Deceased Information


    Leon Goldstein

    Sevi ben Avraham

  • AGE



    Friday, January 07, 2022 (After Sunset)


    Sunday, January 09, 2022


    11:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 878 7053 9997

    Passcode: 392164


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    Meeting ID: 827 1495 9267

    Passcode: aashiva

    Leon's children and family appreciate your love and care during this difficult time.



    Leon Goldstein was born in Atlanta to Abe and Ruby Goldstein on October 15, 1925. After serving in the navy and going to Emory University, he met his wife Betty Cohen Goldstein, z’l and were married for 68 years and had four children – Bobby, Steven, Gail and Janet.  Leon worked in the family business, Prior Tire Company until he retired in ­1999.  He always said, “I failed in retirement,” and took pride in his work as a mediator at the Justice Center of Atlanta. He was involved in B’nai Brith, ADL and Ahavath Achim Synagogue.  He was known for his kindness and optimistic attitude. He was an avid reader of academic nonfiction and shared deep conversations with his grandchildren.  He was best known for his daily responses to “how ya’ doing?”  NEVER BETTER.  His best Never Better times were when he was with family and dear friends. He loved being with his wife Betty.   He loved travelling with “The Bums” childhood friends, going to the lake house and to Hilton Head with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  In his later life, he enjoyed breakfast with his new friends at The Piedmont and sitting on the bench at Chastain Park with Marilyn Landau.  Leon Goldstein is survived by children, Bobby (Liz) Goldstein, Steven (Karen) Goldstein, Gail (Lyons) Heyman, Janet (Sam, z’l, Richard Friedman) Schatten and grandchildren Jared (Amanda) Heyman, Adam (Kim) Goldstein, Mindy (Lou Metcalf) Goldstein, Sherri (James) Nighbert, Scott Heyman, Jeff (Kimary) Schatten, Blair (Zack) Beasley, Alan Schatten, Carly (Roy) Godzanker, Todd Schatten, Michael (Yani) Schatten, sister Betty Ann Shusterman, sister-in-law Harriet Miller, and 11 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.  Graveside services will take place 11:00 am, Sunday, January 9th at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs and viewable via Zoom link posted by Dressler's website for those who prefer to attend virtually.  Leon's children and family appreciate your love and care during this difficult time.  Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. 

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Ruth Greenberg & Family

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family.

    January 15, 2022 , 04:58 AM

  • Gary Jackson

    "Uncle Leon" was a special friend to everyone. He will be missed. May his memory be as a blessing.

    January 15, 2022 , 04:06 AM

  • Kim Goldsmith

    Hi cousin ....I hear his greeting and see his smile. Always interested in us and interesting. His memory is a blessing to so many. My sympathy to his kids and grandkids.

    January 12, 2022 , 01:16 AM

  • Cory & Alan Begner

    Dearest cousins, Bobby, Stephen, Gail, Janet, Betty Ann and all of your families, Please accept our condolences for Leon's death. He was just one of those people with whom we always looked forward to spending a bit of time. Seems that everyone did! No doubt that his memory will bring many blessings to all of you as well as to everyone's lives touched by his.

    January 11, 2022 , 08:17 PM

  • Dinah Saul Welch

    Roslyn Saul and family send condolences to the Goldstein family. He will be remembered as always having a smile and kind thought.

    January 10, 2022 , 11:36 PM

  • Gail Harris

    To Janet, Gail, Steven, Bobby, Betty Ann, and the Goldstein family, I am so sorry to learn of Leon's passing after a life well lived. May your lifetime of rich memories sustain you at this sad time.

    January 10, 2022 , 07:50 PM

  • Stacey and Rick Rubin

    Sorry for your loss. May his memory be as a blessing.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:52 PM

  • Ronnie Spiegelman

    To the Goldstein family, my condolences to you on the loss of Leon. He was memorable in so many ways. I, like so many friends of his children, was lucky enough to experience dinner and conversation . The interplay between family members reminded me of debates in parliament. He set a tone that all his children followed. He will be missed.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:33 PM

  • Sandy Epstein and Elizabeth Appley

    We were so sorry to learn of Leon's death. When I was a little boy he was the only one my father would consider buying a tire from. We know he will be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

    January 10, 2022 , 04:34 PM

  • Pamela Gottfried

    Sending love and condolences to the whole family. Leon's passing is both a personal loss and a loss to the community. May his memory and legacy be a blessing. Pamela & David

    January 10, 2022 , 04:26 PM

  • Margery DIAMOND

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Goldstein family. Leon's smile is a vivid memory. Hugs.

