Deceased Information


    Sabina Szlam

    Sheindel bat Avrun

  • AGE



    Sunday, February 19, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, February 20, 2023


    3:00 PM







    Mrs. Sabina Szlam, of Atlanta, GA, passed away this morning.  With her were her children and spouses, Alek, Fania, Roman, and Kyle.  She is survived by her two sons, two grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and other family and many friends. 

    Funeral to be held at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, Beth Jacob section, Monday, February 20, 2023, at 3:00PM. 

    In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Atlanta.

    Mrs. Szlam was born in a small town outside of Warsaw, Poland, in 1929, the 3rd of 3 daughters.  Besides other work, her parents rented orchards in the summer to sell fruits and vegetables throughout the year. Her father was also a cobbler. He was a very devout Jewish man. Her mother was also a very dedicated homemaker.  In 1939, when the war broke out, the family were forced to flee their town eastward, eventually ending up in Vladimir, Russia.  During the war, as a young girl, she suffered many hardships including hunger, frost, many escapes, being strafed, and more.  After returning to Poland post war, eventually her family settled in Klodzko, where, at 17, she met Michal, who would be her husband from the following year until his death in 2000.  Their first son was born 2 years after the marriage.  Sabina and Michal, and other family member couples and parents, settled to making a life for their families, and to helping rebuild Poland.  In 1956, many of their family members moved to Israel.  In the late 1950s, Michal was transferred to Wroclaw, Poland, where their second son was born.  Sabina was a homemaker, worked part-time as a bookkeeper, and, along with Michal, completed her GED.  In 1969, with the extremely high anti-semitic climate in Poland, they along with the other 2 remaining families, moved to the US, settling in Atlanta.  Mrs. Szlam, along with the other members of her family now in Atlanta, began their lives anew for the 3rd time.  She found a daytime job within walking distance of their apartment, cooked for and took care of the family and the apartment, and helped Michal with the extra work he brought home every evening.  She learned English, and how to drive, and continued this way until osteoporosis forced her to retire early.  She helped Michal run his post-retirement business until he became terminally ill.  She took complete care of Michal and her house until his death.  She suffered his loss greatly for the rest of her life.  She started volunteering and exercising, and continued thus until, again, osteoporosis, forced her to limit her activities.  She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much.  She loved nature, flowers, birds, and the wide, blue, blue sky.

    The family would like to acknowledge with special appreciation the kindness, help, patience, and dedication of Mrs. Szlam’s wonderful caregivers of over 8 years:  Amouna, Fedla, Julia, Sokhna, Mariama, Jackie, Sonia, Ndeye, and Awa, and others.





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  • Nelda Rousso

    I treasure the memories of our friendship and the Shabbat meals together. After we moved to Israel I missed her greatly but continued to enjoy our phone visits & hear updates on her children & great grandchildren. She was a very special loving woman

  • Josh Wittenberg

    Your mom was such a loving friend to my parents, particularly my mom Doreen Wittenberg. Truly grateful and may your mother's memory continue to be one of great joy as it will be for my family. Lots of Love!!!

  • David Taylor-Klaus

    Alek, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love and energy to you and the rest of her family mourning her passing.

  • Robert Port

    Alek, sorry to hear this. May her memory always be a blessing for your family.

  • Martha Jo Katz

    Dear Halina, Alek and family. Sending love and deepest sympathy. I remember your beautiful mother and know the memories in your hearts will bring comfort to your soul. You are in my thoughts. Best to all.

  • Betty & Alan Sunshine

    Alek and Halina, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May her memory be a blessing.