Obituary: Isaac Habif, 94

Obituary: Isaac Habif, 94

Isaac “Ike” Habif, age 94, a native of Atlanta, died Saturday, July 2, 2016.

Obituary: Isaac Habif, 94 1
Isaac “Ike” Habif

Ike graduated from old Boys’ High School and went on to graduate from Georgia State University, Woodrow Wilson Law School and John Marshall Law School. Ike was very active in his community and volunteered for many organizations, including the Atlanta Jewish Federation (of which he was a former trustee), Jewish Family & Career Services, and the Civitan Club of Atlanta. He was past president (four terms) of both Congregation Or VeShalom and the Civitan Club of Atlanta. He was also past president of the Atlanta chapter of the Jewish National Fund. Ike was a founding partner in the accounting firm of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne. He also practiced law at Habif, Habif & Franco and was a veteran of World War II, during which he served in the European theater. Ike was loved by all he met. He was a beautiful soul with a giving heart and lived kindness true to the core. He was a role model for his family and many who knew him well.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Habif; sons Lenny (Sharon) Habif and Robert (Clare) Habif; daughter Vicki (Gilbert) Rich; brothers Israel Habif and Morris Habif; sisters-in-law Regina Barron, Frances Astren and Barbara Kraselsky; brother-in-law Charles (Ann) Dozetos; grandchildren Miriam Habif, Livana (Psachya) Futterman, Yoel Habif, Jonathan (Ally) Habif, Lindsey (Eric) Bram, Michael Habif, Charlotte Gutman, Lesa Habif and Daniel Habif; stepson Adam (Allie) Jaffe; and two great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by his first wife, Louise Habif, and his son Mark Habif.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, Ahavath Achim Synagogue or the William Breman Jewish Home. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 3, at Congregation Or VeShalom with Rabbis Hayyim Kassorla and Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.

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