Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Sanford Karesh

  • AGE

    87

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Monday, January 10, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    3:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86945561207?pwd=TFJBc2J0MFRneUhKSUlJeXlXN2pYQT09

    Meeting ID: 869 4556 1207

    Passcode: 079516

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  • OBITUARY

    Sanford Richard Karesh passed away Monday, January 10, 2022.  He was born in Augusta, Georgia on August 16, 1934 and lived a full 87 wonderful years.

    Born to Ida Karesh and Mose Karesh, Sanford was raised with sister, Sondra Karesh Pritchard.  He attended Richmond Academy for high school. Sanford received his undergraduate degree in 1956 from the University of Georgia and his law degree in 1958.  While attending law school, Sanford was elected Vice President of his senior law class.  He was admitted to the Georgia Bar Association in 1960.  

    Sanford married his lovely wife Harriet Roslyn Rothstein on March 15, 1959.  They moved to Atlanta, Georgia where they had their three beautiful children, Babs, Kenneth, and Heath.

    Sanford was a partner with Kaler & Karesh Law Firm and then Secreast, Karesh, Tate & Bicknese for 35 years.  His specialty was Commercial Real Estate, Business Law and Petroleum Law.   Sanford was a member and Head Usher at Congregation Beth Jacob for 15 years.

    Sanford was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Chairman of the Saturday afternoon Poker Club at the fraternity house.  He was always very involved with his community as a member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Bar Association, and City Club of Buckhead.

    Sanford attended every University of Georgia Football game for more than 70 years and became good friends with Vince Dooley in his later years.

    Sanford’s love was to be with his family, watching University of Georgia football and spending time at Lake Lanier with his wife and best friend, children, grandchildren, and friends! 

    His one sorrow will be that he missed Monday night’s game with UGA v. Alabama for the championship.

    Sanford’s other loves were walking with his group every Saturday and Sunday and then having breakfast.  He took many fishing trips with his buddies at Homosassa, Florida.  He enjoyed the fishing, shore lunches, playing poker and drinking good bourbon.

    Sanford was nominated “Father of the Year” by the American Diabetes Association in 2004, where 99 of his best friends came to honor him at the Fox Theatre, joined by his wife, children and grandchildren.

    Sanford was survived by his wife Harriet Roslyn Rothstein, who was THE love of his life and to whom he was married for 62+ years; his children, Barbara "Babs" Helene Karesh (Bill) Kinneary, Kenneth Blake (Sarah) Karesh, and Heath Ivan Karesh; and his grandchildren, Jenna Ivey Karesh, Arden Sydney Karesh and Zachary Aaron Karesh.

    Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 3:00 pm at Arlington Memorial Park (201 Mt. Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA 30328).  The funeral is open to family and friends.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org/donate). Please sign guestbook at www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. Arrangement by 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.

  • Julie Benveniste

    Harriet, Babs,Kenneth, Heath and family, sending our sincere condolences to you and your family. He will surely be missed by so many.

    January 24, 2022 , 01:42 PM


  • Jody Steinberg

    Dear Harriet, Babs, Ken and Heath, So sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute - I hope that you find comfort in many wonderful memories.

    January 19, 2022 , 03:36 PM


  • francine lowe

    My sincere condolences to Babs and all the Karesh family.

    January 14, 2022 , 03:16 PM


  • Anita Birnbrey Stein

    So so sorry to hear about your father, Babs! Thinking of you.

    January 14, 2022 , 02:15 PM


  • Nancy Banks

    Harriet and family I am thinking of you at this very sad time. Sanford was a lovely man and may your memories of him be a comfort to you all.

    January 14, 2022 , 01:01 PM


  • Deb Montner & Mike Smith

    When I look at photos of you Babs, your bright-eyes and big smile serve to capture carefree and memorable moments, days, years spent joyfully with your strong and loving father - and together as a family. It must feel as though you and your mom and Bill's world has been shaken by the loss of your dad. I hope you find strength in our Jewish traditions as you grieve during the shiva period and in the coming years that your father will live on in your memories. Sending our love and empathy. We're here to support you in any way. xoxo Deb + Mike

    January 13, 2022 , 05:37 PM


  • Randi Lovinger-Strumlauf

    Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your very special dad, grandfather, and husband.

