Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Harry Kuniansky

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Thursday, February 17, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • OBITUARY

    Harry Kuniansky, beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend, counsel, gourmand, horseman and boulevardier passed away quietly Thursday at home surrounded by family and friends. Harry loved deeply and generously to all, but especially his wife Jodi. He fought a courageous battle with cancer these past nine months enduring the entire time with grace.

    Harry, an attorney by vocation, was an accomplished chef and sommelier by avocation. Harry’s love language was food and wine and any invitation to his table was quickly accepted and anticipated. A graduate of Atlanta Law School, he passed the bar on his first attempt and went on to have a lengthy legal career distinguished by the love and admiration of his clients for his caring attention to their needs. His legal career almost didn’t happen – as a UGA student he so hated school he came home and took a job as a garbage truck driver – which surprisingly to all, he loved. However, his deep devotion and love of food and wine motivated his return to school, a stint as the manager of Ansley Park wine shop, and his ultimate career in the law.

    Harry had a great love of horses and dogs, especially Rottweilers and Foxhounds. Beginning with his much-loved Honeywell, there were constant Rottweiler companions for he and Jodi. Harry transitioned from Western to English riding when he discovered foxhunting and ultimately became a member of The Midland Fox Hounds, The Bear Creek Hounds and Joint Master of the Misty River Hounds. He retired from riding so he and Jodi could travel more often. However, he maintained his much-loved role of announcing stadium jumping shows – sometimes to the chagrin of the organizers.

    He and Jodi traveled the world exploring different cuisines and cultures. Their dream home, that he and Jodi designed and built together, is filled with beautiful things and memories of their travels. Trips to New York, Seattle to sail with friends, all over the UK and Europe and many side adventures honed his skills in the kitchen.  Upon return, he would present you a travel inspired meal on your next visit.

    Harry loved his family and was very proud of them and their accomplishments. He didn’t distinguish between his and Jodi’s family and loved all deeply. He was a wonderful uncle to all his nieces and nephews both natural and the adopted kids of his friends. The visits, calls and texts from all cheered him immensely in his final days.

    Harry did not just have friends, he collected and nurtured relationships that spanned his life. He was always careful to check on you, laugh with you and maybe pick on you a little. Harry’s sense of humor could be an acquired taste – but it came from a loving place and if he thought he had hurt you he was quick with an apology.

    Harry was Harry until the end…..last Friday as he knew his time was coming, he was asked if there was anything he wanted...” The usual of course, Champagne and Caviar!” All was quickly acquired, and a table set up in the bedroom. As both were being enjoyed in quantity, Harry looks up, smiles, and says, “What a way to go!” Laughter and tears quickly followed, which he loved.

    As Harry would be aghast at the thought of flowers, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Doctors Without Borders or the Angel’s House in Newnan, GA.

    Harry is survived by his loving wife Jodi Wilson, Brother Richard Kuniansky, Sister Judy Kuniansky. Sisters in Law Marti Ellwanger (David), Jane Decantillon (Kevin), Nieces and Nephews Jesse Kuniansky Altman (Ashley), David Kuniansky Altman, Aaron Kuniansky Altman, Sarah Kuniansky, Annaliese Kuniansky, Hallie McLeroy (Lance), William McLeroy, Connor McLeroy, Allison Ellwanger Toller, Nicholas Ellwanger (Amanda), Gavin Decantillon, Megan Decantillon (Michael), Katie Decantillon and Goddaughter Wendee Sexton.

    Shiva will be Sunday February 20th, Noon at 2597 Caldwell Road, NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319. Park on Sunland Drive.

    Arrangements 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.

  • Shelly Gail Frankel Forer

    Dear Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing to all.


  • Alan & Connie Saul

    Connie & I were deeply saddened to hear about Harry's passing. May you find Peace in your memories.


  • Joel Çolby

    Judy- Sorry to hear of your loss.


  • Diane Bernstein

    Harry was an exceptionally good person, and we are all the better for having known him. My condolences to his family and friends for this great loss. Harry will always be in my heart.


  • Michael G. Leff

    So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. we grew up next door to one another on Spring Valley Lane and spent many a night at each other's houses. My very first "best friend". Before Covid, he helped me with a case too, and like I just read, his fee was Lunch! A great, lifelong friend. He will be sorely missed.


  • Bill and Deb Nefsky

    Richard and family, Deb and I send our warmest condolences on the passing of your brother. Your brother was one of a kind and lead a unique wonderful life. May he Rest In Peace.


