Obituary: Mark Bruce Kelmachter

Obituary: Mark Bruce Kelmachter

Mark Bruce Kelmachter died May 31, 2021.

Mark Bruce Kelmachter
Mark Bruce Kelmachter

Mark Bruce Kelmachter died May 31, 2021. He was born March 11, 1949, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jean Muraskin Kelmachter and Meyer Kelmachter.

Mark had just finished writing a book about his family. He graduated in philosophy from the University of Buffalo and came to Emory University to study philosophy as a graduate student. Mark enjoyed discussions with his groups of friends while at Emory; in Little Five Points; at Elizabeth Andrews High School, where he taught English; at the Church of Religious Science; and online.

Mark loved every book written by each of his favorite authors, from Colin Wilson’s “The Outsider” to Philip Roth’s “Our Gang.”

Mark loved to tell clever jokes. He also had a knack for finding the best tasting food in any city. Sadly, Mark leaves behind his wife Jan; his daughter Mica; his mother Jean, his sisters Leslie and Shari (Kevin); his brother-in-law Jay (Debbie); his sister-in-law Lauren (Cindy); nieces and nephews; and beloved dog.

Graveside services at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Peter Berg were held June 4. Donations, if you like, to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999

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