    January 13, 2022 , 12:05 PM


  • Cary Rodin

    Dear Karesh Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sanford was a very special person for me. He was full of life and always had a great story to tell us. Because of the Covid we all missed having lunch at McKendricks with Sanford. He will be sorely missed

    January 13, 2022 , 04:09 AM


  • Debbie Blumenfeld

    Bill and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. He was an amazing man and will be missed and remembered by many. The tributes during his funeral service were great reminders of the man he was. Love, Debbie

    January 13, 2022 , 01:31 AM


  • Shelley Pamarance

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your one of a kind husband and dad. I have fond memories that make me smile of when I worked at Piedmont Center and saw him all the time. Love, Shelley

    January 13, 2022 , 12:31 AM


  • Joanne and Michael Kooden

    We were just so sorry to hear about Sanford! Being one of Babs’s oldest friends, I was lucky to have spent time with both Harriet and Sanford through the years. A true southern gentleman, and a real mensch, he will be sorely missed by so many. Both Koo and I send all of you our love.

    January 12, 2022 , 11:05 PM


  • Stacy & Jon Orseck

    We are so sorry for your family’s loss. We feel grateful to have met Sanford on one of his many trips to CT to visit Babs and Bill. We will fondly remember his amazing sense of humor and zest for life. Our deepest condolences

    January 12, 2022 , 10:51 PM


  • David (Sib) Sibley

    Babs, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Father. He was a great Man and you are a testament to how he raised a wonderful family.

    January 12, 2022 , 10:06 PM


  • beverly and morris zoblotsky

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Sanford. Please know we are thinking of you, Harriet

    January 12, 2022 , 09:25 PM


  • Leah and Bill Zisfein

    Thank you for sharing Sanford and your Mother with us when they visited Westport. We cherish the memories and are deeply saddened by the loss of your wonderful Dad.

    January 12, 2022 , 09:12 PM


  • Beverly and Sumner Gotlib

    Harriet and family, Our sincere condolences to you and know we are thinking of you with lots of love. Beverly and Sumner Gotlib

    January 12, 2022 , 07:53 PM


  • Marcy Kalnitz & family

    Dear Karesh Family, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband and father. He was a kind-hearted, sweet man who raised a beautiful family. We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing and give you comfort.

    January 12, 2022 , 07:46 PM


  • Sharon Hyman

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of spending time at your house with all the cousins. Sanford was such a sweet, funny and kind Man. Sending you all so much love, Sharon Hyman and family

    January 12, 2022 , 07:13 PM


  • Michelle & Steven Saunders

    We are so sad to hear of your loss. Heartfelt condolences to the entire Karesh family on the passing of Sanford. May his memory be a blessing to all who have known him.

    January 12, 2022 , 07:10 PM


  • Wendy & Phil Schaefer

    Sending warm thoughts and sincerest condolences on the loss of beloved Sanford Karesh. He was brilliant, warm, interesting, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May his memory be a blessing.

    January 12, 2022 , 05:46 PM


  • Courtney Franz Adank

    To the Karesh family- John and I are keeping you all and Mr Karesh in our thoughts and prayers. We pray you find peace and joy recollecting his successful, full life. We have wonderful memories of the family and friends at Babs and Bill’s wedding!! My sister, Emilie, also has shared wonderful stories of her friendship with the family. Even though we did not spend much time with Mr. Karesh, Babs has made her father a real presence. We know how loved he is and how much he loves you all. With sincerity, Courtney

    January 12, 2022 , 05:45 PM


  • Jacqui & Randy Smith

    We are truly sorry to hear of Sanford passing, I have such great memories of meeting him at your home, and dancing with him at Babs and Bill’s wedding. Also running into him at Kyma. Always a great smile on his face and such a special soul. Heaven is a better place with his addition. I hope he meets my parents up there as well. We love you all so much and hope you can cherish your memories with him as Randy and I do. Jacqui and Randy Smith

    January 12, 2022 , 05:35 PM


  • Scott Jacobson

    To the Karesh Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sanford was a close friend and business associate of my father for many years. They were both true Bulldogs to the very end and I am sure they are reunited up in heaven smiling down on the national championship win. May his memory be for a blessing to all who knew him.

