Albert William Mizell, 94, died on October 5, 2016 at his home in Brookhaven, Georgia.
Albert was born on December 27, 1921 to Nathan and Rachel Mizell. He spent most of his childhood in Atlanta and had wonderful memories of his friends at the Jewish Educational Alliance (later the JCC).
Albert enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18 and attended radar school at North Carolina State University before being deployed in Western Europe, from the United Kingdom to Germany, as a member of General Patton’s Third Army. When he returned to Atlanta after the war, he met the love of his life, Flora Bredosky, with whom he eloped on Christmas Day, 1946.
They were married for 59 years. Flora and Albert were longtime members of Ahavath Achim Synagogue, where Albert’s seat in the balcony gave him the best view of Flora singing in the choir. At home, they loved and sang the music of Frank Sinatra, and “The King and I” and “South Pacific” to their children and grandchildren.
After a first career as a grocer, Albert studied real estate in the early 1980s and began his second career at Prudential Atlanta Realty. He regarded his fellow real estate professionals as great colleagues and friends, and they reciprocated by spending time with him in his later years. A lifelong Atlantan, Albert ran the Peachtree Road Race well into his 70s, and he loved watching Curb Your Enthusiasm with Flora.
His children are grateful to the staffs of Huntcliff Summit and Sunrise of Buckhead, and especially to his special caregivers Joyce Seals, Ruth Chanda Taylor and Gladys Davis. Albert and Flora were loving parents and fun grandparents, and they were blessed to spend many cherished years with their grandchildren.
Dad/Zady is preceded in death by his beloved wife Flora Mizell. He is survived by his children, Judy and Dan Wolbe, Lynn Mizell, and Marshall and Robyn Mizell (all of Atlanta) and grandchildren, Morgan Wolbe of New York, NY, Abby and Charlie Dan of London, UK, and Amanda Mizell of Savannah, GA.
Funeral services were held October 7 at Arlington Memorial Park. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org) or the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (www.jwv.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.