Deceased Information


    Anna Hirsch

  • AGE



    Tuesday, July 19, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, July 24, 2022


    10:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 814 2388 8678

    Passcode: 092400



    On July 19, 2022, the tremendous life of  Anna May Hirsch came to an end at the glorious age of 94. She passed while she slumbered, but remains forever in the hearts of her two children Patty Berkovitz and Bill Hirsch, their partners Jack Florek and Tricia Hirsch, her beloved grandchildren Jeremy Hirsch (wife Eli Hirsch), Kayla Eliesen (husband Dave Eliesen), Alexandra Hirsch, and Derek Hirsch and incredible great-grandchildren Sarah, Adam, Isabelle, Charlie, and Dylan. 


    She entered this world on August 31, 1927, into the arms of Eva and Charlie Newport in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended University where she joined a sorority, and was popular with their closely linked fraternity so much so, that in 1945 she received a trophy declaring her the Queen of Phi Omega Kappa Fraternity. 


    She met and married Marshall Hirsch which brought her to Atlanta, the city that rapidly became her home. In 1989 she started 'Outings in the Park' located in Piedmont Park. Queen Anna was always ready and looking for her next adventure. Her lifelong love for China was born when she traveled there, upon returning she hosted several exchange students and adorned her home with mementos from her travels. 


    She prided herself in her ability to network and be thrifty. Constantly volunteering in the community, she got to be part of many local events. Ushering or passing out pamphlets, driving seniors to vote, and joining numerous choirs, theater, and dance groups were among the ways she immersed herself in her community. Her connections brought her opportunities and with much pride, she starred in a silent movie called Clair. Consequently, she knew people everywhere she went! No matter where she was off to, she always made a point to have her nails done and hair combed possibly as a result of her short-lived hand-modeling career. If you knew her, even if you didn't, please honor her memory by doing a random act of kindness. The Funeral will be held on Sunday.

    Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. 


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  • Margery R Diamond

    My sincere condolences to you Patty and Anna's entire family. Anna was a unique friend and we shared many wonderful times.

  • marci Ball

    I was fortunate enough to be a very small part of "Outings in the Park- what a glorious time to be with the wonderful person Anna was.

  • Roger Helman

    Patty has explained in an email I sent you just a little while ago all of our love to you your family to bill and his family

  • Billie Guthman

    Anna was a wonderful friend and neighbor on Crest Valley. I have many great memories of her and Billy and Patty from the early days there.May your memories soften your loss.

  • Tami Cornish

    I first met Anna when I was 10. And, even then, my first impression was that this was a big personality. As my best friend's mother, I and forever grateful and Anna will always have a special place in my heart. Over the many decades, we became friends. And I will always remember fondly our Sunday brunches.

  • Kathy Simmons

    Anna and I met in Tap class and quickly bonded. Her boundless energy and interest in all things arts made her a role model. We became really good friends and I feel blessed to have had her in my life. Thank you, Anna. What a woman!

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    I met Anna in the 80’s and became friends with her when she started her innovative program -Outings In The Park- which was videoed for my documentary film - Intergenerational Relationships. “May Anna’s Memory Be For A Blessing”

  • gladys hirsch

    so sorry to hear about your loss she was a special warm caring person and involved in so many things may good memories bring comfort to you

  • Sondra Ilgenfritz

    To know Anna was to never forget her. We first met at Horizon Theatre when we were both in a senior theatre ensemble. She had such dramatic flair that I instantly thought I want to meet that woman. She remained my staunch friend through founding my own theatre and even offering her home for our rehearsals. She gave with her whole heart and she lived with her whole heart.

  • Judith and Mark Taylor

    Mark has known Anna since before she moved to Atlanta, and I ever since I moved here in 1958. Anna was one of the most interesting people we have ever known. She was great fun as well as kind loving and we have great memories of our times together. We will not be in Atlanta on Sunday but will be thinking about you and maybe can watch a week or so later on a recording. Condolences to all of you.

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