Deceased Information


    Dorothy Krakow

    Dvorah bat Shmuel v Sarah

  • AGE



    Saturday, January 20, 2018 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, January 23, 2018


    1:00 PM


    Memorial Service Only


    Shiva will be held at the home of Joyce and Bernie Bogrow on Tuesday and Wednesday evening following the service at 7:00 PM

    7135 Cherry Bluff Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350



    Dorothy Elaine Krakow, 97, John’s Creek, died January 20, 2018. Dorothy Goldman was born in Detroit, Michigan to loving parents, Sadie (Siegel) and Sam Goldman. They moved to Chicago where she later graduated from Hyde Park High School. Attendance at the University of Michigan was cut short when WWll broke out. Dorothy met her beloved husband, George, on a blind date, orchestrated by both of their fathers, in Oct 1940. She came home that night and announced, “This is the man I am going to marry!” The war interrupted their courtship and she was forced to endure 3 1/2 anguished years of waiting for his return from the Pacific, (Gilbert Islands, Hawaii, and Iwo Jima) where he served in the Army Air Corps. They were married 6 days after his return on Nov 30, 1945 in Boston. Dorothy worked for the American-Christian Palestine Committee in Boston prior to the birth of son, Richard in 1947. She continued as a homemaker, raising Richard, followed by Joyce and Joannie. The family relocated to N. Miami Beach, Fla in 1957 and then, in 1965, moved to Atlanta, where the family has continued to reside since then. As a member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and, later, The Temple, Dorothy and George were actively involved in Chavurah and Club 50. Dorothy worked as an Executive Secretary, until retirement after 23 years, at the Atlanta Jewish Federation. An avid bridge player, Dorothy was a people person. She made a friend with everyone she met. She adored each and every member of her family and always wanted to know all the details about everyone’s life! Feisty and outspoken, she will be sorely missed by all who have known and loved her. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce Forgoston (Bernie Bogrow), daughter Joannie (David) Glazer, son Richard (Donna) Krakow, grandchildren, Nicole Forgoston, David (Judith) Forgoston, Ali Glazer, Emily (Christopher) Ettere, Paul (Melissa) Krakow, Jana (Chip) Vinson, and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband George Krakow, of blessed memory. Sign on-line guest book at A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, 1/23/18 at 1pm, with Cantor Barbara Margulis officiating, at the chapel next to Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta 30341. 770-451-4999. Shiva will be on Tuesday and Wednesday evening at 7 pm at the home of Joyce and Bernie Bogrow, 7135 Cherry Bluff Drive, Atlanta 30350. Thank you in advance for keeping the family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Hadassah Greater Atlanta ( or to Jewish Home Life Communities (

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Anna Z Blau

    Joyce & Bernie. I am so sorry to hear about Dorothy's passing. We knew each other well during our days working for Jewish agencies such as Federation. What I loved most about Dorothy was her feisty character who pulled no punches. Please know you have my condolences. Anna Blou

    January 26, 2018 , 04:27 PM

  • Pat Heys

    Although I did not know Ms. Krakow personally, I have worked along side her wonderful daughter, Joannie, for several years at North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs. Joannie models a legacy of kindness, strength and love. She is a reflection of her mother's love. Our thoughts are with you at this time of memorial of the life of Mrs. Krakos.

    January 23, 2018 , 03:53 PM

  • Ande Teeple, Compassus Hospice

    My sincere condolences on the death of your mother. It was a privilege to care for her these past months. She was a joy to visit. Wishing the family all good memories.

    January 22, 2018 , 05:16 PM

  • Bonnie Aronin

    Dear Paul, I am so sorry to hear this sad news about your grandmother. I was very fond of her. I met her whil she was working at Federation. Much later we reconnected when I taught you.She was so very proud of you and all of your accomplishments.

    January 21, 2018 , 03:08 AM

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