Walter Strauss, 94, died peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Walter is survived by his devoted wife of 64 years, Estelle; his two daughters, Michelle and Sandra; his two grandchildren, Brandon and Mitchell; and his brother, Henry. He had many friends, nieces and nephews, and “bonus” children and grandchildren who loved him greatly and whom he loved. Walter was always optimistic and fought back from adversity throughout his life quietly and with grace. Walter was born in Alsfeld, Germany in 1923. He left Germany in 1936, at the age of 13 after gaining a sponsor in America. His father, Albert, mother, Martha and his brother, Henry, were able to escape Germany to Africa. His sister, Hana Lore, was killed in a concentration camp in Poland. Walter moved to Atlanta from Bluefield, W.V. After high school, he enlisted as a translator of German for the U.S. Army. When he returned, he started a men’s and boy’s clothing store in downtown Atlanta, Walter’s Clothing. Walter and his business have become icons in Atlanta, known for their tennis shoes and a “good deal.” His grandsons continue the family business with their father, Jeff Steinbook. Walter lived his life with generosity and the belief that everyone should be treated equally with respect and dignity. This is how he ran his business; this is how he taught the young ones; this is how he lived his life. Walter will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and all who knew him. The family would like to thank all of the people who cared for and supported Walter daily in the last years of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any charity supporting community and justice. A funeral service was held Thursday, July 26, 2018, at Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.