Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Ralph Sacks

  • AGE

    104

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Wednesday, December 08, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Friday, December 10, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87538153827?pwd=SkdCeStDMzBMY1FUUFp2c2cwZmZ0QT09

    Meeting ID: 875 3815 3827

    Passcode: 516883

  • PLACE OF BURIAL

    Greenwood Cemetery

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    The family will sit shiva via Zoom 7:00 pm on Sunday, December 12

    Click HERE for shiva



    Meeting ID: 794 3089 0132


    Passcode: Ralph

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

    Ralph Leon Sacks, beloved uncle, passed away December 7
    at the age of 104. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sadie of 50 years. Ralph was a veteran of World War ll and served in the Canadian Army overseas in Sicily, Italy and Holland earning 5 medals for service.
    He was a gifted artist and did 75+ push-ups daily. An Atlanta resident for 80 years, he delivered meals on wheels to people younger than himself and was a leader in his community.
    Ralph was a member of Ahavath Achim synagogue and the Atlanta Symphony.
    He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
    May his memory be a blessing.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Linda Miller

    He was a special man married to a wonderful woman.May he rest in peace

    December 13, 2021 , 06:56 PM


  • Daniel Kingloff

    Ralph and Sadie were friends of my parents so I'd known them for years and years, Ralph having also been a patient of mine. His kind spirit will be missed by the many who knew him.

    December 12, 2021 , 03:36 PM


  • Helen & Michael Arnoldi

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Ralph. He was my Mother’s next door neighbor at the Renaissance and was always so friendly and kind to everyone. What a wonderful life well lived and may his memory be a blessing.

    December 10, 2021 , 10:20 PM


  • Elana Wildstein

    Ralph, You were one of my favorite people I’ve ever known. My Nana adored you and so did all of us. I will miss you forever. I know you’re up there still doing your famous push-ups. Love you always.

    December 10, 2021 , 01:10 PM


  • Roz Garber

    I fondly remember Uncle Ralph...he was so kind, patient, and generous. His smile was boundless. He and Aunt Sadie welcomed me to their home when I took my first solo trip as a teenager, and they welcomed my daughter a generation later. He was such a gracious host. He was a great storyteller and always a joy to be with.....a true gentleman.

    December 10, 2021 , 01:24 AM


  • Judith Taylor

    Ralph and my Dad, Sid Grossman, who died 12 years ago at 102, were buddies at the Renaissance. They both loved music and Ralph would drive my dad to the Symphony. He was a great and supportive friend and we will always remember him.

    December 09, 2021 , 09:36 PM


  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    A synagogue friend for many years, Ralph always showed kindness, compassion and a smile for everyone. He was genuinely happy to see and greet his Shabbat friends. His presence will be missed. Rest in peace Ralph....you have earned your place in heaven.

    December 09, 2021 , 08:55 PM


  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Ralph was an inspiration to us all, showing us that you can be strong in mind and have faith in God, no matter how weak your body begins to show signs of aging. He adored his wife Sadie, who was our son's nursery school teacher and the best of the best! May they rest in peace.

    December 09, 2021 , 06:17 PM


  • Sandy Mayer Baumwald

    Ralph was my mama's bff at The Renaissance. He was always so active and his mind was so sharp. I know people don't live forever, but I always thought Ralph would. His memory is a blessing to so many people.

    December 09, 2021 , 03:33 PM


  • Marcia Abrams

    Uncle Ralph, as he so lovingly let me call him, was an inspiration to me. Always kind, positive and caring. Tired toward the end, per doctor’s orders he finally had to stop his daily 80-100 push-ups. His mind remained strong. He was engaged in life through family, synagogue, music, art and travel. The first two he maintained to the very end. I feel honored to have known him and I will truly miss him.

    December 09, 2021 , 01:22 PM


  • Frances Galishoff

    He was a marvelous man who showed AA members from 5 years old to 95 years old how to live and thrive. Many years ago I told him that his late wife, Sadie, was my pre-K teacher and that everyone loved her. Afterwards, he never failed to say that I reminded him of her. He never failed to make you feel good about yourself.

    December 09, 2021 , 11:57 AM


  • Norman Slawsky

    Uncle Ralph's memory and mind were clear. He was able to experience Thanksgiving Dinner at Petite Violette as he has for many years and he attended a Hanukkah dinner hosted by Pam and Barry Sunday evening as well as the Cohen family Zoom Hanukkah celebration earlier that day. He was tired when we drove him home after dinner. But who would not be at 104. Ralph was an excellent role model for his demeanor and grace. Ralph really will Rest in Peace.

    December 09, 2021 , 11:27 AM


  • Steve Slawsky

    Uncle Ralph was a hero and an inspiration. His appreciation of art, music and family makes me grateful to have known him.

    December 09, 2021 , 10:53 AM


  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    It was such a pleasure to know Ralph. We sat the row behind him in the Sanctuary for years. He was interested in everyone and always extended his arm with a warm and firm handshake. The last time we were with Ralph was the Saturday we both had Aliyahs at the Torah. Ralph will be missed.

    December 09, 2021 , 04:29 AM


  • Renie S Geller

    He will be so missed, he always made everyone at Shabbat Services smile.

    December 09, 2021 , 03:52 AM


  • Michael J. Cohen

    What an extraordinary kind man. My parents and entire family loved Ralph and Sadie. So happy to have known him.

    December 09, 2021 , 03:42 AM


  • Chana Shapiro

    I have vibrant memories of Ralph Sacks --kind-hearted, outgoing, culturally engaged, intellectually curious, always cheerful and positive, open to new experiences. What a wonderful man!

    December 09, 2021 , 03:27 AM


  • Barbara Nathan

    My heart is so sad. Ralph made my Shabbat experience bright. He was such a loving man. I will miss him terribly.

    December 09, 2021 , 02:26 AM


  • ELAINE AND JERRY BLUMENTHAL

    Ralph was inspirational. We went with him on a Federation trip to Israel and became friends and admirers. We saw him two weeks ago at synagogue, and he greeted us warmly. We treasure our memories. May he rest in peace.

    December 09, 2021 , 02:22 AM


  • Doris & Marty Goldstein

    Before Covid, Ralph sat behind us every Shabbat. When we came in, he extended his hand in greeting. His handshake was as firm as a 20 yr. old and the warmth of his smile never changed. Quiet and unassuming, Ralph cared about everyone he knew and would stand to say Kaddish when someone he knew at the Renaissance apartment house died. This last time he was called to the Torah for the Levi Aliyah his voice was strong and sure. He may have needed a walker but the rest of him functioned just fine. We will be among the many who mourn his passing and remember his fondly.

    December 09, 2021 , 01:50 AM


  • Marty Oxman, Charlotte,NC

    My condolences to the Sacks Family.

    December 09, 2021 , 01:34 AM


  • Gail Solomon

    Ralph was a role model for me. It gave me such pleasure to see him come to synagogue weekly at 104. He proves that age is only a number. Synagogue won’t be the same without him. I will miss him.

    December 09, 2021 , 01:24 AM


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