Obituary: Malcolm Hirsch

Obituary: Malcolm Hirsch

The New Jersey native and Boys' High and Emory graduate was a U.S. Navy veteran and an optometrist.

Dr. Malcolm George Hirsch, 85, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

He was born April 1, 1931, in Jersey City, N.J., to Lillian and Fred Hirsch, both of blessed memory. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Reeva Katter Hirsch; daughters Susan Feingold (Louis), Laurie Whitehead and Karen Hirsch; and grandchildren Bobby, Julie and Natalie Feingold, Alex and Lily Whitehead, and Emma and Ryan Tuck.

Mal graduated from Boys’ High in Atlanta before attending Emory University and serving in the U.S. Navy. He graduated magna cum laude from Illinois College of Optometry. Known for his dry, sarcastic wit and his love for animals, Mal’s hobbies included jogging, golf and poker.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services were held Thursday, March 30, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Loren Lapidus officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Wesley Woods Health Center, 1841 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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