Susan Zarovsky Griffin

July 15, 1945January 9, 2021

Susan Griffin, 75, of Atlanta, GA passed away on January 9, 2021, with her daughters at her side.

Susan received her Bachelor’s Degree of English at the University of Alabama and her Master’s of Education at Georgia State University. She taught for 30 years for the Atlanta Public School System at Northside High School and North Atlanta High school, where she was adored by her students.

Susan enjoyed reading trashy romance novels, watching Hallmark movies, and being an avid fan girl of Tom Selleck, but the thing that gave her the most joy was spending time with her family and friends. She cherished each of her loved ones, and laughter always ensued when she was with them. The apple of Susan’s eye was her only grand daughter, Emma. She was absolutely over the moon when Emma was born, and she was proud to be her Grammy Susan.

Susan is predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Rona Zarovsky, her sister Shelley Levin, and her husband, J. Richard Griffin. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Leslie and Glen Severin, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Kelly, Rick, and Emma Casillas, and her sister and brother -in-law Mindy and Howard Kaplan.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Susan G. Komen, or your favorite Animal Shelter. Due to COVID-19, the funeral will be private. The funeral will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 1:00pm CST with Rabbi Moshe Rubi officiating. The funeral will be livestreamed. Refer to ( for Zoom. Arrangements by Johns Ridout’s Funeral Parlors.


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Kelly Casillas

January 15, 2021

Angie Dement

January 13, 2021

Deepest Sympathy to Leslie, Glen and family. Praying that you find comfort in your past loving memories of your Mother.

Doug Warren

January 12, 2021

I have such wonderful memories of Susan. She was the "grown up" cousin to me although she was always young at heart.

Chuck Klawans

January 12, 2021

I will always remember and love my big cousin. Susan was so quick witted, loving and fun to be with. She will be missed!

Danny Kutner

January 12, 2021

I will always remember Susan as the eldest of our generation of cousins, a source of wisdom, patience and sweetness, a frank and honest person who always somehow made me happy to return to family. She does not leave alone, she takes our love with her.

Aaron Block

January 11, 2021

We will miss Aunt Susan so much. Always bringing the family a laugh, smile, or mischievous smirk!

Janie Esrig

January 11, 2021

We were lucky to live next door to the Zarovskys on Rockbrook Circle. Whenever she came home, Susan was always patient with the little neighbor girl who often hung around her parents.

Love to Mindy, Leslie, and everyone in the wonderful Zarovsky family.