Deceased Information


    Sandra Lieff Faye

    Simcha bas Mendel v Malka


    Saturday, August 19, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, August 21, 2023


    9:30 AM




    Following the service a luncheon will be held at Temple Kol Emeth. The family will hold Shiva at the home of Cynthia Bowman Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

    2859 Water Wheel Court, NE, Marietta, GA



    Sandra Lieff Faye, age 82, Marietta, Georgia died August 19, 2023.

    Sandra Jacqueline Lieff was born in 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the first of three daughters to Mildred and Milton and later, a dear big sister to Donna and Shelley. Known as Sandy to her friends, Mom to Cynthia, Aaron (AJ), Samuel (Sam), and Jeremy, and affectionately as “Gigi” to those who loved her most, she was also known as “Mrs. Faye” to the students and families she served throughout her career as a special educator.

    Sandy moved to Marietta, Georgia in the 1980s where she lived close to her children Cynthia and AJ. She worked for 20 years in the Dekalb County School District and spent many weekends with the five of her eight beloved grandchildren who lived nearby. Sandy loved to travel and made frequent trips to two of her favorite destinations, Las Vegas and California, to visit her other two sons and three grandchildren.

    Sandy was a lifelong learner who, while teaching full-time, received her master’s degree, and in her retirement, enjoyed auditing community college classes, attending lectures, and taking educational trips for senior learners. Sandy loved the arts and had season tickets to many Atlanta attractions, from the Fox Theater to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art. She was a voracious reader who devoured several books a week, and every Sunday morning, she completed the New York Times crossword puzzle in pen. An active congregant of Temple Kol Emeth for many years, Sandy spent every Friday of her retirement before the COVID-19 pandemic volunteering in the synagogue’s front office and setting up the social hall for oneg Shabbat, and her friends knew to find her every Friday night in the same row of the sanctuary for Shabbat services.

    The isolation of the pandemic and a subsequent Alzheimer’s diagnosis took a toll on Sandy. She spent her final years surrounded by friends new and old at The Solana assisted living, where she relished in field trips, art classes, and crossword puzzles through the very end. Sandy is survived by her sister Donna Gorsen (Melvin Gorsen); sister Shelly Lieff; daughter Cynthia Bowman and granddaughter Mollie Bowman (Oliver Macklin); son Aaron Faye, granddaughters Heather, Danielle, Victoria, and Katrina Faye, and great granddaughters McKenzie and Kailey Krane; son Samuel Faye (Marilyn Faye) and granddaughter Sara Faye; and son Jeremy Faye and granddaughters Celia and Chloe Faye. A graveside service will be held on August 21, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Steven Lebow officiating.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Sandy’s memory to Weinstein Hospice, whose loving and attentive care was a blessing in her final days.

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  • Marsha Hildebrand

    I will greatly miss Sandra Fay. She always had a smile on her face. Never said an unkind word to anyone, and always made who ever she was talking to feel better! She loved going to Temple Kol Emeth, loved to volunteer there and loved when the Women of Chabad came to visit her at her nursing home. I am sure she is in heaven looking down on us all with a big smile on her face. My deepest sympathy to her family sincerely Marsha Hildebrand

  • Ronni Udoff

    My heartfelt condolences to Sandy's family. She was a soft-spoken member of our Book Babes group, opening her home frequently to gatherings, but always had something poignant to say, another book to recommend. Her sweet smile will be missed!

  • Margery Diamond

    Sandy was a delightful friend, who I met at Huntley Hills. We continued our friendship after retirement at Book Babes. She had a warm, charming personality. My deepest sympathy to all her family.

  • Liz Helgesen

    Dear Cynthia and family, the Chabad of Cobb volunteers loved our pre-Shabbat visits with your mom at The Solana. She was always waiting for us on the lobby sofa with her purse on her lap, a huge smile on her face and love in her heart. She sang with us, prayed with us and joyfully participated in all things Jewish. We will miss her sweet spirit. Our heartfelt condolences to you all.

  • Renee Karchmer

    Sandy and I taught together at Huntley Hills Elementary. She and I shared fun times together and I enjoyed her company. She was wonderful with her students. My condolences to her family.

  • Sandra Racine

    She was a blessing to those who knew her. I loved working with her at HHES. Condolences to the family.

  • Pam (Lowe) Reynoldd

    Cynthia, I am sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort from happy memories.

  • Joan Solomon

    I'm so saddened to learn about Sandy's passing. I remember her fondly. My deepest condolences.

  • Linda Ames

    Fond memories of Sandy?? Her warmth and engaging conversations at our Book Babes and TKE gatherings. May her memory be for a blessing.