Ivan Howard Halbreich, 86, died Oct. 27, 2019. Most knew him as “Van,” a kind, gentle, compassionate man who greeted everyone with a smile. He was an avid reader and also loved to swim and bask in the sun. Liked by all and loved by many, he had a genuine joy and zest for life.
Van grew up in New York and moved to Atlanta in 1962. Atlanta proved to be a great location as he soon met his wife Martha and established a home base. He had a successful business career in sales, first traveling the Southeastern states as a partner with TACOA Jewelry. Later, he worked at Parisians at Phipps Plaza, where he rapidly developed a loyal clientele.
Van was a wonderful, loving husband and father who will be truly missed.
Survivors include his devoted wife of 53 years, Martha Halbreich; daughters Jill Halbreich of Newport Beach, Calif., and Elissa Halbreich of Plantation, Fla.; and sister Esta-Ann Schapiro of Warren, N.J.
A graveside service was held Oct. 28 at Arlington Memorial Park, with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta or the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999.