Deceased Information


    Gloria Hecht

  • AGE



    Monday, April 25, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, April 27, 2022


    11:00 AM




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    Shiva will be held on Wednesday evening

    beginning at 6:30pm (desserts served) with minyan at 7:15pm at Lenbrook Square. Valet parking in front.

    3747 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.



    Gloria Kroll Hecht was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 11, 1935 to Samuel and Marian Kroll, of blessed memory.  She was the youngest of three sisters, all competitive athletes.  At age fourteen, she met her husband-to-be, Howard, and they became friends and lovers to the end.   Gloria obtained a degree in physical education and did teach in high school in Virginia during Howard’s Army service.  She remained a talented golf and tennis player and was committed to community service by organizing and starting the Ahavath Achim’s participation in the Atlanta Food Bank, called “Operation Isaiah.”  She was also involved in other charitable fundraising activities.  Gloria and Howard have three children: Cheryl Hecht Thurschwell (Lenny), Kenneth Hecht (Elaine), and James Hecht; daughter-in-law, Lisa; grandchildren: Josh Hecht (Deanne), Steven Hecht (Sarah), David Hecht (Davina), Michelle Munsell (Jason), Laura Colletta (Dave), Allison Thurschwell; and great-grandchildren: Ella, Teddy, Alex, and Olive. Even though Gloria was robbed of her full cognitive function much too early, she would light up with joy when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren would visit her.  The family would like to thank caregivers, Sharon Stamps and Charity Raysor for their dedicated and compassionate care. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 27th at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs.  Shiva will be observed at 6:30 PM on April 27th at Lenbrook Square, 3747 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.  The funeral will be livestreamed.  To view the Zoom link and sign the online guestbook, please visit  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.


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  • Marc & Randy Hyman Shapiro

    We love you, Cheryl, and share your family's sorrow. I am so glad for the Israel trip, with you and your mother, a vital part of our group and a wonderful part of my experience there. I look forward to a little time for healing together. Sending love to you and your dad and your whole family.

  • Barbara and jerry greenbaum

    Dear Howard. We were so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. Sending you and your family love and prayers.

  • Jackie and Richard Needle

    Dear Howard, We were so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing. We know she will truly be missed. We send you our love, Jackie and Dick Needle

  • Cheryl Hecht

    Wishing you only the sweetest memories. Your Mother was a beautiful woman, with a beautiful story and a beautiful "neshama". She will be missed. You will always have her special love, nurturing and support that propelled you to be your very best. We love you. Sheila and Michael

  • Pat and Bob Fine

    Dear Howard and Family, We offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your lovely, sweet, charming Gloria. Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this sad time.

  • Leon Novak

    I was saddened to hear the news of Gloria’s passing and have fond memories of Gloria both on the tennis court and working with me. Our sincerest condolences to the Hecht family. May her memory always be for a blessing

  • Lynne Moscow

    Dear Howard, Cheryl, Ken and Jimmy, Heartfelt condolences to all of you and your families. Our families shared over six decades of friendship. There are many wonderful stories to share about my dear and unique friend, Gloria. May your cherished memories sustain you during this difficult time. Fondly, Lynne

  • marcie and barry koffler

    Howard, we are so sorry for your loss. Gloria was quite the lady, made me feel quite welcome on my first medical conference, down in the keys. May her memories always be for a blessing.

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Heartfelt and sincere condolences to the entire family on the loss of your beautiful Gloria. Wishing you sweet memories to sustain you at this difficult time.

  • Sari Marmur

    So sorry for your loss. Gloria was a glorious woman and I am so glad I was able to k or her and spend time with her. She always made me feel special and she was special. May her memory be for a blessing. Sending love



  • Ellen Gruber

    Howard, Very saddened to hear about your loss of Gloria. You took very good care of her throughout her time of need. You all are special people. You and your family have my condolences. Ellen (and Morton) Gruber

  • Gail A. Solomon

    I was so sorry to hear this news and am so glad that I got to see her when I was at Lenbrook a couple of weeks ago. She was always warm and caring with a beautiful smile. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Larry Moscow

    So sorry to learn of Gloria’s passing… many fond memories of Ken and I getting into mischief and trying to avoid getting caught by her back in the Harris Trail era! Even when we thought got away w something, she always knew!


    What a Beautiful Lady, Whose life ended too soon. Our Friendship span over 60 years We have lost a very Dear and Treasured Friend .

  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Please accept our sincere sympathy at this sad time. Gloria was a woman of many talents and she will be missed.

  • Sheila Kamensky Gerstein

    Howard, my sincere sympathy on your loss of Gloria….do know beautiful memories will always be with you!

  • Lynn B Friedman

    To Gloria's family - Please accept my words of condolence. I remember her smile and energy from Ahavath Achim. May she rest in peace and may all of you find comfort in memories of your time with her. Lynn

  • Joanne Mendel

    Howard, I am so sorry to hear of Gloria's passing and want you to know I am thinking of you and your family during this very sad time.

  • Sybil Ansbacher

    Gloria and I shared purpose and a sense of mission but also a lot of fun. Really, a lot of fun! It was a wonderful time which I will never forget. And, for sure, I will never forget my beautiful friend Gloria. ?? my love to you all.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Howard and family Our heartfelt condolences to all. May her memory be a blessing forever.

  • Jay Levitt

    Howard and Family, Gloria was an incredible person. May all the special memories that you have had together be a Blessing for you all. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Mimi Siegel

    Dear Howard, We are very sorry to hear the sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Many hugs, Larry Cohen and mimi siegel

  • Fran Rothenberg

    Howard I am so sorry to hear of Gloria’s passing. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Sending our condolences to Gloria's family. She was always friendly and gracious when we were together. May memories of good times together help you through this difficult time.

  • Lewis Green

    Howard and family, Such a sweet lady! Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Lew Green

  • Natalie and Marvin Harris


  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    I have wonderful memories of traveling in Israel with Cheryl and Gloria. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Shirley and Perry Brickman

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Howard and family. Gloria was a beautiful and special gal. It was so obvious that you loved and adored her. We will miss Gloria and hope your precious memories will be reminders of your beautiful years together.

  • Gail Cohn

    Dear Howard, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.Gloria was a warm and gracious person with a great sense of style(she loved her turquoise jewelry).We had many wonderful years together in FunDraisers.Thinking of you and yours.

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas & Family

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you Howard and all of your loving family. You and Gloria…our forever friends.

  • Barbara Levitas

    Our sympathy for all of the Hecht family. Gloria . was an accomplished woman, always willing to help. We have good memories of the early times we celebrated events together. Barbara and Elliott


    We are so sorry to learn about your loss. Gloria was a most gracious and welcoming hostess for our book club for many years. She has been and will be missed by us! May memories of her become a blessing to each of you. With love,

  • Jean Cooper

    We are sending you and your family our sincere condolences. Jean & Jerry

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