Michael Gutman, 78, passed away unexpectedly at home in Sandy Springs Oct. 13, 2020.
Michael was born on June 28, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Zelda and Jack Gutman. He graduated from Lafayette High School in 1960. Following high school, he attended City College and received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He later received a master’s degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. After moving to Philadelphia, Michael began working for Magnavox as a computer programmer. He had a great passion for mathematics and technology. However, his greatest sense of pride was derived from his children and their accomplishments.
Michael was a witty individual who loved community and sharing his interests with others. He was an active and dedicated member of Congregation Ariel. He cherished his friendship with Rabbi Binyomin Freidman, a source of great joy to Michael, for which his family is truly grateful.
He is preceded in death by his mother Zelda and father Jack, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Michael is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David and Heather; daughter and son-in-law Alisa and Marc; four grandchildren Jacob, Lily, Zosia, and Sam; sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Ira, of Florida; and his beloved dog Tanner.
Due the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services were held privately with Rabbi Freidman officiating. Donations can be made to Congregation Ariel, 5237 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Ga. 30338 (congariel.org). Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.