Stanley Maier Srochi, businessman and philanthropist, passed away March 10, 2021.
Mr. Srochi was born in Atlanta on Feb. 11, 1926, the son of Abraham David and Sophie Hirsh Srochi. After graduation from Boys’ High School, he served in the United States Army with the 43rd Infantry Division before the start of World War II. He traveled to Japan in 1945 with the 103rd Infantry Regiment of the Maine Army National Guard. Upon his discharge from the service in 1946, he returned to Atlanta, where he studied law at Emory Law School. Following graduation from law school, in 1952 he went to work for the family business, the Atlanta Baking Company. When the family business was sold in the 1970s, he entered the real estate business.
A longtime contributor to his community, Mr. Srochi established the Sophie Hirsh Srochi Discovery Center at the Marcus Jewish Community Center and Srochi Hall at The William Breman Jewish Home and has long maintained Srochi Auditorium at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Mr. Srochi and his wife Joan were honored for their philanthropy by the Atlanta Jewish Federation.
On his 90th birthday, the Buckhead Coalition issued a proclamation honoring Mr. Srochi for his many years of philanthropic service and his work in the real estate field, declaring Feb. 11 Srochi Day in Buckhead.
Mr. Srochi is preceded in death by his wife Joan Printz Perretz, whom he married in 1979. He is survived by three stepchildren Connie Dierks (Bill), Bruce Perretz (Mary) and Scott Perretz (Wendy); eight grandchildren Eric Dierks (Jillian), Karen Dierks, David Perretz (Caitlin), Alex Perretz (Cory), Margo Fary (Dave), Alissa Petrocelli (Chris), Jordan Perretz (Amanda) and Jake Perretz; and seven great-grandchildren Noa and Eli Dierks, Sawyer and Leo Perretz, Layla, and Joey Petrocelli and Happy Perretz. He also is survived by his nieces and nephews Darriel Gerson (Ronnie), Lenel Srochi-Meyerhoff (John), Lane Srochi, Marc Levin (Diana), Amy Weil (Craig) and Jonathan Levin (Marjorie). The family thanks Emily McKinley for her devotion and loving care of both Mr. and Mrs. Srochi. Funeral services will be private.