Obituary: George Jacob Freidkin, 70

Obituary: George Jacob Freidkin, 70

George Jacob Freidkin, 70, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully Friday July 21, 2017. He was born July 22, 1946 in Dallas, TX to Deborah and Marvin Freidkin, both of blessed memory.

George earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, his Master’s degree from the University of Houston, and worked towards a Doctorate at the University of Michigan. He worked as a computer programmer for the un-manned Apollo II and III space missions; helped nationalize the health care system in Haiti; and ran a successful consulting business.

He enjoyed cooking almost as much as he enjoyed eating and loved playing racquetball. George is preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Fish. He is survived by his sister, Jane McGoff (William); brothers, Steve (Carol) and Don (Halina); brother-in-law, James Fish; nieces and nephews: Denise Barrett (Travis), Rebecca Owen (John), Rachel Diamond (Jeremiah), Jacob Freidkin, David Freidkin (Sunny), and Ellie Fish; and dear friend, Steve Mitchell.

Sign online guestbook at A memorial service will be held in Houston, TX at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Second Helpings Atlanta,; or Temple Emanu-El, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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