Deceased Information


    Sherry Shaw

  • AGE



    Saturday, September 02, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, September 04, 2023







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    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Sherry Shaw, 97, on September 2, 2023.

    Sherry was born April 9, 1926, to Ezra and Rachel (Sassoon) Hannon in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1944 and a few years later moved with her family to Brooklyn, New York. Blessed with beauty, grace and poise she worked as a fashion model, featured in various newspapers. In 1948, Sherry met the love of her life, David, on a blind date. They were married in 1949, and in 1956 they relocated with their 3 young children to Atlanta.

    Sherry had a zest for life and a positive attitude. She was a role model and expected her family to do their best and be their best. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend. Sherry had a deep sense of pride and will be remembered for her kindness, dignity and class.

    Sherry lived life to the fullest and loved traveling the world with David. They celebrated 63 years of marriage until his untimely death in 2012. She also enjoyed playing golf, tennis and Mah Jongg. Sherry enjoyed entertaining and was the ultimate hostess, effortlessly delighting family and friends with her delicious Sephardic dishes at holiday gatherings and Shabbat dinners. Her home was always open to others.

    Survivor’s left to cherish her memory are her children, Roberta (Ronny) Carr, Donna (Mark) Levy, Alan (Devorah) Shaw; grandchildren Steven (Sarah) Perkins, Ryan Carr, Jason Levy, Eden and Dalia Shaw; great-grandson Dylan Perkins; sister Rosalie Steinberg. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband David, son Stanley, sister Mary Jacob and brother Jack Hannon, all of blessed memory. She will be sorely missed.

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  • Mindy Sloan Caplan

    Dearest Donna and Family, Your Mother was always very sweet and welcoming and I loved coming to your home as a child to play and spend the afternoon. I was so sorry to hear about her death. You were blessed to have her for so many years although I know that doesn’t ease the pain upon her passing. Although we will never forget Mrs Shaw, memories of her better days will hopefully return soon. Remember, “Sadness flies away on the wings of time” Thinking of you all with much love ??.

  • Renee Diamond Roos

    Dear Donna and all the Shaw Family- I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Xoxo, Renee

  • Janice Metzel

    Dearest Donna, Roberta, Alan, and extended family, I am so saddened to learn of your Mother's passing. I send you all my deepest condolences.

  • Jodi & Chuck

    She was a beautiful woman. We are sorry for you loss.

  • Mickey & Kathy

    Donna, Roberta, Alan & Steven, we were so saddened to hear of Sherry’s passing! Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy goes out to your entire family! We know death leaves a heartache, but love always leaves sweet memories!!

  • Libbie Habshey Shaw

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely and gracious lady. My parents thought the world of her and your family, we all did. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gail Harris

    My deepest condolences to Donna, Roberta and Alan at this sad time. May your Mon's memory always be for a blessing.

  • Ronnie Simon Perlstein

    Dear Donna, I want to send you my heartfelt thoughts and admiration that I have for you and your MOM now and forever! Your Mom has always been such an awesome Role Model to me. I remember going to your Home and loved being in the Kitchen with the “Orange and Green Pok-A-Dot Wallpaper” and the White Contemporary Kitchen Table and Chairs. I remember all the awesome things that your Mom made for all her dinners and loved picking while she was cooking. I so remember all the details of being at your Home. When I think of your Mom, I think of Charm, Grace, Sophistication, and Beauty! I so remember saying to myself.. “When I grow up – I hope I can be half as beautiful and sophisticated as your Mom”. I remember, being in awe of your Mom’s makeup and was always so excited to see your Mom, as we was going out with your DAD! Truly so beautiful! They were such an awesome couple! I have the fondest memories of both of your MOM and DAD! They treated me like a daughter, and both hold such a special place in my heart today. Donna, you are such an inspiration to me! You are so selfless and have truly been there for your MOM in every way. So inspiring to me, and I know how hard this is. I just hope that everyday when you reflect on these precious moments and wonderful memories, you will know that your Parents are resting peacefully. Both of your parents would want you to focus on the happy thoughts and positive memories that you hold in your heart.

  • Sharon Barton Kirsch

    Dearest Donna, I am so very sorry to here of the passing of your beloved mother,Sherry. You have been such a devoted daughter to your mom in this difficult journey for Your special, kind and sweet mom, Sherry Shaw. What a blessing and a comfort you were to your mom. I realize how hard it is to take care of someone you love so much and know that soon their physical being will be leaving us. The only comfort I can give to you, was how blessed and honored you were to have God give you such wonderful and loving parents. I know this to be true, For there is not a day that does not go by that I do not think of and miss painfully my parents, but I realize how Kind God was to give me such wonderful folks. May Hashem give you strength and comfort during this time of grief. I send you and your family healing thoughts, Sharon Barton Kirsch ?

  • Marilyn Cohen Warden

    Dear Roberta, Donna and Alan, Robby and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of your beautiful, sweet, caring mom. She always had so much grace and class. It all started on Biltmore Drive. I remember telling my mom whenever I got in trouble that I was "going to live at the Shaw's house because she's nice to her kids!" Sending love and big hugs to all of you.

  • Donna and Kenny Green

    My heart is breaking, hearing that your lovely mom, Sherry, passed. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. All of you had wonderful parents who loved each other so much! May happy memories of your mom be with you.

  • Lauri K. Lavine

    Dear Donna and all the Shaw family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember so clearly spending so much time together when she and my mother were in The Jewish Home Rehab. She was such a lovely lady and the apple did not fall far from the tree??. You have been so lovely to my mother. I know how difficult this time is to navigate. I can only offer loving and healing wishes. May her memory be for a blessing.

