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SUGARMAN, Richard Dr. Richard A. Sugarman, 66, died peacefully at home on September 2, 2017. An Atlanta native, Richard was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Often described as "the nicest guy," he used his kind heart, quick wit, and extraordinary memory to bring joy to family, friends, and patients. Richard was warm, fun, and funny, an avid Atlanta sports fan who also loved hiking and travel. Richard graduated from Northside High school in 1968 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He received his dental degree from Emory University School of Dentistry and completed his graduate training in periodontics at Boston University in 1978. He then joined his father and brother in the family dental practice. "Dr Richard" served as an instructor in periodontics at Emory University School of Dentistry from 1978 until it closed in 1982. He served as president of the Georgia Society of Periodontists and served on the Executive Council of the Hinman Dental Society. He was an Honorable Fellow of the Georgia Dental Association, a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He was a member of the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice. He donated his services to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic where he served on the Executive Committee. His patients appreciated his humorous chair-side manner along with his excellent care. Richard is survived by his wife, Helaine; their children: Sarah Sugarman and Brendan Jordan, Rebecca Sugarman and Greg Brazzle, Marla and Ryan Johnson, and Marty Jacobson; and their five grandchildren: Eden, Marshall, Reid, Ben and Blake. He is also survived by his siblings, Edward and Beth Sugarman and Brenda and David Goldberg and his many nieces and nephews. Sign online guestbook at Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Dr. NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327 followed by a private graveside service; Rabbi Ronald Segal will officiate. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at Temple Sinai. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ben Massell Dental Clinic,, or Weinstein Hospice, Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sept. 4 to Sept. 5, 2017
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