Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Dolores Moltack Venzer

    Devorah bat Shimon

  • AGE

    89

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Sunday, July 10, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Tuesday, July 12, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:30 AM

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be held on Tuesday (7/12), Wednesday (7/13), and Thursday (7/14) from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

    5071 Riverview Road NW, Atlanta, GA, 30327

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    Dolores (Dee) Moltack Venzer, 89, died on Sunday, July 10, 2022. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, friend, and neighbor. She was also an award-winning artist whose works were displayed in galleries all across the country. She was a beautiful and elegant lady, with kindness and love in her heart for everyone she knew.

    Through her extensive world travels, she sought to paint and cultivate the inner beauty and dignity of people in every person, interaction, and painting she touched. In particular, she was drawn to Native American and “cowboy cultures.” Dolores’ travel experiences to Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the Galapagos Islands, and the American West nurtured and inspired her interest in color and in capturing the essence of an image. Among many other accolades, she helped organize the Artists’ Atelier of Atlanta, a co-op of 20 artists who shared studio and gallery space, and she has a painting in the permanent collection of the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, GA.

    Dolores was born and educated in Georgia, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UGA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

    She is survived by her children Robyn (Peter) Degnan, Si (Madeline) Sater, Denise (Ron) Landwerlen; her grandchildren Jared (Jacob) Degnan, Leisa (Steven) Richman, Stacie Sater, Samantha Sater, Stan Sater, Alex Landwerlen, and David Landwerlen.

    She is also survived by her step-daughters, Sherrie (Walter) Quitero, Diane Venzer, the Honorable Ellen Venzer, her step-grandchildren Stefanie Morris, Jonathon Quitero, Samantha Kan, Erin Kan, Hannah Venzer, and Sydney Venzer.

    She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Annabelle, James and James, cousins, nieces and nephews, and a host of wonderful friends.

    She was predeceased by her husbands Alan Venzer and Stanley Sater, her parents Simon and Pearl Moltack, and her sister Rosellen Levin.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Moe and Sherri

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family on Dee's passing.


  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Dear Robyn, Pete, Si and extended family. I am saddened to learn of the passing of your beautiful and so very talented, Dee. Her smile lit up the room and her kindness and love radiated like sunshine. May she rest in peace and may warm and joyous memories fill your hearts and bring you comfort.


  • Craig & Hillary Levy

    We are sending our love to the family... as Dee will be missed but always remembered as a very talented artist and sweet person! Something that was special about her was that she never missed a "celebration" event! Love from the Levy's


  • Seth Hopkins

    As the Director at the Booth Western Art Museum, it has been my sincere pleasure to have known Dee Venzer for the past 20 years. She was multi-faceted, on one hand a true Southern lady – elegant, kind, statuesque, gracious, generous and always smiling; on the other hand, she was a fearless artist, working boldly in several mediums, confidently capturing humanity around the world in her insightful portraits. Her work ranged from traditional to quite contemporary and downright experimental, but always based on her love for people of all stripes. She was a steadfast advocate for the arts and sought ways to help younger artists along, and to find their way to making a living through art. She also loved the Booth Museum and the people who were affiliated with it: staff, volunteers, members and patrons; and they loved her right back. A demonstration of Dee’s confidence, tact and graciousness was fully evident the first time I met her. Having heard there was a new art museum being built out in the ‘burbs” she loaded up her work and headed out to see what it was all about. I met her at the door and toured her around the galleries and as we finished up she said, “I have some of my art in my car and I would like to show it to you.” Having rehearsed my response, I countered by letting her know I would be happy to look, but the Booth was intended to be a Western Museum, about Western things by Western artists, and we did not intend to show “local” artists. Undaunted, Dee returned with a portfolio of beautiful work and mentioned she had a pretty nice fan following in some of the nicer parts of Atlanta. Disarmed by the quality of her work and charmed by her personality, I sheepishly offered to show some of her paintings in a lower-level gallery we had mainly built to show student art. She enthusiastically embraced the opportunity, saying, “Are you kidding? I would be honored to have my work shown in the bathroom in this fabulous place!” So, Dee had the first one-person exhibition in our Borderlands Gallery. We hosted an opening reception, with her Atlanta friends coming to the Booth for the first time, and our members having the chance to meet a real live artist. It was the beginning of a beautiful, mutually beneficial relationship amongst all involved. This was the beginning of our exhibition series that opens every January when we honor a Southern (preferably Georgian) artist with a one person show or invite several associated artists. We are honored to have several of her large paintings in our permanent collection. But it is another distinction Dee holds that she was perhaps most proud of… During an exhibition showcasing the work of member artists a small painting of Dee’s was the target of art thieves that attempted to steal it. Luckily our guards responded quickly and ran the would be thieves off. To date this is the only attempted heist in the history of the Booth. Dee loved to tell the story of how many great artists were hanging at the Booth, but it was one of her small cowboy portraits that was the only work deemed worthy of stealing. May her memory be for a blessing.


