Deceased Information


    Ann Galanti


    Monday, August 22, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, August 23, 2022


    10:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 826 5673 3860

    Passcode: 411714


    Greenwood Cemetery


    Tuesday and Wednesday night at Lenbrook Square. 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm. With services at 7:00 pm

    3747 Peachtree Road, Atlanta



    Ann Friedman Galanti, 90, of Atlanta Georgia passed away early Monday morning, August 22, 2022, her heart bursting with joy after reveling in a celebratory evening filled with devoted family, immense love, and radiant joy, which is just how Ann lived her life. 

    Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 12, 1932 to Hymie and Flo Friedman (‘zl), Ann attended Erasmus Hall High School followed by Brooklyn College. Ann’s life took a fateful turn the summer of 1954. After almost canceling a vacation to South Beach, in Miami, Florida, Ann met Sam Galanti when he and his friends were forced to change hotels, ending up at the same hotel as Ann and her friends. Following just a few chaperoned visits in September and November, Ann and Sam were engaged in December and married January 30, 1955, after seeing each other a total of only seven days before their wedding. Typical of Ann, she trusted her instincts, which proved to be impeccable throughout her life. 

    Leaving behind the familiarity of Brooklyn, Ann moved to Sam’s hometown of Atlanta Georgia where she lived an energetic life, rich with family, friends who were like family, and community. Ann’s quick sense of humor, unbridled warmth, and innate leadership skills propelled her to a life of service. Ann played an instrumental role in the establishment and growth of Women’s American ORT in Atlanta, serving as North Suburban chapter president, followed by region and district leadership positions. ORT recognized Ann with Woman of the Year and Bea Camhi service awards. Ann also devoted her time to Congregation Or VeShalom and served as sisterhood president. 

    Ann brought optimism, zest, and thoughtfulness everywhere she went. She nurtured relationships, with a big smile, a kind word, and practical advice. Ann was a great cook and baker, and she loved hosting family holidays. Above all, Ann believed in and modeled “family first”, which lives on through her children and grandchildren.

    Ann is survived by her husband, Sam Galanti. She is also survived by her children Richard (Barrie) Galanti, Helene (Stuart) Tuck and Louisa (Mark) Benjamin; her treasured eight grandchildren, Sam, Jonathan, Anna, Oliver, Peninah, Ilene, Samuel and Rachel and so many nieces, nephews  and their families. She was preceded in death by her loving sister, Rheta Okun, and her loving brother Bernie and sister in law Barbara Friedman (her forever best friend)  She also loved her two wonderful caregivers, Marvalyn Clarke and Nadine Barrett. 

    Donations can be made to Womens American ORT or Congregation Or VeShalom.

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  • Wendy & Tim Varn

    Ann, you will be truly missed. You and your families were such a cherished part of our families. Sending prays and thoughts...

  • Suzan and Bob Brourman

    We did not hear about Ann's passing until several days later and were so shocked and sad. She was a wonderful, sweet funny lady who loved everyone. Our condolences to Sam, Helene, Louisa, Richard and the extended family. She will be greatly missed.

  • Joe & Janice Nodvin

    My Sister, Roz Tarica was best friends with Ann and truly admired her Mother. I was Joey Nodvin to them and Roz and Ann were best Friends. Ann married Sam and Roz married Joe Tarica and their closeness was more like relatives than friends. I only have the sweetest memories of Ann and the Galanti Family and Janice and I sent our most sincere condolences. Joe & Janice Nodvin

  • Linda miller

    Helene and family:So sorry for the loss of your mom.What a wonderful warm lady and I have wonderful memories of our ORT days.She was a true blessing .Sending my love

  • Robyn and Doug Ross

    So sorry for your family’s loss. May Aunt Ann rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing to all who were fortunate to know and love her.

  • Miriam (Franco) and Jeff Wasileski

    Ann was a wonderful, warm and friendly person. She will be missed. Our sincere condolence to her family.

  • Dawn Brenner Newman

    I’m so sad to hear of the passing of your mother. Your eulogy says it all. I spent many nights in the Galanti home as a child. Louisa and Helene, our lives have crossed paths over the years, and Richard, who would have know we would live on Mercer Island in Washington and sit next to each other at Lainee and Stu’s wedding. Your family is one for the ages. Your mom always made me feel comfortable in your home. May her memory be a blessing to us all.

