Obituary – Jack Baranovitz, 92

Obituary – Jack Baranovitz, 92

Jack Baranovitz, 92, of Atlanta, passed away Wednesday evening, September 7, 2016.

The son of Ida and Hyman Baranovitz, he was born June 6, 1924 in Bialystok, Poland. Jack came to the U.S. with his mother at age 6 to join his father, who immigrated several years earlier to Atlanta to establish citizenship.

He attended public schools in Atlanta, graduated from Boys High School, and attended Emory University until he was drafted in the Army during World War II. Jack served in the European theater of war and returned to Atlanta and graduated from Georgia State University and received a BBA degree.

He spent the next 50 years in the retail grocery business where his friendly manner made him many friends with customers, employees, salesmen and fellow grocers. He was partnered with his brother-in-law and friend, Walter Hirschberg for over 25 years in the business.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rosalind; three children: Donald (Joy) Baranovitz, Neil (Sally) Baranovitz, Helen (George) Steinheimer; grandchildren, Harris and Sydney Baranovitz, and Benjamin and Lauren Steinheimer; sister, Rosalie (Walter) Hirschberg; sister-in-law, Idella Lichter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was a life-long member of Ahavath Achim Synagogue and Jewish War Veterans.

Sign online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, one may make donations to Ahavath Achim Synagogue or Weinstein Hospice. Graveside services were held Friday, September 9, 2016 at Greenwood Cemetery, Rabbi Neil Sandler and Rabbi Mark Zimmerman officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.

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