    January 09, 2022 , 11:35 PM

  • Deborah Lauter

    Leon embodied a life well lived. He was kind, generous, humorous, and passionate about making the world a better place. I was grateful to have him as a friend and mentor. For years now when someone asks me how I am, I answer "Never Better!" and try to pay forward his positive attitude. May your memories of this extraordinary man and the love of family and friends sustain you during this sad time.

    January 09, 2022 , 09:33 PM

  • Carol Kroloff Goldstein & Joel Goldstein

    We are so sorry, about the passing away. of .Leon, who was a gentleman, in every sense of the word. He certainly lived a long and fruitful life. May he be a blessing to all of us.

    January 09, 2022 , 09:22 PM

  • Phyllis & Morton Levine

    We're so sorry about Leon's passing. We just spoke to him. He was a roll-model for so many others. We will miss him.

    January 09, 2022 , 09:05 PM

  • Mark Rivkin

    Steve and Karen, so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Please know that your old friends are thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time, Mark & Chris.

    January 09, 2022 , 08:02 PM


    Dear members of this wonderful family - We are grateful to have known Leon and Betty, and even more grateful for the legacy they left our community in each of you, their heirs. We hope that memories with be consoling. With sympathy, Elaine and Jerry

    January 09, 2022 , 07:36 PM

  • Karen and Andy Edlin

    Sending our condolences to the entire family, May all the wonderful memories of Leon be with you all forever. Sending hugs.

    January 09, 2022 , 07:01 PM

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Sincere condolences to the entire family on the loss of your beloved Leon. He was truly an inspiration to all whose lives he touched. His smile was warm, his eyes twinkled and his soul was genuine. He and Betty are reunited for eternity. May sweet memories bring comfort to the family.

    January 09, 2022 , 05:58 PM

  • Janice Metzel

    Dearest Bobby, Steven, Gail and Janet; sending you all, my deepest sympathies, I am so sorry for your great loss of your dear sweet Father A'H. I pray your memories of so many wonderful times together, sustains you during this time. His memory will live on for blessing. May you all find comfort soon.

    January 09, 2022 , 05:25 PM

  • Harold and Janis Kirtz

    Leon was a terrific person, always interested in what was happening with each individual and in the community. His care about people and principles, which is ever more needed today, will be missed. And his positive attitude about life will continue to have an impact us. Our deepest condolences to the family. May his memory be for a blessing.

    January 09, 2022 , 04:51 PM

  • scott shmikler

    babs maza

    January 09, 2022 , 03:59 PM

  • Walter and Sharon Spiegel

    Sharon and I feel so fortunate to have been part of the extended Goldstein family and to have experienced Leon’s warmth and graciousness first hand. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May Leon’s memory always be for a blessing.

    January 09, 2022 , 03:58 PM

  • Chuck Kroloff

    Leon was my smart, funny, affable, family-loving, energetic, values-laden, humane, older cousin whom I admired and adored. His impact on me was enduring. I cherished every moment that I was with him. Chuck Kroloff

    January 09, 2022 , 03:51 PM

  • Edie Primm

    The Justice Center of Atlanta has lost one of its most effective and beloved mediators and I have lost a dear friend. My love and condolences to all of the Goldstein family.

    January 09, 2022 , 03:45 PM

  • Linda S Diamond

    Janet, Gail, Bobby and Steven, so sorry to hear about your beloved father. Sending our thoughts and hugs to your family. Leon will be missed!

    January 09, 2022 , 03:33 PM

  • Shelley Rose

    Bobby, Gail and Goldstein family, I am so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He was a remarkable person and we will all miss him.

    January 09, 2022 , 03:30 PM

  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Leon. My family alway bought our tires from him. The Goldstein family are in my thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace.

    January 09, 2022 , 02:53 PM

  • greg schatten

    My condolences to the Goldstein family. Your father and grandfather was intelligent, wise and compassionate, and a joy to be with.

    January 09, 2022 , 02:21 PM

  • Charlotte and Joe Marcus

    Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. He was an amazing example to all. Joe and I loved our weekly Saturday torah studies with Leon who sat next to Joe every Saturday before Covid. His "Never Better" was something we all looked forward to whenever we saw him. He will truly be missed.

    January 09, 2022 , 02:13 PM

  • Sylvia Friedman

    Sincerest sympathy to the Goldstein family on your loss of Leon. It was always a pleasure to see him at the Tuesday morning Torah study class at shul. May he rest in peace.

    January 09, 2022 , 01:44 PM

  • Carolyn Lippman

    Janet, Gail, and the entire Goldstein family, Sending love, thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this sad time. May you be blessed and comforted with wonderful memories of Leon. Love, Carolyn

    January 09, 2022 , 12:32 PM

  • Faith Shatzman

    So sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a nice man, always upbeat and a pleasure to do work for. I had a soft spot for him because he reminded me of my own dad when it came to paying taxes. May your fond memories always keep him close.