  • Cheryl Singer Weiss

    Louisa and family, Sad to hear this but what a life! As kids she was a forced to be reckoned with and always a yummy lunch while we ran through the neighborhood. Sending you strength as you mourn this next year. Michael sends his regards to Barrie and Richard as well. We will miss visiting with Ann at Lenbrook. It will be much quieter now without her stories. Take care. Cheryl & Michael Weiss

  • Gene Benator

    Dearest Galanti Family: Patty join's me in sending our deepest condolences and prayers on the passing of your beloved Ann. One of life's most beautiful people. May the memories of her smiles and laughter comfort you at this difficult time and always. Love to everyone. Gene

  • Susan and Ron Heidt

    Our hearts go out to the entire Galanti family. Ann was a true diamond. Not only did she value family, but she made her friends, her family, as well. Ann and my Mom became friends through ORT(over 50 years ago), even though they lived in different cities. When my parents moved to Atlanta, Ann and Sam made sure they were welcomed. Ann will be missed by so many who loved her. Sending hugs, with Love from the Heidt's and the Epstein's.

  • Janice Metzel

    Dearest Richard and entire family, I am so deeply saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. I so adored her. I will always treasure her warmth, kindly charm, and our special chats together. She will be greatly missed. Sending you and the entire Galanti family, my heartfelt sympathies, condolences, and love.

  • Vicki and Rael Grosswald

    Our community has lost a very special and loved lady! Ann was always dear to me and my entire family---I'm grateful to know her last days were spent celebrating and surrounded by those she loved--

  • Janet Light Brooks

    I heard of Ann’s passing with great sadness. She was a kind, wonderful woman. May her Memory be for a Blessing. Love, Janet

  • Morris & Amy Maslia

    Thinking of the Galanti family at this very difficult time. We always remember Ann with her beautiful smiles and always part of the OVS Sisterhood. Her memory will always be a blessing to all who knew her

  • Gail and Jackie Frank

    What wonderful memories I have growing up and spending time in the Galanti household, and Ann played a large part of those memories. Our deepest condolences, and may you all find love, comfort and peace in her memory, as well.

  • Sheila /Arthur Fox

    Dear Uncle Sam, Richard, Helene, and Louisa, and entire family, Our sincere condolences for your loss of a great, wonderful, majestic women. She will be sorely missed by all. We send our love to all of you. May her nashama rest in peace, and may her memory be a blessing.

  • Doris Frank

    My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the entire Galanti family. We have been neighbors and friends for so long, and I have such a special place in my heart for Ann. Rest in peace, my friend. with love, Doris

  • Albert Tenenbaum

    Thinking of the entire Galanti family. Tillie always loved talking to Ann over the phone and hearing about her beautiful children and grandchildren. Love to you during this difficult time.

  • S Shirley Rich

    Shirley Rich I like the rest of us are so shocked and you’re sad information. What a wonderful woman she will be missed I send my love to all of you

  • Alan Taranto

    Kind, caring, responsible, bright, witty, and immensely proud of her children was she. Ann is loved, and will be sorely missed.

  • Danny and Miriam Saul

    Galanti Family, We have such good memories of Sam and Ann and the connection to our family for many years.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time...Miriam and Danny

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Helene and family,so sorry to hear of the loss of Ann.Thinking of you during this difficult time!May her memory be a blessing.Our heartfelt condoleances.

  • Ilise Cohen

    Dear Uncle Sam, Richard, Helene, Louisa and families, I am so very sorry about your mom's passing and I wish there were words of comfort that could take away the pain for such incredible loss. Your mom, Aunt Ann, was beautiful and kind, and so welcoming. I hope that the abundance of love she gave to you all and to the world - and the love we all feel for her - will give you strength and support. All our love, ilise, Dan and V

  • Barbara Krinsky

    my dear Sam,Helene,Louisa,Richard and the entire Galanti family. Ann was the sister I never had. She was my best friend.There isn' anything that we would not do for one another.We enjoyed many simchas together. We cooked for one another. We laughed and cried for one another. She was a great Mom, a great wife to Sam and she will always be my best friend, Rest in peace my friend.

  • Susan Gordon Moray and Betty Ann Shusterman

    Dear Sam, Richard, Helene and Louisa, we were so sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I spent a lot of time at your home while growing up and it was such a loving home. My mom and I send our condolences. May Ann's memory always be for a blessing.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Sam and entire family Our heartfelt condolences . Ann was a lovely lady and liked by everyone . May her wonderful memory be a blessing.

