Deceased Information


    Paula Sandfelder

  • AGE



    Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, August 23, 2021


    10:30 AM





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    Paula Roslyn (nee Matusow) Sandfelder, age 86, passed away peacefully August 18, 2021, after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Paula was born March 20, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was married to Martin “Marty” Sandfelder for 42 years; he preceded her in death in 2000. They lived in New York City and Poughkeepsie, NY and moved to Atlanta in 1976. In 1988, they moved to Hong Kong for five years for what they called their “big adventure”.

    Paula valued education and was always intellectually curious. She was a graduate of Syracuse University where she studied International Relations and Political Science. When she was in her 40’s, Paula attended Emory University where she earned a master’s degree in library science. While in Hong Kong, Paula organized and catalogued the Hong Kong Synagogue’s library and was involved in synagogue life. Upon her return to Atlanta, Paula was a research librarian at Georgia Perimeter College where she worked with and assisted many students in their studies. Following her retirement, Paula was involved in her grandchildren’s activities and lives. Paula was an avid reader especially as her physical condition deteriorated.

    Paula is survived by her children, Michele Sandfelder Mogilski, David Sandfelder, (Bonnie) and Robert Sandfelder (Isabelle). Paula adored her grandchildren, Cara, Ben, Jeremy, Amanda, Dylan and Daniel and always encouraged their talents. She is also survived by her sister, Vivian, 93 of Philadelphia, PA, her sister-in-law, Eileen (nee Sandfelder) Finestone of Pittsburgh, PA and her nieces and nephews.

    Graveside services will be held at Arlington Memorial Park on Monday, August 23, at 10:30 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Syracuse University Library, the Emory University Library or Hadassah. A Zoom link for the funeral will be posted on Dressler’s website at Arrangements by Dressler Funeral Care, 770.451.4999.


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  • The Dressler Family

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

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  • Rabbi Donald Tam

    To Michele and all the family go my sincere condolences on the passing of Paula Sanfelder. I knew her for many years as a bright woman interested in everything around her and especially the Jewish world. When Paula was feeling well, if I offered a class in anything of Jewish content, she would most likely be present, listening intently, and most likely come to me as class was breaking to share with me some of her thoughts on the subject. She was interesting, well informed, a good hearted and thoughtful woman and courageous besides. As her disease followed its usual path, I do not remember Paula ever complaining to me - only her frustration at the increasingly limited mobility it forced upon her. A rabbi meets many people through the years of his rabbinate. Paula is one whom I will never forget, whose presence in the room of study and our Synagogue was always felt. I will miss very much, not seeing her and talking with her. Her death is a severe loss to her family, but a personal loss to me as well. I will always associate her with my own path through the years: sometimes a student, sometimes my teacher, always an interesting, strong personality and a good person. May those who mourn her death be comforted among all those who mourn in Zion and Jerusalem.

  • Mark Finestone

    Wanted to share some photos of Paula and family - thoughts and prayers are with our Cousins Michelle, Robert and David and their families

  • Isabelle Sandfelder

    Paula was such a wonderful mother in-law, always nice and caring. I will miss her dearly.

  • Fred Glusman

    My condolences to the family..I remember Paula when I worked at Berman..What a lovely person... Penina bas Rivka was adelight ..May her memory be for a blessing....

  • Susan Shuler

    Robert, David and Michele, I am so sorry to learn of Paula’s passing. In some ways it was a blessing, after such a long battle with Parkinson’s. Yet I will miss her, as I do Marty. Your parents were always so good to me, and I love them dearly. I am sorry that COVid prevented me from seeing Paula again. May your many wonderful memories sustain you on this time of grief. With love, Susan Shuler

  • The Kramarow Family

    Paula was a treasured friend of our family. We are very sad and will miss her. We send sympathy and comfort to you.

  • Lisa Rosenbaum

    With deepest sympathy for your loss. Wishing you comfort and sharing in your sorrow. May the love of those around you give you strength and peace and may your Mom's memory be a blessing.

  • Philip wendkos

    I mourn the passing of Paula. I recall her being active in the Jewish community. Atlanta has lost a good Jewess. Yehi zikhro baruch

  • David Sandfelder

    Some images of mom...

  • Doris & Marty Goldstein

    We meet Paula and Marty and their family when they first came to Atlanta so many years ago. Paula was smart and always had intelligent comments on the world. Sorry to have lost track of her in recent years but will always remember her fondly. Sincere condolences to the family.

  • Jonathan Walker and the Technical Leader team at Cisco

    We were very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathies and wishes for peace.

  • Scott & Rebecca Finestone

    We're thinking of all of you at this difficult time and sending our prayers and thoughts.

  • Angela Finestone

    Lots of love, support and prayers for peace and comfort coming your way! Our deepest sympathies. Ross. Angela. Hannah. Luke.

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