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Dr. James Daniel Weiss

October 29, 1931 ~ May 11, 2019 (age 87)
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Dr. Jim Weiss, DVM, (Doc) passed away May 11, 2019.  

Jim was born in Stamford, CT and moved to Georgia in 1950 to attend veterinary school at The University of Georgia.  Upon graduating in 1957, Jim settled in Atlanta to begin what would turn out to be over 60 years in veterinary practice.  His veterinary career primarily included owning and operating Sandy Springs Animal Clinic but he also served in various leadership and advisory roles with The Animal Emergency Clinic and with Zoo Atlanta, delivering one of the zoo's first litters of tiger cubs.

A man of faith, Jim attended the Cathedral of Christ the King as a young adult and was involved in the Cathedral Club where he met and married Suzanne, his wife of nearly 60 years.  Jim and Sue moved their young family to Doraville and became one of the founding families of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Chamblee.  There, Jim became involved in the Knights of Columbus and assisted with Sunday liturgies.  In 2000, Jim was ordained as a deacon and continued to actively serve the parishioners of Holy Cross until 2012.

Jim’s most important role was being an exemplary husband and father.  His devotion to his family was unwavering from the moment he said "I do".  Jim is predeceased by his parents and brother and is survived by his wife, Sue of Doraville; son, Charles of Duluth; daughter, Catherine (Lavallee) and son-in-law, Michael Lavallee of The Villages, FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters, 2650 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA  30340 or by visiting

A Memorial Mass will be said at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 3773 Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA  30341.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, (770) 564-2726.

Donations may be made to:

Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters
2650 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta GA 30340

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