  • David Cohen

    Judy Sorry for the loss of your brother. May his memory be a blessing and you remember the good times


  • Rose M Barron

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like you have many fond memories to remember and to share. May you be filled with comfort from family and friends.


  • Susan and Rick Linkwald

    Rick and I send our condolences to Judy and family. We are so sorry for your loss.


  • Morray and Susan Scheinfeld

    May you rest in pease.


  • Reid Silverboard

    Judy and family, I am so sorry to learn of Harry's passing. I hope you find comfort in your family and friends.


  • Marcia Levy

    Dear Kuniansky Family- I have such great memories of Harry on Spring Valley Lane. Judy- I miss our old neighborhood! We sure did have fun!! We had the best childhoods together! My condolences to the family!! Marcia Levy


  • Sharon Karp Levi

    Judy and Richard, my deepest condolences on Harry's passing. He was obviously a big personality. My memories of him are all from Spring Valley Lane and the bus stop for Briar Vista. He and Scott decided they were in charge of it. I remember how they made us line up by grades. Of course, that meant they were always at the front of the line for the 'best' seats. That memory always makes me smile. I know your memories will always bring smiles to your faces, too.


  • Marcie Gross Koffler

    Judy, Richard and the entire Kuniansky family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. May Harry’s memory always be for a blessing. (Carolyn Dr/Nantahala).


  • Michael J. Cohen

    My sincere condolences. I loved Harry. He would help me with a case and a part of the payment would be a lunch at his choice of restaurants. And, i always looked forward to our dining experience. He will be missed


  • Mimi McNutt Connelly

    I am so sad to hear that Harry has died. I wish his entire extended family peace at this time. We were all privileged to have known him.


  • Gail Glazer Saloff

    Judy, so sorry for the loss of your brother Harry. May your many happy memories sustain you and the entire family during this difficult time. He will be missed by all who knew him.


  • Rhonda Kahanow Dubin

    I'm so sorry to hear about Harry. I didn't know he was ill. Although I was never a close friend, I feel as if I've known him (and you) my entire life. My love and thoughts go to you and your family at this time.


  • Susan (Greenberg) Silverman

    We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I have so many fond memories growing up together in Atlanta with Harry, Judy & Richard. Our thoughts are with you.


  • Terry Nordin

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. May his memory be for a blessing.


  • Pixie Cadwell

    I’m so sorry about Harry’s passing. May his memory be a blessing to his family and friends.


  • Bill and Shellie Travis

    We were fortunate to have known you, HQ.


  • Steve Friedberg

    I have had the privilege of knowing Harry for many decades, inclusive of Briar Vista Elementary School to Druid Hills High School. I can honestly say, "A finer individual you will never meet". My heartfelt condolences to the entire family and may you all be comforted by your wonderful memories of him.


  • SUSAN Cenker Foreman

    I knew Harry my whole life, from the early childhood years on Spring Valley Lane through Sunday school and doing some real estate together with family. I met him a few years ago at the Chattahoochee Hills to look at the hunt course and talk horses. The Kunianskys have been part of my life my whole life. I am so sorry.


  • Mark Isikoff

    We are sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. mark


  • Alfred Bernstein

    Harry Q was a real character at UGA so many years ago Very sorry and condolences to the family AB


  • Steve Floersheim

    So sorry to hear about Harry. Although I haven’t seen him in over 50 years, I’ve often thought about him and the fun times we had working at Camp Barney in the mid-60’s. He was my favorite “characters” at Camp. He will be missed.


  • Bruce Morris

    So sorry. Harry was one of a kind.


  • Susan Candell Kaplan

    I am so sorry to hear this. Harry was my classmate and friend from early childhood. I will always envision him with his plaid blazer and bow tie at our Briar Vista reunion. He will be missed. Condolences to Harry's family.


  • Leon Gross

    So sorry to hear of this. Harry was always so quick-witted and funny. He was my classmate and friend from early childhood and my patient in later years. May his memory be for a blessing.


  • Kenny Tesler

    Rest in peace, my dear friend.


  • Cory & Alan

    Dearest Jodi, Judy, Richard and families, We are so absolutely grieved to learn that Harry will no longer grace this mortal world. He was a most unique and precious person and we were so privileged to be able to call him legal partner and friend. Our memory of Harry's friendship will forever be a blessing to us and to so very very many.