Lindsay Warren Press (aka Preston Lindsay), a popular caricaturist in metro Detroit and Atlanta, Ga., died March 25 at age 62.
Born in Detroit, Mr. Press graduated from Southfield-Lathrup High School in Lathrup Village, Mich., and studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, where he majored in advertising and graphic design. After leaving CCS, his passion became caricatures, which he created for guests at weddings, corporate events, festivals, cruises and bar and bat mitzvah parties.
He was well known in the Greater Atlanta area, especially in Marietta and Alpharetta, and with his skill in advertising and graphic arts, he designed the 2018 and 2019 editions of the Guide to Jewish Atlanta, as well as menus and logos for Atlanta-area businesses.
In addition to caricatures, Mr. Press was talented in the art of origami.
He loved animals and was known to have many pet cats over the years. His hero was statesman Benjamin Franklin, with whom he shared a birthday.
Mr. Press had many friends in the Atlanta area, where he moved about a dozen years ago.
He will be remembered for his quick wit, joy for life and incredible talent.
The son of the late Barbara and Sam “Red” Press and predeceased by brother Evan Scott Press, Lindsay Press is survived by three sisters Heidi Press (Randy) Carr of Commerce Township, Mich., Robin Press Wojta of Madison Heights, Mich., and Melissa Press (Tim) Downey of Berkley, Mich.; a brother, Jeremy Press of Troy, Mich.; and three nieces, three nephews, several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A Celebration of Life in memory of Mr. Press will be held at 2 p.m. May 16, 2021, at Boulan Park, Shelter 2 in Troy. Rabbi Brent Gutmann of Temple Kol Ami will lead a brief service. Guests are encouraged to bring caricatures and artwork drawn by Mr. Press for a display. Attendees will have an opportunity to reminisce about Mr. Press. COVID protocols will be observed, and guests should wear masks. Everyone is welcome.
To further honor the memory of Mr. Press, donations may be sent to Michigan Humane (formerly Michigan Humane Society), 30300 Telegraph Road. Suite 220, Bingham Farms, Mich. 48025-4507, 866-MHUMANE, Michiganhumane.org or The Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network, 6555 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, Mich 48322, 248-592-2687, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.