    January 12, 2022 , 05:34 PM


  • Tammy Lucas

    When you hear the phrase one in a million, I immediately think of Mr. Karesh. He is, and will always be, a legacy that walks amount men. To say that he was a great father, and leader would be an understatement. Mr. Karesh was a rare individual that loved his family more than the air he breathed, built a law practice that offered many people employment, and was always mindful of his community and his obligations to his community. I have no doubt that on Monday, Mr. Karesh's spirit was on the front row of the 50 yard line at Lucas Oil field watching his Bulldogs win a national championship. That win was for you Mr. Karesh.

    January 12, 2022 , 03:40 PM


  • Debbie Diamond

    Babs, Mrs. Karesh, Kenneth, Heath, Arden, Jenna and Zak, We are so sorry for your loss. Your father, husband and grandfather was one in a million. He was warm, funny, smart and kind. He had the rare gift of finding a way to connect with each person and making them feel special. I have so many fond memories of him — from celebrating at Babs and Bill’s beautiful wedding to kibbitzing and praying with him during the roaming rabbis’ visit at St. Joseph hospital. He was so proud of you all, and his radiant spirit lives on in each of you.

    January 12, 2022 , 11:14 AM


  • Stacy & Kevin Wolff

    Dear Harriet, Babs, Ken, and Heath, our love to you. Sanford was an amazing man who will be sorely missed. May the wonderful memories continue to bring comfort.

    January 12, 2022 , 01:09 AM


  • Jan & Carole Jackson

    Dear Harriet,Babs,Kenneth,&Heath, we were saddened to learn of Sanfords passing. He was a dear friend of many years with whom I shared many lunches , dinners,and Ga football games.I was also a client and thankful of his advice on legal matters. He was a true gentleman who will remain in my memories forever.

    January 12, 2022 , 12:55 AM


  • Diana Pils Marino & Kevin

    I am so sorry for the entire family's loss of Sanford. He was the sweetest southern gentleman! In life there are those few people that you just love right away. That was Sanford. Ever since I met him in Greenwich CT, for Harriet's 80th birthday party, I just couldn't stop talking to him. Even Regis Philbin came in to the party and couldn't hold a candle to Sanford. Appropriately .. The Bulldogs won the day Sanford passed!! My love and prayers are with you all now. May he rest in peace.

    January 12, 2022 , 12:35 AM


  • Jacque and Tom Friedland

    Harriet, Babs, Kenneth & Heath, Sending our thoughts and prayers and much love. We are so very sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

    January 12, 2022 , 12:28 AM


  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Harriet and family , I am so sorry about your loss. I know Sanford was a wonderful husband and great father . I always enjoyed seeing him and his friendly smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Sara

    January 12, 2022 , 12:08 AM


  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Harriet and family , I am so sorry about your loss. I know Sanford was a wonderful husband and great father . I always enjoyed seeing him and his friendly smile. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Love Sara

    January 12, 2022 , 12:08 AM


  • Diane Braun

    Dear Harriet, I am so sorry for your loss May his memory be for a blessing Diane Braun

    January 12, 2022 , 12:07 AM


  • Abram Allan and Linda Estroff

    Dear Harriet, Kenneth, and Heath: I am saddened to hear about Sanford's passing. Our families crossed paths as we lived in South Georgia and had a big family in Augusta. I went to summer school at Georgia in 1957 before entering GA Tech in the fall along with my middle brother. Sanford was in the next room in the domitory and I remember he was taking a course in embryology. I was lucky to have gone fishing with Sanford along with Hirsch Bressler along the coast of Georgia. You could have made a sitcom from that trip. Sanford represented me on numerous occasions and I will never forget what he did for me. Sanford is and was very special and you don't find his kind anymore. I regret not seeing him earlier. May his soul rest in peace and I hope he finds a good fishing hole in heaven. A. and Linda Estroff

    January 11, 2022 , 11:24 PM


  • Jerry R. Reiff

    Babs, Harriet, Ken & Heath. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    January 11, 2022 , 10:18 PM


  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Dear Kareshes, With a sad heart we send our condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. May the love that surrounds you today and the days to come make this difficult time a bit easier for you. With love and happy memories, Barbara & Dick

