Deceased Information


    Barbara Finocchio

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    Friday, February 17, 2023 (Before Sunset)








    Barbara Stein Finocchio, aged 84, of Dunwoody, Georgia, passed away on February 17, 2023. She attended Bethany College for her Bachelor Degree in Education and the University of Pittsburgh for her Master Degree in Education.

    Barbara worked in the Jewish Community Center field in Atlanta, Houston, and Rochester, N.Y. She served as the Program Director of Camp Barney Medintz in its early years, was the Day Camp Director at the Houston JCC and served as the Director of Camp Seneca Lake of the Rochester JCC.  Barbara left this field to become an elementary school teacher in 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia and eventually became a reading specialist, retiring in 2011 having taught for 34 years. Her entire career was devoted to children. She heard from children telling her about their lives and careers until her death.
    Barbara met her husband Michael at the AJCC in 1966 and they married in 1970. This year they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.
    She was an avid sports fan and always rooted for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. She loved to cruise and went on 20 cruises with her husband and family.
    Barbara was an amazing woman who had a passion for her career. She loved children and wanted to see them succeed. She was witty, sarcastic, very smart and could charm anyone and get them to perform a task and make them believe it was their idea. She was admired by the teachers she worked with. She was the epitome of style. Although her nails, jewelry, hair and clothes were always on point, her heart was her true beauty. Barbara had the gift of making those around her feel valued and loved. She touched so many lives.
    Barbara is predeceased by her father Leon Stein, mother Ethel Eger, her brothers Dr. Herbert Stein and Dr. Jack Stein.  She is survived by her husband, Michael Finocchio.
    Memorial donations may be made to Camp Twin Lakes or Camp Barney Medintz in her memory.
    An online memorial will be held at a future date.  Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • Jerry Glazer

    I was fortunate to attend Barney Medintz from the first session beginning in1963 & then 1964. I recall Barbara-she was a sweet & hard worker-she new every camper by name. She was beloved by all-rest in peace...

  • Roberta Scher

    I had the privilege of meeting Barbara when I was a counselor and she was program director at Camp Barney Medintz. She was smart, fun and enjoyed working with the children and her colleagues. So many years have passed, but I still consider her a dear friend and mentor. May her memory always be a blessing.

  • Gail & Barry Saloff

    We will always remember the fun times we had at our weekly dinner & cards. Barbara will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

  • Jerry isikoff

    So sorry to hear this. What an amazing person . She was a true mentor and shaped my early career in healthcare . I am filled with many wonderful and heart warming memories. Loved her dearly. She will forever be missed in my heart. My condolences Michael.

  • Stephen Dell

    My heartfelt so sorry Michael. Glad you had 53 wonderful years together.

  • Susan Scheer

    Michael, sending hugs, Barbara will be forever in our hearts.

  • Felice Margol

    Barbara was one of a kind. She was funny, caring, and loved by all. I am sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by your memories of her.

  • Eric Robbins

    Barbara was one of the finest people tp walk this earth. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Fran Newman

    Michael I am so sorry for the lost of sweet Barbara. May her memory always be a blessing. Prayers to u and your family. Fran. From your dental office

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