Obituary: Zelda Benator, 91

Obituary: Zelda Benator, 91

Zelda Cadranel Benator of Atlanta passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017.

Zelda was born May 28, 1925, to Emily and Isaac Cadranel. She was preceded in death by her devoted and loving husband, Morris Benator, whom she grew up next door to and was married to for 47 years. Together they built a beautiful family, to whom they were devoted, and were fortunate to be able to travel together, as they loved cruises and visiting other countries, once their children were older and out of school. Zelda was a lifelong member of Congregation Or VeShalom and an active member of the OVS Sisterhood.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Nace Cadranel, and sisters Regina Koppel and Becky Varon. She is survived by her children, Mark Benator, Larry Benator and Marilyn (Bill) Rubin; grandchildren Marissa and Erica Rubin and Rebecca and Brooke Benator; stepchildren Barry (Eileen) Benator and Gene (Patty) Benator; grandchildren Seth, Sarah, Brian and Jaime; great-grandchildren Sam, Matan, Leah and Rina; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom. Graveside services were held Thursday, Jan. 19, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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