Obituary: David Shulman

David Shulman, 70, of Atlanta, was extremely active in the Jewish community.

David Shulman, 70, was born on May 26, 1948, to Nat and Lillian Shulman of Charleston, S.C. He was the youngest of three siblings. He attended St. Andrews High School, graduating in 1966. After high school, David attended a junior college in Charleston and then Clemson University before enlisting in the U.S. Army. While in the Army, he served from 1970 to 1972 as a dental assistant at Fort Belvoir, Va. After honorable discharge, David moved to Atlanta and studied civil engineering at Southern Polytechnic University (now Kennesaw State University, Marietta campus). While in Atlanta, he met his wife of 31 years, Marsha Tepper Shulman, with whom he had two daughters. In his mid-40s, David went back to school and became certified as an HVAC technician. Upon completion of his certification, he then pursued a career in commercial HVAC, in which he worked until he became sick in April 2018.

In May of 2018, after a 24-day stay in the hospital, David was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Although responding well to his chemotherapy treatments, he contracted pneumonia. After another 24-day stay in the hospital, he succumbed to his illness.

David was extremely active in the Atlanta Jewish community. Most notably, he was the volunteer coordinator at Temple Emanu-El for the Temple Zaban Night Shelter for the Homeless (now known as the Zaban Paradies Center) for many years. Most recently, David was very active with the Jewish War Veterans. His other hobbies included playing with his two grand-dogs, Booker and Molly, traveling, and helping his friends and family.

He is survived by his daughters: Mara “Malka” Shulman of Atlanta and Simmi Shulman of Mountain View, Calif.; his brother and sister-in-law, Sanford and Sandy Shulman of Atlanta; his former wife, Marsha Tepper Shulman of Gulfport, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Paul Hirsch of Atlanta. David’s oldest sibling, Elaine Shulman Hirsch, of Atlanta passed in January of this year.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Jewish War Veterans Atlanta Bicentennial Post #112.

Funeral services were held Aug. 27, 2018, at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta. The committal service was held Aug. 29, 2018, at Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Cemetery, Charleston S.C. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.

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