Allan Lloyd Fogel, age 79, of Atlanta passed away peacefully Friday, April 8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Plantation South Senior Living and Southern Grace Hospice Care.

Allan was born in Hollywood, Calif., to Lee and Morris Fogel. He worked in a family business, Atlanta Tallow Co., until opening Freedman’s Shoes and Clothing stores in 1978 with his wife, Brigitte. They ran the stores until they both had enough of the retail world and retired in 2010.

Allan was a member of Temple Sinai and enjoyed playing poker with his friends, watching the Braves and Falcons, spending time with his family, and selling shoes. He will be remembered for his big smiles, strong will and easygoing, laid-back personality. He was a caring man who never said a bad word about anyone.

He was predeceased by his dad, Morris Fogel of blessed memory. Allan is survived by his wife, Brigitte Fogel; his children, Steven (Camilla) Fogel, Cory (Jennifer) Fogel and Devorah (Alan) Shaw; his grandchildren, Jonas, Eden, Isabella, Dalia, Jake and Olivia; his mother, Lee Fogel; his loving brother, Warren (Carol); an uncle, Robert Kaufman; and many nieces and nephews.

Donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or Parkinson Association. Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. A graveside service will be held Monday, April 11, at 1 p.m. at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Bradley Levenberg officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.