    January 11, 2022 , 10:07 PM


  • Brenda and Larry Caghan

    Harriet, so sorry to hear of Sandford’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for your beloved loss. Brenda and Larry Caghan

    January 11, 2022 , 08:50 PM


  • Brenda and Larry Caghan

    Harriet, so sorry to hear of Sandford’s passing. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family for your beloved loss. Brenda and Larry Caghan

    January 11, 2022 , 08:50 PM


  • Arleen & Terry Golden

    Our thoughts are with The Karesh family at this sad time. Sanford was quite the gentleman-so thoughtful & always a big smile.

    January 11, 2022 , 04:59 PM


  • Hyman and Loretta Shapiro

    So sorry to learn of Sanford's passing. He did live a full life, and even through his illnesses, he always maintained that sense of humor. He'll be missed by many. Condolences to Harriet and the family. Hyman and Loretta

    January 11, 2022 , 04:34 PM


  • Barry and Sylvia Hyman

    Sanford was a great friend, good businessman, fun to be with, interested in our family and one of a kind. He will be missed by all. We loved our time together. He was Sylvia's first cousin. Our prayers are with Harriet and the entire Karesh family.

    January 11, 2022 , 03:45 PM


  • Marc S Komisarow

    To the entire family: According to my aunt, Ellie, your family was among the first people they met when they came to Atlanta. Sanford provided counsel and advice over many years for which we were grateful. Later, Heath and I struck up an acquaintance at a gym. Clearly, being a mensch is a family trait. May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    January 11, 2022 , 02:38 PM


  • Stuart Tuck

    Babs-- your Dad was one of the funniest men I knew! I always enjoyed "recapping" on the funniest "Sanford-isms" we heard over the decades we have been friends. I know you will miss him every day but his wonderful legacy will live on forever.

    January 11, 2022 , 12:02 PM


  • Carl Golden

    To the Karesh Family. I’ve known Sanford for many years. I’m sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    January 11, 2022 , 11:44 AM


  • Rea Kolodkin Epstein

    Dear Babs, Mrs Karesh, Kenneth and Heath, We are so sorry to hear about Mr Karesh’s passing. What a full and wonderful life he had! Through the years Babs has shared so many great and funny stories about her dad and it will be those stories and all the ones that each of you have that will bring you comfort in life’s next chapter. Much love to all of you. Rea and Guy Epstein

    January 11, 2022 , 06:40 AM


  • Robin Varon

    The Bulldogs won for you Mr. Karesh!!! I can't begin to tell you how sad I am that Mr. Karesh is gone!! He treated me like his second daughter, even though Babs was the light of his life!! Last time I saw him, which was about a month ago, he gave me a very special gift. He gave me a silver dollar that was specially wrapped which I will cherish forever!! I will miss your hugs and kisses and your amazing smile!! And mostly I will miss going to Trader Joes to get you sparkling water and bringing it to you and having a visit!! I will miss you so much!! Mrs. Karesh (yes I know Harriet) I am here for you whenever you need me!!! I will still go to Trader Joes and bring you lots of treats and sparkling water!! You were the best wife a man could ever EVER ask for!!! You expected his every need and you were his Barbie and Martha Stewart wife!!! I love you both like parents!! I am here for you ALWAYS!! I love you!!!

    January 11, 2022 , 06:38 AM


  • Marcelle and Allan Oxman

    We are saddened for your loss. Our condolences. Sanford was a terrific fellow. May his memory be a blessing...

    January 11, 2022 , 05:06 AM


  • Marcelle and Allan Ixman

    We are saddened for your loss. Our condolences.Sanford was a terrific fellow. May his memory be a blessing..

    January 11, 2022 , 05:05 AM


  • Alan Phillips

    To an incredible man who lived an incredible life. Ps- Go Dawgs! You won Mr Karesh. Thanks for your help from above.

    January 11, 2022 , 04:52 AM


  • marion cohen

    Dear Karesh Family, Aii my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time in your lives.

