Sarita Kasriel, 66, of Atlanta

Sarita Kasriel, 66, of Atlanta


Sarita Kasriel, 66, will be missed by all who knew her. After a long and valiant fight against two types of cancer, she died peacefully at Atlanta Hospice on Feb. 20, 2014. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she is the daughter of Dr. Robert H. Kasriel, of blessed memory, and Ernestine Kasriel. She graduated from Emory University with a degree in biology and an additional degree from Georgia State University. With her scientific mind, her work at the research labs at Emory was a natural fit. Sarita was proud to be a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and enjoyed the camaraderie of the minyan regulars. She was the primary and loving caretaker of her mother and father for many years and rescued and adopted her dog, Curly, from the streets. In addition to her mother, Sarita is survived by her brother, David Kasriel and sister-in-law, Catherine Rhodes Kasriel; and nephews, Joseph Kasriel and his wife, Tania Celis Leyva, all of Atlanta, and Daniel Kasriel and his partner, Anthony Coleman, of New Orleans. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327,; or Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, Graveside services were held 11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 21 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.

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