Meyer Leib Frankel (Meir Lev ben Moshe, Ha Kohen), 91, passed away June 7, 2019, after a brief illness. Meyer Leib, as he was known by his closest friends, was a native Atlantan who was born October 13, 1927. He was the son of Mack and Pearl Kessler Frankel, the latter also a native Atlantan, both of blessed memory. He was also predeceased by his wife of nearly 58 years, Evelyn Tendrich Frankel, and his daughter-in-law Judy Romm Frankel, both of blessed memory. He is survived by his son Baron (Barry) Jay Frankel and his daughter, Shelly Gail Frankel (Joseph) Forer; and grandchildren, Harris Mac Frankel and Rebecca (Daniel) Novick, both of Dallas, Texas, Justin (Morgan) Forer of Philadelphia, Pa., and Frankie (Ronald) Linsky of Tampa, Fla.
Meyer is also survived by his six great-grandchildren, Emerie Belle and Rhen Chaite Linsky, Sterling Eloise and Sutton Juniper Forer, and Miles Parker and Julia Rose Novick. In addition, he is survived by his sister Freida L. (Max) Shaffer of Atlanta and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews in Atlanta and around the country.
Meyer was a graduate of Boys High in Atlanta and Emory University. He served in the U.S. Army (101st Weather Group) during World War II. He was known as one of the preeminent independent grocers in Atlanta during the ‘50s and ‘60s and later became an executive in mechanical contracting and construction. Meyer was also an accomplished obedience trainer of dogs; published genealogist; and bridge player, among other hobbies. He actively supported various candidates for public office during the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Meyer was interred at Arlington Memorial Park June 7 with Rabbi Ephraim Silverman officiating. In lieu of flowers, Meyer’s family requests that donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Chabad of Cobb (www.chabadofcobb.com), where Meyer was a member, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.