    January 11, 2022 , 04:29 AM


  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Harriet,Babs,Kenneth,Heath ,Jenna,Arden and Zachary,so sorry for the loss of Sanford,your husband,father and grandfather.May memories carry you through during this difficult time! With much love, Jeannine and Aaron

    January 11, 2022 , 02:41 AM


  • Mitzi Sue Tillem

    Dearest Harriet, Babs, Kenneth and Heath, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times and Sanford’s memory will live forever in your hearts. May his memory be a blessing. Hugs and love to the entire family at this very difficult time.

    January 11, 2022 , 01:48 AM


  • Marcia Bomchel Kramer

    Heartfelt thoughts to all the family. Baruch Dian Emet. May he Rest In Peace and all should remember his smile.

    January 11, 2022 , 01:29 AM


  • Ethel & George Delman

    Babs, Harriett, and family, We were so sorry to hear about Your dearly loved father and husband. May his memory be a blessing to all of you. You are in our thoughts.

    January 11, 2022 , 01:16 AM


  • Linda Miller

    So sorryfor your loss of agreat guy husband ,father,grandfather and friend.Always giving a warm greeting when you saw him.May he rest in peace.

    January 11, 2022 , 01:11 AM


  • Rita Kessler

    Dear Harriet and Family, Sending sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, Sanford. May the lifetime of sweet memories be a blessing to you during this difficult time. Rita & Earl Kessler

    January 11, 2022 , 01:10 AM


  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Harrier,Babs,Kenneth ,Heath and families, Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you Many memories to cherish

    January 11, 2022 , 01:02 AM


  • Harriette Schreiber Weinstein

    So many wonderful memories. . I send love and sympathy to Harriet and family.

    January 11, 2022 , 12:55 AM


  • Harriette Schreiber Weinstein

    So many wonderful memories. . I send love and sympathy to Harriet and family.

    January 11, 2022 , 12:55 AM


  • Claudia McKendirck

    One blessed man I loved all the times with you and your family !

    January 11, 2022 , 12:37 AM


  • Mimi Siegel

    Dear Harriet We are very sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Many hugs Larry Cohen and Mimi Siegel

    January 11, 2022 , 12:32 AM


  • Susan & Sid Doobrow and families

    Wishing you loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Sanford will truly be missed...

    January 11, 2022 , 12:18 AM


  • Harriet and Bob Berlin

    It is with great sorrow that we send our sincere condolences to Harriet and family. I will always cherish the memories of my time spent with Sanford. I revered him as counselor, mentor, and most of all, dear friend. We shall miss him.

    January 10, 2022 , 11:59 PM


  • Nancy & Robbie Baron

    Our condolences to the family. Sanford was a great guy and we will miss him. Love, Nancy & Robbie Baron

    January 10, 2022 , 11:33 PM


  • Sue Susman

    Harriet,Heath and family. I am so sorry to hear about Sanford. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this difficult time.Just want you to know I am thinking of you.

    January 10, 2022 , 11:05 PM


  • The Urkens

    Dear Karishes, we are sooo sorry for your loss. Our families go back a long way. We all have anecdotes including Sanford. Our sincere condolences, Steve, Marcy, Maddy and Ronnie

    January 10, 2022 , 10:15 PM


  • Linda and Leonard Sherman

    We are so sorry to hear about Sanford. He was a real mensch and a good friend.

    January 10, 2022 , 10:01 PM


  • Beverly Cohen

    Harriet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Because of your friendship with my cousins, you and Sanford were often part of my family’s celebrations. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may your memories sustain you during this difficult time.

    January 10, 2022 , 09:59 PM


  • ELAINE AND JERRY BLUMENTHAL

    Dear Harriet - We send deep sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Sanford. We remember New Year's eves we celebrated together, and Jerry remembers great fishing trips. So grateful to have had time together and so sorry it wasn't longer. May you find comfort in memories, in time. With love, Elaine and Jerry

    January 10, 2022 , 09:34 PM


  • Eileen & Milton Silberstein

    We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sanford. It was always nice seeing him. May his name be for a blessing.

    January 10, 2022 , 09:30 PM


  • Mark Tibor

    Harriet, Ken, Heath and Babs, So sorry to hear about passing of Sanford. He was like a Dad to me growing up in the neighborhood. There are so many memories and stories that are still talked about to this day. Thinking of all of you. Mark & Allyson Tibor

    January 10, 2022 , 09:30 PM


  • Lorraine (Spanky) Cohen Silverman

    Dear Babs and your whole family, Sending you all sincere condolences on the passing of your dear dad.

