Hirsch Bressler, age 79, Atlanta, died peacefully on Wednesday August  10, 2016.

Hirsch was the son of Frances and Jake Bressler, and is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sharon Bressler; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Diane Bressler, Atlanta; grandsons: Aaron Schmidt Bressler and Jake Bressler; sister, Ellen Mills, Atlanta; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Bressler, Atlanta, and his many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Atlanta, Hirsch graduated from Grady High School, went on to the University of North Carolina, and traveled the world during his service in the US Navy.  Respected across the business community for his integrity, Hirsch enjoyed a long and prosperous career in the insurance field and later in real estate. He was committed to his community, serving on the board of Ahavath Achim synagogue, as President of B’nai Brith and as a longtime baseball coach and commissioner at Northside Youth Organization.

He realized his passion for all things outdoors living out his final years in the North Georgia mountains, where he also continued to make a difference in the local Blue Ridge community actively supporting theatre and arts, serving as a regional library board member and as Fannin County’s first water commissioner.

Rest in peace beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

Sign on line guest book at www.edressler.com.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Chabad of Georgia Education Fund and or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

A graveside service was held Thursday, August 11 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Yossi New officiating.  Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999