    January 09, 2022 , 05:12 AM

  • Ilene Zier

    The Bocks and the Goldsteins have been intertwined forever. Janet, Gail and Family, Leon was a force of nature and so sorry he is gone. Love to you all. Ilene zier r

    January 09, 2022 , 03:34 AM

  • Craig and Jane Aronoff

    To the Goldstein family, your dad led a great life. I feel fortunate to have known him. His memory is certainly a blessing to all of you.

    January 09, 2022 , 03:20 AM

  • Elise Eplan

    Our dad, Leon Eplan, was a first cousin of Leon Goldstein, and they shared a wonderful lifelong affection for each other. Leon always had a twinkle in his eye and a kind word. Sending my love to all of you.

    January 09, 2022 , 12:58 AM

  • Bill (andAdrianne) Silver

    Abe and Rubye’s son, Betty Ann’s brother and my first cousin. A fine person who has left a wonderful legacy. My condolences to all.

    January 09, 2022 , 12:31 AM

  • Philip Wendkos

    What a grievous loss for the Jewish community of Atlanta Yehi zikhro barukh

    January 09, 2022 , 12:19 AM

  • Philip Wendkos

    What a grievous loss for the Jewish community of Atlanta Yehi zikhro barukh

    January 09, 2022 , 12:19 AM

  • Susan Perlman

    Sending my thoughts and condolences to Janet and the Goldstein family. I have so many wonderful memories of the times spent at the Goldstein home while growing up. Your father was a sweet and gentle soul.

    January 08, 2022 , 11:46 PM

  • Janis Zagoria

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.....what a special man. I remember his warm smile and deep love of family. Sending love and prayers.

    January 08, 2022 , 11:42 PM

  • Mark & Karen Kaplan

    Dear Janet, Gail, Bobby & Steven, all the Kaplans are heartbroken over your Dad's passing. Uncle Leon was a tremendous influence in my parents lives, and in my life. He was at all my lifecycle events, and shared in my kids' special times as well. He always had something wise, positive & kind to say. He was a powerful example, and will be missed. Wishing you love & peace during this time.

    January 08, 2022 , 10:38 PM

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    With heartfelt condolences and love on (cousin) Leon’s passing … whose thankfulness and optimism were “ Never Better” and always “Good To Be Seen”

    January 08, 2022 , 10:22 PM

  • Toby Harris

    Sending my deepest sympathies to Janet and family. He led a rich and full life but the loss is still deep and painful. Let all the love around you and your memories hold you.

    January 08, 2022 , 10:05 PM

  • Marsha and Chuck Vrono

    Dear Goldstein family, We are sooo sad to hear of the passing of your dear dear dad, our community has lost one of the greats!!! He leaves behind a tremendous legacy and I know lots and lots of wonderful memories. Sending big hugs !! Love Marsha and Chuck

    January 08, 2022 , 09:52 PM

  • Alfred Bernstein

    One of the finest men I have ever known. If you were looking for role model, Leon Goldstein would be near the top of the list. We won't see the likes of a man like this.

    January 08, 2022 , 09:17 PM

  • Bruce and Vickie Reisman

    We lived across the street from Betty and Leon for over 25 years. He would always greet us with a “Howdy Neighbors” even after he sold his house. It was an honor to have known both of them. Sending love to all of the Goldstein family.

    January 08, 2022 , 09:13 PM

  • Phillip Rosalind Ira Haber

    We greive along with the family. We have lost the best in a friend and

    January 08, 2022 , 09:04 PM

  • Bruce Alterman

    So many wonderful memories of growing up next door to “Uncle Leon” So sorry for you loss. Bruce

    January 08, 2022 , 08:56 PM

  • Dave abs Sandy Abrams

    Dear Betty Ann and entire Goldstein family Our heartfelt love and condolences I remember Leon as a Founding Father of a group of 5 year olds “Father and Sons” some 62 years ago. I was asked to be their leader. And what did I know about 5 years olds? Leon helped me guide the group always willing to help dealing with problems ,his friendship and understanding. Leon thank you for helping me be their leader. After 13 years and a few name changes the group became AZA 134,

    January 08, 2022 , 08:20 PM

  • Wendy Rich Light

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss ! My Sympathy to the entire family.

    January 08, 2022 , 07:45 PM

  • Joy Saperstein Salenfriend

    Janet, Gail, Steven, Bobby and family, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember your big, happy family from when we were all young. I know you will miss him terribly. I hope wonderful memories will help sustain you during this difficult time.

