Jake Alhadeff, 98, of Maitland, Fla., passed away peacefully on Tues., April 16, 2013.

CandleBorn to Solomon and Estrea Benator Alhadeff, of blessed memory, in Atlanta in 1915, he was the eldest of six children. Jake lived in Atlanta and was an active member of Congregation Or VeShalom until he moved to Florida in 2003.

He served in World War II and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a lieutenant colonel. Growing up, Jake loved playing doubles tennis with his three brothers. He later played duplicate bridge and became a Life Master.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Esral; his son, Norman Lewis; his sister, Alice Barbakoff; and his brother, Morris. Jake is survived by his daughters, Marilyn Bernstein (and her husband Marvin) and Rochelle Richman (and her husband Laurence); his grandchildren Sherri Bayer (Louis), Stacy Aronson, Michael Richman, Stephen Jacobs (Jessica) and Noah Jacobs (Elizabeth); his great-grandchildren Charlie, Nate, Cassandra and Maren; his brothers Abraham (and his wife Ruth) and Charlie; and his sister, Julia Roth.

An online guestbook is available at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, orveshalom.org, or to the charity of one’s choice. Graveside service was held at noon on Thurs., April 18, 2013 at Greenwood Cemetery in Atlanta with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.