Obituary: Herman Lischkoff

Obituary: Herman Lischkoff

Herman Lischkoff died peacefully June 8, 2020.

Herman Lischkoff died peacefully June 8, 2020 in the comfort of his home with his wife and caregivers by his side. Herman was born in Birmingham, Ala., Feb. 10, 1928, to Rebecca and Israel Lischkoff.

Herman was a kind and humble person. He gave his time and energy to many community and Jewish causes, including Jewish Vocational Services, JF&CS, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, AA Synagogue, the Atlanta Jewish Academy, the MJCCA and the William Breman Jewish Home, where he was the leader of Sabbath services at the campus on Howell Mill Road. On those Saturdays, he also led the Schmooze and Sing program with nursing home residents for many years.

Herman graduated from Boys High School and Emory University, followed by his service in the U.S. Army. Herman loved real estate and started a successful brokerage and management business that he operated for over 55 years until he retired in 2018. Herman enjoyed life’s simple pleasures. He loved fishing and once caught an 86.5-pound king salmon on a six-pound test line. He loved reading and especially enjoyed National Geographic, which he read cover to cover every month since the 1950s.

However, most of his love was for his children, Mindy and Jody, his grandchildren, Austin and Ryan and his two great-granddaughters. After 16 years of courtship, Herman married Dottie, and at his death, they had been married for over 30 years. Herman and Dottie enjoyed traveling, entertaining friends in their home and just being happy together.

Herman lived a great life and he enjoyed many accomplishments over 92 years. He will be missed by many.

Herman is survived by his wife Dottie; children Jody Goldfine and Mindy Jones (Bill); stepchildren Linda Udinsky (Gary) and Bob Shell (Heather); grandchildren Ryan Goldfine (Shaynah) and Austin Goldfine; step-grandchildren Sarah Docar (Brody), Benjamin Myers, Zachary Shell (Sarah), and Lindsey Shell; four great-grandchildren; loving sister Jean Aptak; and niece Dana Olstein (Philip).
Many thanks to his wonderful caregivers Iffy, Cristabel and hospice nurse Irina, and a special thank you to caregiver and friend Lisa Barrios, who cared for Herman like he was her father.

The funeral service for Herman Lischkoff was held graveside at Arlington Cemetery June 10 with Rabbi Mark Zimmerman officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to Jewish HomeLife Communities (the Breman Jewish Home) or a Jewish charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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