    January 10, 2022 , 09:14 PM


  • mickey and barry katz

    i always enjoyed matters i had in the legal profession with Sanford. You could count on his professionalism, and more importantly, his friendliness and personality. His word and handshake were better than written documents. i know he will be missed- a dying breed who made the legal profession better. Our condolences to the Karesh family.

    January 10, 2022 , 09:06 PM


  • Frances Zaglin

    Dearest Harriet and Family, we send our deepest condolences to you on the loss of your beloved Sanford. May wonderful memories & your love for each other throughout your storybook marriage bring you comfort during this difficult time. Please know that we are keeping you in our prayers, With much love, Frances and Ellen Zaglin

    January 10, 2022 , 08:43 PM


  • Martin Isenberg

    Harriet, Babs,Kenneth and Heath. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Sanford was a good man and was devoted to all of you.

    January 10, 2022 , 08:35 PM


  • gladys hirsch

    sorry to hear about your loss my thoughts are with you at this sad time

    January 10, 2022 , 08:22 PM


  • Anne, Brad, Darren & Nicole Gillman

    Harriet, Babs, Kenneth & Heath, So very sorry to hear of Sanford's passing. A real southern gentleman; a damn good Dawg never at a loss to share a great story; many fond memories of boating at Lake Lanier and a great family friend; may his memory be for a blessing

    January 10, 2022 , 08:00 PM


  • Reba Kreisberg Herzfeld

    so very sorry to learn of Sanford’s passing away. many many years ago sanford was my day camp counselor at the old JCC on Sibley Road in Augusta. I can’t remember what we did during our camp days but with Sanford as my counselor the next morning of going to camp couldn’t come fast. as adults living in Atlanta ( when I was working funerals with Dresslers) Sanford always had a smile and warm welcome when we saw each other. my sincere condolences to his entire family

    January 10, 2022 , 07:42 PM


  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Dear Harriett and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy at this sad time. Sanford was a mensh and he will be missed.

    January 10, 2022 , 07:27 PM


  • Sharon + Dan Uslan

    Dan and I are both sending our most sincere condolences to the entire family. I’m so devastated. I have so many amazing memories of your sweet husband and father. What can we do?! We are so sorry for your loss. I know how close you all were. (My husband tested positive this week so we cannot be there in person but thinking of all of you and love you so so so much!)

    January 10, 2022 , 07:26 PM


  • Julie & David Abes

    We are so sorry to hear about Sanford. What a great man—always smiling. Our thoughts are with the whole Karesh family…

    January 10, 2022 , 07:21 PM


  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Dear Harriet and family, we send our love and our deepest sympathy on the loss of our longtime friend, Sanford. Our hearts go out to you all. "Memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul"W We love you ...gogo and big jerr

    January 10, 2022 , 06:37 PM


  • Sandra Mislow

    Dear Karesh family, I am sending my biggest hugs to all of you because Sanford always had a big hug and smile for me. He will be missed by so many because he was such a great guy.

    January 10, 2022 , 06:31 PM


  • Carla Silver

    Harriet,Babs and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Carla and Arthur Silver

    January 10, 2022 , 06:26 PM


  • Sheila & Merrill Wynne

    Dear Harriett and family. Sheila and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Sanford . Sanford always had a smile and such a wonderful story teller. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Much love, Sheila $ Merrill

    January 10, 2022 , 05:55 PM


  • Stacey and Rick Rubin

    Harriet and family - we are sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing!

    January 10, 2022 , 05:48 PM


  • Frank and Denise Rindsberg.

    So sorry to hear about Sanford. We send our heartiest condolences to Harriett and family. You are in our hearts and prayers.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:43 PM


  • Frank and Denise Rindsberg.

