Deceased Information


    Lillian (Farber) Troop

  • AGE



    Monday, February 13, 2023


    Wednesday, February 15, 2023


    2:00 PM




    Those wishing to view virtually may do so via the following links:

    • 2:00 Funeral service at Temple Sinai:

    • Interment at Arlington:, passcode 5645

    • 5:00 Shiva Minyan at Temple Sinai:


    Reception/Minyan: 3:30 pm/5:00pm at Temple Sinai





    Lillian Beatrice (Farber) Troop, 92, passed away peacefully in her residence surrounded by her family on February 13, 2023.

    Lillian was born in Philadelphia, PA to Benjamin and Yetta Farber and was welcomed by her grandmother, four older siblings, nieces, nephews, and many cousins. Lillian graduated from Gratz High School, was inducted into the National Honor Society, and started working in the insurance field.

    She met her loving husband, Joseph Troop, on a blind date and never looked back. They ventured to Atlanta, GA when their children, Andrew and Toni, were young, and together they ran Troop Construction Corporation. Lillian was devoted to the Jewish community, through ORT, National Council of Jewish Women, as an active parent at the Hebrew Academy of Atlanta (now Greenfield) and founding charter member of Temple Sinai of Atlanta. Lillian’s commitment to Jewish values led her to a position with the Atlanta Chapter of the American Jewish Committee where she thrived for over 23 years. Meeting dignitaries such as The Honorable John Lewis and supporting the evolution of The Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition, ACCESS and other critical endeavors gave her purpose and connection.

    Lillian was perhaps most well known for her delicious chocolate-walnut mandelbrot and opening her home and her heart to everyone she met. A frequent chaperone for school field trips and BBYO events, a lover of games from Canasta to Gin Rummy and Mahjong, an avid reader of novels and auto-biographies, Lillian was also a founding and active member for almost fifty years of The Optimist Stock Club, which was created by women for women to learn more about the world of investments and open opportunities for financial independence.

    In her late 80s, after nearly 60 years in Atlanta, Lillian developed dementia and eventually moved to be with her children in the Boston area, where she lived and was lovingly cared for at the Goddard House for the past two years.

    Lillian was predeceased by her husband of 32 years. Lillian is survived by her son Andrew Troop, his wife Andrea Sussman and their children Jenna Troop and Joshua Troop; by her daughter Toni Troop and her wife Ilene Perlman; and many nieces, nephews, and their children and other relatives and dear friends.

    Lillian will be buried at Arlington Memorial Park on Wednesday, February 15 after services starting at 2pm at Temple Sinai of Atlanta. Following the burial, a reception and minyan will be held at Temple Sinai. The burial and the service will be available via Zoom (watch for link).

    In lieu of flowers, Lillian would have loved to see donations support three of her favorite organizations: American Jewish Committee, Atlanta Chapter, Temple Sinai of Atlanta, and Yiddish Book Center.


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  • Jackie Metzel

    Dear Andrew and Toni and family, My deep sympathy on the loss of your beloved Mother, Lillian. She was a very kind person. My love to you all.

  • Barbara Lincoln

    Toni and Andrew, your mother was such a joy for our community. I loved running into her and catching up. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Bev Aaron

    I have fond memories of many years working with Lillian on ORT committees and enjoyed her engaging personality and enthusiasm for helping to raise money for a worthwhile organization. May your memories bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Andrew. Andrea , Toni , Ilene and Familes Our heartfelt condolences. May her memory be a blessing forever.

  • Barbara Planer

    Dear Toni and Andrew,I knew your dear mother from the very early days of ORT thru the Academy thru working with her at AJC thru many mutual friends. She was such a lovely, warm, delightful person. Her memory will be a part of so many people's lives. My thoughts are with you, Barbara Planer

  • Susan J Berch

    Lillian was a great friend to my mom, Lois Berch of blessed memory. She was a warm, sweet, kind & generous lady who will be missed. She used to go to the movies with my mom & me during the Jewish Film Festival. I'm glad she is with mom now.

  • gladys hirsch

    my thougts are with you at this sad time i spent a lot of of time with your mom she was so kind warm your parents wer every speciali hope the wonderful memories will bring smiles to you my love to you gladys hirsch l

  • Jed Mescon

    Lillian took the south by storm and somehow never lost her accent. She became the ultimate purveyor of true southern hospitality with that incredible laugh. She was my second mom who would always be there to celebrate a great triumph. When you live to 92 you have done it all especially having a sense of purpose in life which was always connecting with others. I'm just glad we never lost touch.

  • Elise Eplan

    For so many years, it was a joy to walk into the AJC office and see Lillian's smiling face. I was lucky enough to have known her for years before as my Hebrew Academy classmate Andrew's mother. Her memory is a blessing for me and for so many others.

  • David Schoenberg

    Andy and Toni, I wish I could be with you today, but I am in NC. I will Zoom in to the funeral. I treasured my many interactions with your Mom; she was a "Troop"-er. I would have loved to share a few minutes with each of you as well, but alas, it is not meant to be. Perhaps you will consider a small gathering if you return next year for the unveiling. Much love and warmth. May Lillian's neshama permeate your worlds on a daily basis.

  • Ilene Zier

    Andrew and Toni, your Mom was a lovely person and I enjoyed our encounters when you were at the Hebrew Academy. May your memories be a blessing.

  • Phyllis and Lew Kravitz

    To all the Troop family - - We send our heartfelt condolences. Lillian was a wonderful person and she will be missed.