Harold D. Yudelson, age 92, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
He was born in Atlanta to the late Sol and Anne Spielberger Yudelson, both of blessed memory. Harold embodied the Southern ideal of someone who never knew a stranger, and his family and friends reveled in his warmth, generosity and spirited opinions. Harold served in the U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division, as a first lieutenant during World War II. He was wounded in Germany and awarded the Purple Heart. A Boys’ High graduate, Harold was attending the University of Pennsylvania when he enlisted in the Army. After the war, he returned to finish his studies at Penn (“We got back a little late; we’re the Class of ’48!”), where he would meet the love of his life, Jane Betty Zion Yudelson, of blessed memory, to whom he was married for nearly 67 years.
Harold was a successful businessman who took a profound interest in anything to do with Atlanta. He loved the city and delighted in its civic and cultural growth. He served as the chair of the board of the Wren’s Nest and as the president of Atlanta ORT and was actively involved in several other civic organizations over the years.
Harold is survived by three daughters, Robin Rosenberg (Fred) of Atlanta, Terry Stetzner (Bill) of Belgrade, Mont., and Karen Sandler (Joe) of Washington; six grandchildren, Jason Taylor (Kirsten), Ted Taylor (Tami), Ben Rosenberg (Annie), Pete Rosenberg (Debbie), Nora Sandler and Eli Sandler; and eight great-grandchildren.
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Donations in his memory may be made to the Wren’s Rest, ORT Atlanta or Jewish Home Life Communities. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.