Deceased Information


    Shirley Schiffer

    Shaindle bat Chana v Avram

  • AGE



    Friday, December 08, 2017 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, December 10, 2017


    12:15 PM



    Shiva will be held at the home of Shirley and Edwin Schiffer on Sunday and Monday. Minyan will be at 7:00 pm.



    Shirley Schiffer, 73, Sandy Springs, passed away peacefully at her home with her husband holding her hand. She was stricken with a virulent form of lung cancer. Shirley was born the middle of three sisters to the late Alfred and Hanni Schiff in Marietta, PA and moved to New York City as a young child. Her lifelong ambition was to become a registered nurse in order to help others. Having both RN and BS degrees in Nursing, Shirley used her skills and inherent compassion to help the people she loved the most: her family, her friends, and her patients. Professionally, Shirley was a Clinic Supervisor at Children’s Medical Services, a state agency providing medical care to indigent children with long-term handicaps. After retiring, she applied these same skills and love of children on a volunteer basis at Children’s Healthcare and Northside Hospital. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was to serve as a compassionate and knowledgeable adviser to the family and friends who were fortunate to be in her circle. Shirley was the rock and resource who provided advice and counsel, not only on medical issues, but also on enjoying life itself. Her warm smile, calming voice, infectious laugh, outstanding intelligence and tremendous compassion were sought by many. Even those who did not know her personally benefitted from her caring and generosity. Shirley was the visionary of the Alfred and Hanni Schiff Preschool , which provides high quality early education to the families of Temple Emanu-El of Atlanta. She also joined her husband, Edwin, in establishing the Nathan and Mollie Schiffer Camp Scholarship Fund, which provides children with the opportunity to attend summer camp. Through both of these programs Shirley’s positive impact will remain broad and everlasting. To Shirley, family always came first and she is survived by her husband of 52 years, Edwin; her eldest son, Jarad, his wife, Lauren and their children, Rachel and Julia (Ren); and her younger son, Adam, his wife, Karen, and their sons: Alex and Jacob. She is also survived by her sisters: Paula and Helen, their respective husbands: Stanley Popeil and Nicholas Chambers and her brother-in-law, Dr. Kenneth Schiffer and his wife, Marcia. In addition, she leaves behind seven nephews and nieces and seventeen great nephews and nieces, all of whom she cared for dearly. Shirley was a family person, first and foremost. Sign online guest book at In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Schiff Preschool at Temple Emanu-El, 1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30350; National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 950 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30326; or Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm at Temple Emanuel with interment to follow at Arlington Memorial Park. Rabbi Spike Anderson, Rabbi Scott Colbert and Cantor Lauren Adesnick officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Vicki & Skip Atkinson

    Dear Ed and Family, I felt honored to work with Shirley at Northside Hospital. She was special in every way. All the beautiful words at her funeral sum up the beautiful person Shirley was. She will live in our memory and hearts. May her beautiful memory bring you comfort,

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Bob and Bea Grossman

    Ed and family, we are terribly sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Judy and Dick Fenster

    The world needs more people like Shirley; we wish we had know her. Our condolences to Ed and to the rest of the family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Marcia & Bob Klein

    We are so sorry for you loss

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Jeff & Karen Mesquita

    Shirley was a wonderful friend. We will surely miss all the holidays, and events we have spent with Her, Ed, and the family. With heart felt sympathy. Karen & Jeff Mesquita

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Marv and Randi Mazer

    Ed and Family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM