Deceased Information


    Elaine Potlock

  • AGE



    Saturday, April 22, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, April 25, 2023


    1:00 PM





    Elaine Potlock passed away on April 22, 2023 with her children by her side, at the age of 91. Born in Baltimore, Md. on Dec. 18, 1931, Elaine will be remembered by family and friends as a person who was beautiful both inside and out.  

    She graduated from Forest Park High School in Baltimore, where she was in the Honor Society and served as the Senior Class Treasurer.  She attended secretarial school and later took classes at the local community college.  She married her high school sweetheart, Barry, in 1952. Elaine put 100% into all her endeavors, and in her career, she held accounting and administrative positions in the places life took her:  Baltimore, San Diego while Barry was in the Navy, Miami, where they moved when they had a young family, Westchester, NY, and finally settling in Atlanta by 1977.  In a nod to her strength and fortitude, she worked as a secretary for three rabbis over the years.

    Elaine was creative and generous to family, friends and community.  She took great joy in making beautiful quilts for each of the four grandchildren and customized appliqued bags as gifts for friends.  She was very involved in ORT and gave 16 years of service volunteering at the Dunwoody Medical Center, as well as working for many children’s causes, which were especially dear to her heart. Elaine never met a baby she didn’t love, including her children, grandchildren and great-grandson – all of whom she adored. 

    Elaine was pre-deceased by her husband of 70 years, Barry, who passed just four months ago, father Charles Nachman, and mother Faye Koerin Nachman.  

    Elaine is survived by children Jay Potlock (Mary Kay) and Fran Putney (Taylor) all of Atlanta; her sister Sheila Weiss (Thomas) of Baltimore, and grandchildren Carolyn Potlock, Kevin Potlock, Maddie Putney (Leigh Estrada) and Jordan Putney; and great-grandson Payton Potlock-Pizano.

    Donations may be made to ORT, The Temple or any children’s cause.  A graveside service took place on Tuesday, April 25 at Crest Lawn Cemetery.  Funeral arrangements by Dressler’s.  

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  • Gail Cohn

    Fran, My heartfelt sympathy over the loss of your Mother. May her memory before blessing.

  • Bunny Lenhard

    Dear Fran and Jay, Bob and I are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother. . You are in our thoughts at this sad time.

  • Ann Willen

    Jay & family, I am sorry for your loss. Now your Mom & Dad are together again. My thoughts are with you all.

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