    So sorry to hear about Sanford. We send our heartiest condolences to Harriett and family. You are in our hearts and prayers.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:43 PM


  • ann

    Harriet, Babs, Kenneth, Heath, you know how I feel. Sanford was a part of our lives, as both dear friend and neighbor for what seems like forever. Marty worried about him and treasured his humor and his stories about life. I used to say I needed to write them down… I hope someone did. I am sad for all of you and for the changes that come from a loss like this. with love… ann

    January 10, 2022 , 05:37 PM


  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Harriet, Babs and family: We will always remember Sanford's big smile and friendly personality. We hope happy memories of years together with him will help you through this difficult time.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:26 PM


  • Cookie Schaffer

    Harriet and family, So sorry to hear about Sanford's death. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:25 PM


  • jay coffsky

    sorry for your loss. Long time friend of over 80 years.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:16 PM


  • Andrew Blum

    My dearest Babs, and Harriet, Kenneth, Heath and family, I am so saddened by this news. Coincidentally, I had been thinking of Sanford a lot this past week, knowing what a huge UGa fan he was, and I was hoping he would be able to see them bring the NCAA title home again. I will still be cheering for the Dawgs tonight in his memory. Your father (husband) was loved, adored, and held in greatest respect by so many, including myself. May his memory be a blessing. My deepest condolences.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:14 PM


  • Rona Seidel

    Dear Harriet, I am so sorry for your loss.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:11 PM


  • Bonnie Bock

    Dear Harriet And family Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband. May his memory be a blessing Bonnie Bock

    January 10, 2022 , 05:09 PM


  • Susan Ellman Zweig

    Harriet Babs, Kennith and Keith We are so saddened by your loss Sanford was a gem and you were lucky to have him as a husband and father We send our love and hope your memories will take some of that pain away Love Susan and Arnie Zweig

    January 10, 2022 , 05:08 PM


  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Harriet , Babs , Kenneth,Keith and families Sending our condolences to all of you.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:07 PM


  • Bernie Goldstein

    Harriet & Family. Sorry to hear about your loss. Sanford was a good person.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:04 PM


  • Cecile Waronker

    Harriet and family So sorry to learn of Sanford's death. Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family.

    January 10, 2022 , 05:03 PM


  • MARLA ANKER

    HARRIET DEAR, Sending you and your entire family prayers for HaShem to surround you with strength and comfort at this very sad time. Much Love. Marla

    January 10, 2022 , 04:59 PM


  • Brenna Serby

    Harriet so sorry for your loss. Sanford was so kind& remember riding the bus to work with him from lavista villa. He would give me a ride when he Got the car. We both had Augusta roots. He will b missed

    January 10, 2022 , 04:57 PM


  • Ann Levin

    Harriet and family, I was so sorry to hear about Sandford. He taught me how to swim when I was a little girl in Augusta. He was so sweet and patient. Love to all of you. Ann

    January 10, 2022 , 04:56 PM


  • Phillip Rosalind Ira Haber

    Sanford was one of a kind. A True friend to the Haber Family

    January 10, 2022 , 04:50 PM


  • OSCAR & KAREN GRABLOWSKY

    CONDOLENCES TO HARRIETT AND THE ENTIRE KARESH FAMILY

    January 10, 2022 , 04:39 PM


  • Fred / Gloria Glusman

    Oh what a shock...Sanford was our Mr. Usher at Beth Jacob for many years,,I could always rely on him to come thru and make sure the Holydays ran smoothly...He was a dear friend..Our condolence goes out to Harriet and the family.

    January 10, 2022 , 04:36 PM


  • Howard & Sheila Fagin

    Sanford never let his ailments slow him down. Great guy. He prepared my first will 55 years ago and frequently helped me. Loved being with him and hearing stories of his time at Georgia. I will miss him.

    January 10, 2022 , 04:33 PM


  • Nancy and Sandy Simon

    Harriet, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time! We have fond memories of Sanford. May his memory be for blessing.

    January 10, 2022 , 04:24 PM


  • Amy Arnold

    So sorry to hear about your father, Babs. May his memory be forever a blessing for you all. Amy Arnold

    January 10, 2022 , 04:06 PM


  • Nancy isenberg

    A little girl from Augusta met this nice man and he was so kind to this opinionated girl. But Sanford just kept on being nice. I used to see him around Atlanta and he always remembered our shared roots. May all your memories always be a blessing of such a nice man.

    January 10, 2022 , 04:06 PM


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