Obituary: Paul Finkel

Obituary: Paul Finkel

Paul Finkel, 86, of Atlanta, passed away Dec. 19, 2018.

Paul Finkel, 86, of Atlanta, passed away Dec. 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Paul was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Finkel Schwartz; son, Jay Shapiro, twin brother, Stanley; brothers, Albert, Edward, Harvey; and sister, Shirley.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judy; daughters, Andee Shapiro (Mark Mittenthal) and Maxine Schube (Keith); grandchildren, Rochelle Schube, Jeremy Schube (Talia), Alana Schube, Scott Shapiro (Abby), Stuart Shapiro (Michele), Max Shapiro; and great-grandchildren, Jay and Sydney Shapiro and Blair Shapiro.

Paul was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was vice president of JFD Electronics. He established electronic manufacturing facilities in the Far East and traveled back and forth frequently. While on extended business trips overseas he made it a point to call home every Friday night for Shabbat. In 1974, he and his family relocated to Atlanta where he co-owned Binders Art Supplies with Moe Krinsky. Paul never met a stranger and maintained friendships both old and new. He enjoyed lunches with friends at Goldbergs, and was a longtime active member at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, serving on many committees and becoming an Israel Bonds honoree. He loved to travel, with Israel being a frequent destination. A member of the Jewish War Veterans, Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and he became a Purple Heart recipient. He gave philanthropic support to many causes, one of his favorites being Hadassah Medical Center, Ein Kerem Hospital. Most of all, Paul was passionate about his family and looked forward to weekly Sunday night family dinners at his home. The Finkel family is most appreciative of his longtime caregivers, Gail, Josephine, Mellonie and Kachi, and also the staff of Weinstein Hospice for its professional and compassionate care.

Graveside services were held Dec. 21, 2018, at Arlington Memorial Park, with Rabbis Neil Sandler and Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Contributions in Paul’s memory may be made to Weinstein Hospice, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327; The Ovarian Cancer Institute, 960 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 130, Atlanta, GA 30342; or a charity of your choice. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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