    January 08, 2022 , 07:12 PM

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    Janet, Gail, Steven, Bobby and all the family: Your dad was a wonderful man who was an example to all of us in the neighborhood and beyond. Know you have some wonderful memories of both your parents. Much love and so sorry for your loss.

    January 08, 2022 , 06:35 PM

  • Judith and Mark Taylor

    He has always been here and always a voice for good. We will miss him! Love to all of you.

    January 08, 2022 , 06:04 PM

  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Leon was such a great person to know. He was always interested in what you had to say and your involvement in various activities. He was my mentor at the Synagogue and the Justice Center of Atlanta. We will miss him very much.

    January 08, 2022 , 05:56 PM

  • Myron& Laura Lee Dwoskin

    We have all lost a great man. We've never met anyone with such energy, and intelligence, and interesting to talk to as Leon. May he rest in peace.

    January 08, 2022 , 05:47 PM

  • Paul Posner Social Circle, Ga

    My deepest sympathies to the family.

    January 08, 2022 , 05:41 PM

  • Irene Aronin

    So sorry for you loss. Leon always had a smile for everyone. Whenever I asked how he was, he always gave the same response. "Never better!" May his memory be for a blessing.

    January 08, 2022 , 04:59 PM

  • Rita Franco-Gilbert

    Dear Janet & Goldstein family, So sorry for your loss. I remember many fond days being at your home with your dad & his sweet warm smile,especially at Martini Hour! You were so fortunate to have him as a father for 96yrs! May his memory be a blessing.

    January 08, 2022 , 04:57 PM

  • Lynn Friedman

    To the entire Goldstein Family - May he rest in peace. Certainly will be missed by many people outside the family as well. He was blessed with an infectious smile to go with his sense of humor. And then, imagine - sharing his wisdom by starting a new "career" in Mediation when in his 90's! Baruch Dayan Emet. Sincerely, Lynn

    January 08, 2022 , 04:40 PM

  • Philip karlick

    So sorry to hear about Leon. You know he was a dear man, loved by all. Close Goldstein clan, my sympathies to you all. Sus and philip

    January 08, 2022 , 04:37 PM

  • Barbara Gold

    Leon was one of my favorites. He was a smart, funny, and sweet man. Sending my deepest sympathy and love to all of the Goldstein family.

    January 08, 2022 , 04:26 PM

  • Sandra Adair

    Dear Betty Ann and Family, So sorry to hear about cousin, Leon. He was an lovely man, always with a smile on his face. My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family. Sandra

    January 08, 2022 , 04:14 PM

  • Linda Ulman Frank and Bill

    Dear BettyAnn and the entire Goldstein family…We had the honor and pleasure of getting to know Leon through his sister BettyAnn. He was such a lovely and sweet man. He always smiled and always took the time to talk to us and others around him. He and his wife Betty were incredible parents and passed the legacy down. You don’t have to look too far…just look at their children. We send our love and deepest sympathy. May the precious memories you shared together lift you up and comfort you. Love, Linda Ulman Frank and Bill

    January 08, 2022 , 03:58 PM

  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Sending heartfelt sympathy on the loss of such an incredible man. Leon leaves his family such a beautiful legacy. Always loved seeing him at AJFF movies enjoying life! An inspiration to us all. "Memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul"

    January 08, 2022 , 03:57 PM

  • Jerry isikoff

    So sorry for your loss. I recall both your parents quite well while growing up in Atlanta. Jerry

    January 08, 2022 , 03:55 PM

  • Pat and Jack Balser

    From the time that Leon was advisor to our Young Judaea chapter and our Sunday School teacher his humor, wisdom and caring never changed. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We know that his memory will be a true blessing always.

    January 08, 2022 , 03:51 PM

  • Hugh Rawn

    Gail and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Betty and Leon were such very dear friends of my parents for so many years. He was such a sweet man and I know he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers will be you and your family during this difficult time. Hugh and Ann Rawn

    January 08, 2022 , 03:42 PM


    I am so sad to hear that Leon is gone. He was a wonderful man and it was an honor to know him. How lucky you all are to have the amazing memories he has left behind, I know they will be a comfort to all of you.

    January 08, 2022 , 03:40 PM

  • Cathy Aronoff

    Gail and family….sending my thoughts, my prayers, my love. Your Dad was a special man and your cherished memories are truly a gift.

    January 08, 2022 , 03:37 PM

  • Ray Alyssa Rothman

    My deepest sympathies to read about the passing of Leon. He will be missed by all. May his memory be a blessing.

    January 08, 2022 , 03:34 PM

  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte,NC

    My Condolences To The Goldstein Family

    January 08, 2022 , 03:33 PM

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