/ AJT // CandleJoe Tarica, 84, a native of Atlanta, died Tues., Dec. 10, 2013. He was born on May 14, 1929 to Morris Tarica and Estraya Tourial Tarica, both of blessed memory. He was predeceased by his wife of blessed memory Roslyn Tarica. They were married in 1955 and were devoted to each other until her death in 2001. Joe served as a corporal in the United States Infantry in Korea. He worked at Rich’s for more than 20 years, eventually becoming Divisional Manager of the Men’s, Women’s and Children’s shoe department. He then worked at Boscov’s Department Stores where he created their high fashion shoe department. Joe was also musically gifted; he could pick up any instrument, from a kazoo to a guitar to a trumpet, and play whatever song anyone requested. His favorite instrument was the piano, and his children fondly remember him playing jazz on the family piano. Joe was lifelong member of the Or VeShalom synagogue where he served as a board member. Since April of 2013, Joe lived at the Jewish Home where he was cared for lovingly by the fourth floor nursing staff. He is survived by his brother, Ralph Tarica and sister-in-law, Suzanne Tarica; his children: Mark and Marianne Tarica, Stella and Larry Gordon, Marguerite and Chris Walsh; by his cherished grandchildren: Josh and Max Tarica, Harry and Joe Brenner and Sarah Skoke; and many loving nieces and nephews. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, www.orveshalom.org, or to the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.wbjh.org. Graveside service was held 11 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2013 at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-499.