Bert was born on Aug. 20, 1930, in Revere, Mass. He married Jeanne Avarbock of Belmont, Mass. on January 19, 1952. After settling in South Florida, Bert and Jeanne raised four daughters while Bert earned an MBA at the University of Miami and worked in sales and management for John Hancock Life Insurance Company until he retired in 1990.
He and Jeanne moved to Marietta in 1993. This year, they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his four daughters, Norma Lindsay (Brunswick, Ga.), Lisa Landwirth (Tampa, Fla.), Sandra Smokler (Encino, Calif.) and Pam Chanin (Mariett); and brother, Melvin Smokler (California). Bert adored his eight grandchildren, Nicholas, Katherine, Rebecca, Sarah, Max, Matthew, Joey and Jennifer.
Sign online guest book at edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weinstein Hospice. A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., June 23, 2013 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Rabbi Fred Greene officiated. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.