Obituary: Jim Breman

Obituary: Jim Breman

The son of philanthropist William Breman worked with the family steel company and played guitar.

James (Jim) Max Breman, 74, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Piedmont Hospital.

Jim was born in Atlanta on Feb. 9, 1943, to William and Sylvia Breman. Jim was a graduate of the Westminster Schools and got his B.A. in English from Tulane University and his M.B.A. from Emory University. He was also a proud member of ZBT. After college he briefly worked in New York as a stock analyst. He spent the rest of his life in Atlanta, where he worked at Breman Steel Co. and continued to pursue his interests in investments and philanthropy. He loved playing the guitar, spending time with his family and listening to music. He was generous and kind and lived a modest life.

Jim is survived by his sister, Carol (Bob) Nemo, and his four children, Michelle (Jimy) Salmans and daughter Trevor, Joe (Galit) Breman and sons Joshua and Jonah, Jennifer (David) Pelcyger and son Sam, and Sybil Breman, as well as by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at The Temple. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Breman Religious School at The Temple, the William Breman Jewish Home or the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Sign the online guestbook at Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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