Deceased Information


    Dr. Ralph Klopper

  • AGE



    Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, November 14, 2021




    Arlington Memorial Park


    Shiva will be held at Ruth and Ralph's home following the service.

    925 Edgewater Trail, Sandy Springs 30328.



    Ralph Maurice Klopper, M.D.,age 86, died Nov. 10, 2021, from complications of multiple myeloma. In addition to his parents, Sara and Oscar Klopper, he was predeceased by his sister Tammie Klopper.

    Ralph, born in Kansas City, Mo., attended the U. of Missouri as a premed, followed by the U. of Mo. Medical school, fulfilling a lifelong dream that began as a young child to become a physician. His post medical school training was at Duke U. Medical Center, and later the joint psychoanalytic program at Emory University/Columbia U. in NY . He was a board-certified psychoanalyst and training analyst and spent many years in private practice. He was assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Emory U. medical school, a teaching analyst at Emory U. Psychoanalytic Institute, and past president of the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Society. Ralph had a wonderful, quick sense of humor and a wide range of interests including worldwide travel, classical music, gourmet food, old movies, golf, and jogging. A longtime member of Temple Sinai, he supported Jewish causes throughout his lifetime.

    Ralph is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth. They met when Ruth was 16, dated through college, and married during medical school. He is also survived by his sons Mark Klopper, wife Michele, granddaughter, Ilana; son Joshua Klopper, wife Elizabeth, granddaughters Nava and Tessa; and brother-in-law Larry Friedman.
    Donations, if desired, may be made to the Emory Winship Cancer Institute.  A graveside funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14th at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Ron Segal officiating.  Shiva will follow the service at Ruth and Ralph's home at 925 Edgewater Trail, Sandy Springs 30328.  Arrangements by Dressler's, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Cheryl & Norman Abrams

    Ralph was a wise mentor to me during my residency. Smart, gentle, kind, principled, unflappable about his mission of helping those in pain. A good man who made a difference in many lives. He will be missed.

    November 12, 2021 , 11:14 PM

  • Paul Scharff and Polly Fraser

    Our sympathy for the lossof a very fine man, husband, and father.

    November 11, 2021 , 05:44 PM

  • Jeffrey Korotkin MD

    I am so sorry to hear about Dr Kloppers death. He helped me in many ways. He was an exceptional physician. My condolences to the family

    November 11, 2021 , 02:00 PM

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you, Ruth and your family. May Ralph's Memory be for a Blessing.

    November 11, 2021 , 03:12 AM

  • Mimi Siegel

    Dear Ruth I am very sorry to hear the sad news . Ralph was a great man . My thoughts and prayers are with you. Many hugs Mimisiegel

    November 11, 2021 , 02:01 AM

  • Ron & Maxine Rosen

    Ruth,our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.Ralph was a special man with a great sense of humor.May his memory always be for a blessing

    November 10, 2021 , 09:06 PM

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