Obituary: Leonard Farber

Obituary: Leonard Farber

Leonard Farber, 93, lived independently in Sandy Springs until he passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Affectionately known as Lenny or Uncle Lenny, he was the youngest of four and was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 4, 1922, to the late Betty and Charles Farber. He was a World War II Army veteran in the Foreign Service and a regional salesman for Mattel Toy Co., frequently awarded top National Salesman of the Year. Upon retirement, he became an impressive, self-taught amateur chef and skillful wood craftsman. Lenny was a man of great integrity who loved his afternoon toddy, a cool baseball cap, and the company of his family and friends.

He was beloved for his generosity, quick wit and sense of humor by his nieces and nephews — Lynne Rabinowitz, Ira Rachelson, Ducie Rachelson, Kay Rachelson, Jay Silverman, Sondra Farber, Gayle Farber and Diane Johnson — and equally by his great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. Lenny had the admirable gift of living life to the fullest on his own terms.

An online guestbook is available at Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Ilan Feldman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Beth Jacob or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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