  • Hilly Panovka

    My very deepest sympathy to you Sam, to Richard and Barrie, to Helene and Stuart , to Louisa and Mark, and to all the wonderful grandchildren who Ann loved and boasted about so much! Ann was one of the first people I met when we immigrated to the US and arrived in Atlanta. We met through ORT, both were deeply committed to ORT and developed a wonderful friendship. I admired and loved Ann all these years and will miss her. All the great and enduring memories of Ann are a treasure May her memories be for a blessing

  • Toni Adler

    Dear Sam, Richard, Louisa, and Helene, we are so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing away. She was the ultimate daughter as I remember her mother living with the family, and a fabulous mother to the three children and incredible wife. We missed them when they moved away from the neighborhood. It seemed like the perfect family. May her memory be a blessing for all the family. Toni and Joel Adler

  • Esther Halfon Taratoot & Family

    We are sooo sorry May Ann’s memory be a blessing You are all in our thoughts and prayers !

  • Wendy and Steve Light

    So sorry to hear of your moms passing! I know she will be missed Thinking of the family with our sympathies!

  • Kathie Alhadeff

    I have such fond memories of Ann and Saturday card games with my mother. She was a very special lady. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. Kathie & Stevie Alhadeff

  • Jenna Shulman

    So glad that I had the opportunity to know Ann through my work with ORT. She was such a special woman and will be fondly remembered.

  • Roz Winston

    Ann was one special lady. Women's American ORT brought us together when I worked at the office. Ann & I would have wonderful visits even after the office closed in Dunwoody. She spoke so much about her wonderful children, I feel I know each of you. The stories of your Passover seders are a favorite of mine with all the relatives. I hope you will have many smiles when remembering your good stories of beloved Ann. May her memory always be for a blessing. My thoughts are with all of you.

  • Leon and Sylvia Capouano

    Our hearts go out to Sam and all of Ann’s family. We go back a long time and even though our paths may not have crossed very often, when we did meet it was as if time never passed. We will miss Ann. Our thoughts and condolences are with all the family.

  • Fran Rothfarb Gerlich

    So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. My heart goes out to all of the family.

  • Harriet and Bob Berlin

    We were so sorry to hear of Ann"s passing. We send our heartfelt and sincerest condolences to Sam and family.

  • Jan lewin

    What a sad day it is saying goodbye to the amazing matriarch of this Galanti family. She was a woman of valor and beacon for all who knew her. My condolences to all.

  • Toby Berlin Rosenbaum

    So sorry to hear. Sending love. Toby Berlin Rosenbaum

  • ron herman

    We have known Ann and Sam for many years. Our condolences go out to all the family. Ronnie and Nicki Herman

  • Jay Tenenbaum

    So terrible to hear of your Mom's passing. It has been a difficult time for Helaine and Stuart with two back to back funerals. My heart goes out to you all.

  • Cheryl Samet

    Ann was the best role model of a woman of her generation! She (and Sam) were wonderful to me and my parents. My favorite memories are being included in the Galanti clan gatherings back in the 80's. Time flies..... She'll be looking down from up above directing.....sending my love

  • Merna and Allen Stein

    Dear Sam and family, We were so sorry to hear about Ann’s death. Our heartfelt sympathy to all. She was such a lovely person and never without a a smile on her face.

  • Bruce Gartner

    Dear Richard, Boruch Dayan HaEmet. Your mother was a great to my mom for many years. Condolences to your entire family.

  • Bev Aaron

    Dear Sam, Richard, Helene, Louisa and family, I’m so sorry to be out of town and learn of Ann’s passing. I have such fond memories of my many years of ORT with Ann going to the many meetings and traveling to FL and conventions. Ann was always so lovely and fun to be with. Truly an Eshet Chayil, Ann was loved by many and will be remembered lovingly. May your fond memories bring you comfort. Sending my love.

  • Lisa Aaron Schwartz

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Ann Galanti. I have so many found memories of growing up with Louisa and spending the night at the house. Sendng lots of love to your family.

  • Martha Jo Katz

    Such fond memories of Mrs. Galanti. Always kind to me and enjoyable to be around. "Memories in the Heart Bring Comfort to the Soul"! And I know you all have special memories of her! May she rest in peace.

  • Patrice Cohen

    Uncle Sam, Richard, Helene, Louisa, and families, Sending my sincere condolences to all of you. Aunt Ann was a shining star and a class act. ALWAYS made me feel like real family every time we gathered for holidays, etc. Know I'm so saddened for your loss. She will be missed and not forgotten. She's resting now. Much love, Patrice Cohen

  • Moe and Sherri Soriano

    So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Ann and Mike Silver

    Mr. Galanti, Richard, Helene, and Louisa, Mrs. Galanti was truly a special woman and wonderful friend of our family. We shared so many wonderful simchas and fun times together. Just last night I made her pasta salad recipe that she made for a party when I got married! She and mom and dad were the best of friends and I always loved seeing her and her beautiful smile. She will be missed.

  • Leah Franco

    A truly special lady - her motto was likely Family First. Always a kind word for everyone. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.

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