  • Anita Schwartzman Karnibad

    To Dolores's family....the Moltacks were friends when we first came to Atlanta in 1940. So sorry to hear of her passing, but the good memories and pride of her work will always be remembered.


  • Charlene Milstein

    So sorry to hear this news. Dee was one of my favorite people and she holds a special,place in my heart. She will be missed by all.


  • Barbara Hubschman

    So sad to hear the news. She was a special lady and i know will be missed deeply.


  • Gail Cohn

    Dearest Cheryl, Richard And families, Dee was a lovely and talented person. Harvey and I send a heartfelt sympathy to all.


  • Ronnie Melnick

    So very sorry to hear this news. She was so very talented, so kind and such a beautiful person. I feel fortunate that I was able to study painting with Dee at Ouida Canaday’s studio many years ago. My heart goes out to her dear family members and friends with love.


  • Ronnie Melnick

    So very sorry to hear this news. She was so very talented, so kind and such a beautiful person. I feel fortunate that I was able to study painting with Dee at Ouida Canaday’s studio many years ago. My heart goes out to her dear family members and friends with love.


  • warren solloway

    We grew up in the same neighborhood. I remember D's 16th birthday. D selected me for her date. I think she selected me because I was tall. We remained friends for years. I did not know about the funeral until this afternoon. Warren Solloway


  • The Harrell Family

    A wonderful person with a heart of gold!


  • Jean Cooper

    We are so saddened. She was a lovely lady.


  • Shirley Rich

    I was so very sorry to hear about Your mother’s passing, she will be missed! What a great friend and a nice lady my heart goes out to you.


  • Shirley Rich

    I was so very sorry to hear about Your mother’s passing, she will be missed! What a great friend and a nice lady my heart goes out to you.


  • Shirley Rich

    I was so very sorry to hear about Your mother’s passing, she will be missed! What a great friend and a nice lady my heart goes out to you.


  • Shirley Rich

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, it is a big one. D was a wonderful person and fun to be around. She always looked Just right. My heartfelt sympathy.


  • Phyllis and Roy adilman

    We will always remember Dee very fondly. We bought one of her paintings when she closed her studio on Miami Circle and so I think of her just about every day. We are so very sorry for your loss


  • Phyllis M. Cohen

    It was always a delight to be around Dee. She was so warm, happy, intelligent, artistic, interesting and interested in others. I know how much she will be missed, and I'm deeply sorry for your loss.


  • Joyce Tenenbaum Shevin

    I remember your beautiful mother fondly. May her memory be for a blessing.


  • Amy and Robert Arogeti

    We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dee Vinzer. She was an elegant lady always kind and warm. Dee will be missed by so many people. May her memory be for a blessing for all her loved ones.


  • Kowal Family

    We will miss Honey dearly! Our thoughts and condolences are with her family.


  • Dinah Saul Welch

    Si, sending heartfelt condolences to you and your family.


  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Our heartfelt condolences to all. Dee was such a lovely talented lady, Her beauty will be a lasting memory. thru her beautiful art and all who knew her.


  • Mrs. Patricia M. Bassey & Family

    Sending up prayers for peace, comfort and strength for the family of Ms. Venzer and all who loved her. She was impossibly elegant and kind to my daughter (Idara) and I over the time we knew her as fellow residents of the Borghese. May her soul rest in perfect peace.


  • lorri brown

    Met Dee 4 years ago when I moved into the Borghese. What a lovely person and always kind and interested in the world. I will miss her SO.


  • Sylvia Friedman

    Dear Family, There are absolutely no words to say how saddened and shocked I am to learn of Dee's passing. My friend since we were 5 years old, she will be sorely missed. Please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. May she rest in peace.


  • Sandra Caplan

    Oh Dee. You will be missed by oh so many. Such good memories — so glad we are cousins and in each other’s lives. Rest In Peace with all of those dear ones who went before and were so close.


  • gladys hirsch

    so sorry to hear about your loss i have such fond memories of Dee she was very special my heartfelt sympathy my thoughts are with you at this sad tme


  • gladys hirsch

    so sorry to hear about your loss i have such fond memories of Dee she was very special my heartfelt sympathy my thoughts are with you at this sad tme


  • Vicki Steine

    I love Aunt Dee. I have wonderful memories of sharing time with her at family reunions at her and Alan's home, Passover at the day care center, Shabbos dinners at the Arno's, and cousins dinners with multiple generations. She was beautiful inside and out. Warm, gracious, loving. She will be missed.


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