  • Joanne H Mendel

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mother. Of course I am thinking of all of you and sending my love at this sad time in your loves.

  • The family of Doran and Carolyn Rose

    Roberta, Donna and Alan, we send our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. We hold many memories of The Shaw Family and The Rose Family over the many years. May Sherry’s name be for a blessing.

  • Linda McInturff

    Donna, prayers for peace to you and your family. I can see where you get your kind heart from. Be well my dear friend and know I am here for you. It will take time but let the smiles from happy memories help let the tears diminish.

  • Jay Taylor

    I don't know where to begin. So many wonderful & warm memories of Sherry Shaw. I can't even think of her name without breaking out into a big smile. She was so special to me. I remember the dinners that she put together to begin Shabbat. I always think of how much she put into making them special. And Sherry always seemed to be in a cheerful mood. I was a part of the Shaw family & I loved it and will always cherish it. Sherry Shaw was the center that made things fun & wonderful. I loved my conversations with her. I will miss her so much. My deepest condolences to the entire Shaw family over their loss. She cannot be replaced. I loved her. Rest In Peace, Sherry.

  • Larry and Stella Gordon and Betty Ann Shusterman

    Sherry was as vivacious as any of my mom’s friends. I enjoyed seeing Sherry when visiting my moth at Park Avenue where they both lived for a number of years. Wonderful lady and our condolences go to the family.

  • Hiedi Weiss

    Donna, Roberta and Alan - my heart aches for all of you. I have such fond memories of your beautiful mom. May her memory be for blessing and may she now Rest in Peace with David and Stanley.

  • Jonathan Ginsberg

    Alan, very sorry for your loss. Wishing strength and healing to your entire family.

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Sherry's entire family on the passing of your beautiful Mom. She was a true lady in every sense of the word. May sweet memories of a life well lived warm your hearts and bring you comfort.

  • Rita Franco-Gilbert

    Dear Roberta, Alan & Donna, what can I say that hasn’t been said about your loving,kind & beautiful mother. I practically lived at your house all day over the summer playing w/all of you but esp Donna. Your mom was always so welcoming to me & made me feel at home there. She loved having her children’s friends over & making us lunch & gave us free-run of the house listening to the Beatles/Beach Boys,playing ping-pong & cards. She adored her family first & foremost, loved entertaining & frequently gave me very good advice about life as I got older. She always had a positive attitude & a warm smile. You were all blessed to have her as your mother. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Francee Craig

    Dear Roberta, Donna, and Alan and families, What a beautiful women, who I’ve know since I was a child. I remember beach and fishing trips, chinese dinners, and most of all Sherry making sure everyone was having a good time. She was a beautiful women, and I know you will miss her very much!

  • Madolin seldes

    Sorry for your loss. Sherry was beautiful inside and out

  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    Alan, Devorah and family, We're sending our deepest sympathy to you at this difficult tme. We know this a tremendous loss and are thinking of you. Sincerely, Marcia and Emil

  • Susan Perlman

    Donna and Shaw family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond childhood memories of your mom.

  • Vicki Grosswald

    I am saddened to learn about Sherry——she was not only beautiful, she also was a lovely, warm, genuine lady. I will always remember her sweet smile and warmth. My condolences to Donna and your entire family

  • Bobbie Knopf

    I am indeed saddened to learn of you mother's passing. She was a true friend, and lovely lady always thinking of others. Her smile warmed many hearts and she will be missed.

  • Nancy Habif

    Dear Alan, Donna, and Roberta, so sorry for your loss, Sherry had a grace and presence like none other, which will surely live on for years to come. My thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    My condolences to the family. I remember Mrs. Shaw from the neighborhood when Donna and I were kids. My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. Her memory will continue to be a blessing through the acts of loving kindness continued by her children.

  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    We were lucky enough to be with the Shaws on our first trip to Isreal. They were roll models. We morn with you.

  • Gail and Jackie

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I didn’t have a lot of Aunts, but I had an Aunt Sherry. We love you and send hugs your way on this very difficult day.

  • Carol green

    So very sorry ?, this is an end off an error. Rest in peace ? ? sherry shaw, you will be missed ?

  • Doris Frank

    My deepest condolences goes out to the Shaw family. We have been a real close family for over sixty years. Our children grew up together. Sherry was my best friend. David was my husband best friend. Rest in peace my dear friend I love you Sherry!

  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte, NC

    My Sincere Condolences To The Shaw Family.

  • Linda Reisman

    I want to send my sincerest condolences on your moms passing. I always thought of her as one of the sweetest moms in our neighborhood. Howard and I would like to extend our deepest condolences and hope that your many years of wonderful memories will bring you comfort and peace in this difficult time.

  • Carla Silver

    Dear Shaw Family, So sorry to hear about your Mother. She was a lovely and sweet person. I enjoyed seeing her at Park Ave. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Carla

  • Bobbi Feldman Kelman

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know your Mom will always be in your heart!

  • Linda and Bill Frank

    Dear Roberta, Donna, and Alan… We have a double connection with your beautiful mom Sherry. I ((Linda) have wonderful memories of her when Roberta and I were little and you all lived on Old Biltmore! Sherry was so sweet and a great cook even when we were little! I loved going over there. When Bill and I got married, we realized that her best friend was Doris…Bill’s mom! What a coincidence. So the connection remained all these years. We send our love and prayers for strength and may the wonderful memories you shared lift you up and comfort you. May her memory be eternal and may her memory be for a blessing. Love, Linda and Bill Frank

  • Helen Oxman Kraus

    Sending my condolences to the Shaw family and may Sherry's memory. Be a blessing for all. I'm very sad to hear about her passing and thinking of all of you with love.