Deceased Information


    Dorothy (DG) Isaacson Klingensmith

  • AGE



    Sunday, March 05, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Tuesday, March 07, 2023


    10:30 AM




    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be held at 4633 Vermack Place on Tuesday and Wednesday. 



    Klingensmith (Isaacson) Dorothy Gail "DG"
    DG, age 70, of Dunwoody, GA, passed away Sunday evening, March 5, 2023, at Emory University Hospital surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on November 8, 1952, in Columbus, GA, to the late Dr. Herschel and Pauline Isaacson. DG was the wife of Bob (Bear) Klingensmith and mother of Dani Klingensmith.  She graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta and attended the University of Tennessee. She earned a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University and a master's degree from Georgia Washington University.  Following employment with Eastern Airlines, DG began a very rewarding and fulfilling career as a teacher in both the Cobb and DeKalb counties school system. Recognized as a dedicated and caring teacher, DG retired from Kingsley Elementary School in Dunwoody following 20 years of service. She was known for her laughter, fierce devotion to family and friends, and unwavering bravery.  DG could often be found dancing along to Barbra Streisand tunes, finding the best deals around Atlanta, laughing uncontrollably with her little sister, Nancy, relaxing on various beaches along the East Coast, rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs and Belmont Abbey Crusaders, or enjoying the activities at Rivermont Golf Club. She was a devoted wife and mother who always put family first. Her kindness, compassion, and generosity touched the lives of all who knew her.  She will be deeply missed by Bear and Dani, her siblings Bobby (Nancy) Isaacson, Dr. Keith Isaacson, and Nancy (Brian) Gunter, her cousins, nieces, nephews, and colleagues. She will be forever loved and remembered. Thanks for the countless memories, DG!  The funeral and burial services will be on Tuesday, March 7, at 10:30 AM at Greenwood Cemetery, 1173 Cascade Cir SW, in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cure HHT  8 Henderson Hill Ct, Monkton, MD 21111 and Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.   Shiva will be held at 4633 Vermack Place on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

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  • Linda S Diamond

    So sorry to hear this news. Hugs to the entire family.

  • Andrew Goldstein

    To Keith and the Isaacson family, my condolences on the passing of your dear sister. May she be a constant reminder of the love and compassion that she shared so freely.

  • Alyson Silverman

    To all of DG's family and friends, I was saddened to hear of DG's passing. She was always so full of life and a delight to be around. May her Memory be for a Blessing. With love, Alyson

  • Gail Heyman

    Grew up with Dg and always loved her entire family, and she will be missed!

  • Linda Reisman

    Howard and I were so saddened to hear of DGs passing. We both have such wonderful memories growing up with the Isaacsons in the MM neighborhood. She was always so sweet; a bright light out way too soon. We send our sincerest condolences to the whole family.

  • Monique Jackson

    I was so sad to hear of Mrs Klingensmith's passing. I used to joke with her every day we worked by saying I was trying to beat her to school as we both parked in the handicapped space and she would always arrive before me. One day I arrived before her and I could not wait to run in and say hahahahah I beat you but she had taken off that day. When she returned to work the following day we laughed so hard, she said Jackson the only way you going to beat me is if I'm absent. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. I will miss her smile and advice. After I had Covid I didn't have an appetite and she shared with me to try Ensure fruit flavored drinks and I still drink those to this day. I will miss you Mrs Klingensmith's.

  • Rita Franco-Gilbert

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Isaacson Family. I have so many fond memories growing up two doors away from all of you in the Margaret Mitchell neighborhood. DG was really a sweet and bright woman. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Conswella Bennett

    I was saddened to hear the news about Mrs. Klingensmith's passing. I often think about our time teaching ELA and diagramming sentences when she taught 5th grade at Kingsley. When I began my first year teaching and in the TAPP program, I taught with her and the 5th grade team. We taught social studies, and she was very helpful - not only encouraging me along the way but she was open to me using strategies I learned in the TAPP program with the class. I really enjoyed working and learning from her.

  • Pamela Jones

    My loving Co-worker you will be missed, Your smiling face and your kind heart. Rest in peace Sunshine! Love you Jones

  • Bill and Deb Nefsky

    DG was one of the first people I met in 1974 when I moved into Tempo Horizon off of Plaster Road / Buford Highway. She and her roommate Debbie were great neighbors and always fun to be around. Her family was always welcoming and friendly to newcomers. Although I had lost contact over the years , both Deb and myself want to send our sincere condolences to all of the Family and may she rest in peace.

  • Wendy Rich Light

    Sending love and sympathy to the family. The Isaacson were neighbors, Many wonderful memories of time shared together

  • Joanne Mendel

    I am so sorry to hear the sad news about the loss of your beloved wife and, mother. To you all, Bobby,Nfancy,Keith, Nancy and Brian know that I am thinking of you with love and memories of what once was.

  • Larry and Stella Gordon and Betty Ann Shusterman

    I cannot recall a day in my life since I was born that I didn’t know DeeGee. Her parents and my parents were very close friends while I was growing up. Pauline, DeeGee’s mom, and my mom Betty Ann were the closest of friends. Her father Herschel was my dentist for many years. The Isaacson family were an important in our family’s lives. For a number of years DeeGee and I were next door neighbors. We extend our condolences to the entire family.

  • Anna Wildes

    Dani, Bear, and family, DG literally shaped me during my first years of teaching and motherhood. She taught me some of the most valuable lessons in life. She will always be one of the dearest, most precious people I hold in my heart. Sending you strength and healing through the cosmos. I know your guardian angel will continue to fiercely protect you as she always has! Love, Anna (Ms. Fowler/Mrs. Wildes)

  • Julese Cepero

    My heartfelt condolences to DG’s entire family . I met DG at UT and we were roommates. She was such a good friend. I am very saddened by this news. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Lori Krinsky

    Sending love and condolences to DG's family. I remember so many fun times together from elementary school and beyond. Lori Born Krinsky

  • Richard Mendel

    This is such sad news to hear. DG and I were friends since we were little kids, due to our parents being such close friends. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the Isaacson family at this time of grief.

  • Lauri Karp Lavine

    I was so shocked and saddened to see DG’s passing. SO too soon. She always had such a bright smile. May her memory be for a blessing.

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