Obituary: Ronald Bachenheimer

Obituary: Ronald Bachenheimer

A Chicago native who worked the front desk at the AJT, he embraced live in Atlanta with Congregation Etz Chaim.

Ronald D. Bachenheimer, 72, a native Chicagoan who relocated to Atlanta in the ’70s with his wife, Iris (Berg), and daughter, Dena, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018, enveloped by their loving embrace.

He is also survived by brothers Frank (Roberta) Bachenheimer of Sarasota, Fla.; Dr. Steven (Peg) Bachenheimer of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews and cherished friends who have become family.

Ronald is the son of the late Hermann and Friedel Bachenheimer. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, he enjoyed a career in retail apparel with Federated Department Stores, delighting in all things fashion. Always appreciative of the culinary arts, Ronald developed skills that brought joy to his family and friends. His love for the opera was longstanding. In retirement, he developed newfound interest in drawing and painting, nurtured by art classes at the Benson Center in Sandy Springs. His heart was fueled by four decades of active affiliation with Congregation Etz Chaim in East Cobb, where the family has worshipped, studied and socialized.

Interment will be Thursday, March 29, in the Bachenheimer family plot in Chicago, with a “Minyan and Remembering Ron” gathering to be held locally at Congregation Etz Chaim, 1190 Indian Hills Parkway, Marietta, on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Diabetes Association (, Center for the Visually Impaired ( or Congregation Etz Chaim ( are appreciated. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care (Atlanta) and Weinstein & Piser (Chicago).

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