Jack Spielberg, 91, of Atlanta

Jack Spielberg, 91, of Atlanta


Jack A. Spielberg, 91, died February 8, 2014. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he grew up in the Bronx and Atlanta, graduating from Boys High School in Atlanta. Jack served in the Army in Europe during World War II. After the war, he used the GI bill to get his pilot license. He returned to Atlanta, where he started his own real estate and construction business, which he was still running weeks before he died. Jack was a long-time, active member of Ahavath Achim synagogue, where he helped out in many different roles over the years, including as the Friday night gabbai. Although Jack never finished college, he was an avid reader, deeply interested in learning and taught himself in a variety of topics. He had respect for and a healthy skepticism of tradition- al medicine, believing in the possibility of alternative medicine as well as traditional treatments. Jack had strongly held political beliefs and a sense of humor and readily shared both. He loved to dance, especially tap and big band and was still showcasing his impressive style well into his late 80s. Jack had a tenacious spirit and remarkable stamina. He is preceded in death by his brother, Sol; and is survived by his brother, Nathan and his wife Alice; sister-in-law, Gisela; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. An online guestbook is available at www.edressler. com. Donations in his memory may be made to Ahavath Achim, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, www.aasynagogue.org; or the William Breman Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum, www.thebreman.org. Graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Mon., Feb. 10 at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Ar- rangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, (770) 451-4999.

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