday, March 31, 2017.

She was born July 23, 1928, the daughter of Mollye Rodbell Drucker and Charles Drucker. A proud native of Atlanta, she grew up on Boulevard and attended Smiley Elementary and Bass Junior High. Shirley graduated cum laude from Girls’ High in 2½ years. Agnes Scott College awarded her a scholarship, but she entered the workforce to support her family. Her career culminated as executive secretary to Mr. Peter J. Stelling of the well-known J.P. Allen department store.

Shirley was an avid athlete, playing a fearsome game of tennis as a lifetime member of the Standard Club. She enjoyed a wide circle of lifelong friends, loved playing bridge and had the opportunity to travel the world extensively. Shirley was the longest-serving volunteer at her synagogue, Ahavath Achim, which named her its first-ever Volunteer of the Year.

She is survived by her children, Kimberly, Kevin and his wife, Patty, and Jonathan and his wife, Alice; and by her granddaughter, Molly. A measure of the love that she engendered in them is their devotion to her throughout her illness. Also surviving are her brother, Milton Drucker of Los Angeles, and oceans of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, Shirley requested that donations be made to It’s the Journey Inc., the organizer of the Atlanta 2-day Walk for Breast Cancer ( A graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs on Sunday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Friends and family are invited to gather and reminisce at her home after the service and into the afternoon. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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