Robert Saul Hochdorf, 70, of Atlanta, Ga., lost his fight with acute myeloid leukemia Friday, June 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife Sharon; children Meryl and Joel Miller, and Shoshana and Adam Nathan; grandchildren Naomi and Tali Miller; sister Therese and Joshua Yarmush; mother-in-law Helene Polin; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Martin and Carol Polin.
Robert was born is Tucson, Ariz., to Martin and Jane Hochdorf. At 2 years old, Robert’s family moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he and his sister were raised.
He received a bachelor’s degree and juris doctor degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Shortly after, he met and married Sharon Polin in Knoxville. In 1986, they moved to Roswell, Ga., where they raised their two daughters together. In his father’s footsteps, Robert worked at the Tennessee Valley Authority, where he managed the records in the office of the general counsel.
Later in his career, Robert co-owned and operated Button It Up until retiring in 2017. Robert supported his local synagogue, Congregation B’nai Torah, going to minyan five days per week until he fell ill. He was an avid runner and cyclist and had begun writing a musical in his retirement.
Above all he was a dedicated husband, brother, father and grandfather. In addition to his daughters, granddaughters and the Jewish community, one of Robert’s greatest passions was rooting for the Tennessee Volunteers. Through thick and thin, Robert wore Tennessee orange as a proud fan.
Donations in Robert’s memory can be made to Be the Match and Congregation B’nai Torah. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.