Obituary: Sylvia Goldstein

Obituary: Sylvia Goldstein

Sylvia Goldstein (Swartzman) of Atlanta passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

A Brooklyn native, she married Jack Goldstein of Atlanta in 1947. They were married for 68 years until his passing in November 2015. They started their family in Atlanta on Atlanta Avenue and later settled in Silver Spring, Md. They also enjoyed vacation homes in Ocean City, Md., and Boynton Beach, Fla. Sylvia and Jack returned to Atlanta four years ago and resided at the Renaissance on Peachtree.

Sylvia worked in various government positions, her favorite being the Armed Forces Biological Institute, and later in life she earned an associate’s degree. She loved traveling and cruising with her husband and visited her daughter in Israel several times. She enjoyed many hobbies and crafts, including playing piano, singing, ice skating, sewing, needlepointing, knitting and doing papier-mâché. She was also an avid reader and carried on lively discussions about current events and politics. She was an excellent cook and served her family a full four-course dinner every night of the week. Sylvia was loving, witty and devoted to her husband and family. She treasured Skyping and Facetiming with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her three children, Dianne Peikin (Stan) of Fairfax, Va., Dr. Michael Goldstein (Fern) of Atlanta and Griffin, Ga., and Nancy Ely (David) of Ra’anana, Israel; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She will forever be remembered. She will forever be missed. The family would like to express thanks to Sylvia’s caregivers, Hattie Marcel, Linda Magee and Karrie Grierson, for their warm, professional and loving attention. They also wish to express their appreciation for the compassionate care provided by everyone associated with Gentiva Hospice.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association. Graveside services were held Friday, Sept. 23, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Ronald Bluming officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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