Faye Shain Amato

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Faye Shain Amato, 62, of Atlanta, died on April 21, 2011. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Born in Abbeville, SC, on February 4, 1949, to Herbert and Annette Shain, Faye was a loving wife, mother, sister, daughter, grandmother, aunt, and friend. Faye graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC, the University of Georgia, and Georgia State University, where she earned a Master's degree in Speech Pathology. Faye was president of the Sisterhood of Congregation Or VeShalom and served on numerous committees in the Jewish community and in various other volunteer capacities. She also served as Executive Administrator of the Georgia Economic Developer's Association for over 10 years. After retirement, Faye loved traveling and hiking, reading, frequently entertaining family and friends, and spending cherished time with her loved ones. Even while undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer, Faye completed three 3-day, 60-mile Susan G. Komen breast cancer walks with her husband and teammates. Faye is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Albert L. Amato; daughter and son-in-law Erica and Howard Krisel, Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, David and Channie Amato, Los Angeles, CA; mother Annette Shain, Atlanta; mother-in-law Emily Amato, Atlanta; grandchildren Judah and Aaron Krisel and Arielle Faye Amato (born May 4, 2011); sister Marlene Reeves, Atlanta; sister and brother-in-law Rita and Adam Silverstein, Atlanta; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael and Nancy Amato, Atlanta; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the or to Congregation Or VeShalom. Please sign the online guestbook: www.edressler.com.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 29, 2011
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