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    Joel Sinkoe

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    Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, February 18, 2022


    10:00 AM




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    Joel Ivan Sinkoe, 72, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on February 14, 2022. Joel was born March 12, 1949 to Goldie (nee Feinberg) and Dr. Samuel Sinkoe. He was a proud Atlantan and attended Morningside Elementary and Grady High School before graduating from Oglethorpe University. In 1968, Joel married Karen Byrd and they spent the next 40+ years caring for each other until her passing in 2009. Joel had a passion for music and played guitar and keyboard with many local bands in Atlanta. He owned and operated Marietta Music Center on the Square from 1972-1982. In 1988, Joel opened Metro Pawn Shop in Doraville and worked there continuously. He never met a stranger and loved to engage people. He was there for any of his extended family and always brought joy and charm to any celebration. Joel always had a smile on his face and business card to hand out from his ever-present front shirt pocket. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always ready with a quick pun for the unsuspecting. Joel is survived by his two children, Stephanie Greene (Charles) and Philip “Rick” Sinkoe. Joel “Papa” also is survived by his two grandchildren, Senator (22) and Max (17) Greene. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to the Special K’s Special Olympics organization and North Fulton United Soccer, both located in Alpharetta, GA. Both of these organizations were dear to Joel as they allowed opportunities for his grandson Senator to compete in various sporting events with persons of all abilities. Donations can be made directly at or search for Joel Sinkoe on  Services will be held Friday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Hwy NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 with Rabbi Jordan Ottenstein officiating. 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.

  • Steele Rebecca

    The date of death above has an error. It was changed to Tuesday which is correct but it had the 14th now it has the 15th.

  • Rebecca Steele

    I kept waiting for the host to never did so I gave up.

  • Tommy Lynn

    Thoughts & prayers for family & friends of Joel Sinkoe. Tommy Lynn Grady HS ‘67

  • Cory Cazes

    RIP Uncle Joel. You will be missed always. With Love always and forever, Cory Cazes

  • morris B Levy

    Prayers to the entire family of Joel. He will be missed. Joel was very kind and fun to be arond.

  • morris B Levy

    Prayers to the entire family of Joel. He will be missed. Joel was very kind and fun to be arond.

  • Charlotte Ray

    I was looking forward to my yearly birthday call to Joel since we share a March 12th birthday. I would get an update on the family and we would have some laughs remembering our good friend, Bill Miller, who died on Feb. 15th, 2017. Rest In Peace.

  • Judy Kuniansky

    My condolences to all who treasured Joel’s friendship and love. I remember Joel from high school and AZA. He was always friendly.

  • Mike Ulicny

    I played music with Joel off and on for three or so years. I'm saddened by his passing and will light a candle for Joel at my church. Rest in peace Joel.

  • Sharon Stein Jacobson

    Remembering so many wonderful family celebrations with Joel. Sending condolences and much love to the family.

  • Senator Greene

    Thank you everyone for commenting on Joel’s guestbook. From Stephanie, Senator, and Rick.

  • Eleanor Jacobson

    You were always kind and had a smile on your face. I will miss seeing you at family simchas. May your memory be for a blessing, Cuz.

  • Bill & Deb Nefsky

    I met Joel shortly after moving to Atlanta in the 1970’s. Joel was a great sport and did a fabulous Elvis impersonator routine so good that I had him entertain at several of my 4th of July parties. You will be missed old friend and Rest In Peace.

  • Melody and Guy Bustillos

    Our hearts are saddened with the news of Joel‘s passing. We have nothing but good memories of Joel laughing, making jokes, and being one of the kindest people. Our sincere condolences to Stephanie and Ricky, as well as all his family and friends. May your memories of Joel be a blessing to you.

  • Gail Saloff

    Very sad news, and condolences to the family. I went to Morningside Elem. School, and that is where we first met. Joel was always nice to everybody, and we were FB friends. May happy memories sustain you during this difficult time. He will be missed!

  • Larry Brown

    Joel and I were friends since 1953 when we started Morningside together. Joel was not only a good person but a really good musician. We spent many good times together and he will be missed by us all. May his memory be a blessing for all the family.

  • Alan Cohen

    Joel grew up across the street from me and we enjoyed lot's of good times. Although we lost touch during our adult years I will always remember his kind, fun loving nature. May his memory be a blessing for all who knew and enjoyed Joel.

  • Connie & Alan \"KINGFISH\" Saul

    We were deeply saddened to hear about Joel's passing. We know how difficult this must be for yall. May your memories bring you comfort knowing that he's in a Much Better Place "Resting in Peace" at The Right Hand Of G-D. Our Sympathies, Condolences & Prayers are witrh you. "To G-D be The Glory"

  • Mike Verner

    Just had lunch with Joel and other Grady High friends. So sorry to hear. Joel was a good guy, always with a smile. Rest In Peace.

  • Connie Kirk Jacobs

    I remember Joel from AZA-BBG. We were on several conventions together. I also went to his pawn shop several times. So sorry to hear of his passing. May hid name be inscribed in the Book of Life. May G-d be with you at this time.

  • Reid Silverboard

    Very sorry to hear Joel has passed. I knew Joel in elementary and high school. He was a good guy, never mean, always smiling.

  • Bobby Clark

    Miss you, Joel. Rest In Peace.

  • Bobby Clark

    Miss you, Joel. Rest In Peace.

  • David Cohen

    I had some fun times with Joel in AZA And high school. I last saw him at our last SOI luncheon a few years ago May his memory be a blessing and he rest in peace!

  • Glenn Silverboard

    Although I haven’t seen Joel in many years, I will always remember him as a high school buddy with a smile for everyone. May he rest in peace.

  • Lee Kern

    I'll miss you Joel. Loved running around with you in the land yacht station wagon using that crazy blue light on people. Lots of fun and laughs. You where always happy go lucky. Your love for your family was always shown. Loved getting to talk to you at all the family events. I'll miss these with you. Jessica, Brian and I extend our deepest condolences to Stephanie, Ricky and the rest of the family. Our love to all of you.

  • David Geller

    Sorry to hear about Joel, knew him from High School, AZA as ell as Marvin mentioned. good fun guy

  • Terry Nordin

    So sorry to hear this. I remember Joel from AZA dances. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Marvin Boaz

    I have known Joel since grammar school. He lived 3 houses down the street from me. We were in several high school bands together, High School Clubs, S.O.I. and I always enjoyed talking to him at the Grady reunion lunches. He was a good guy, rest in peace.

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