Leon David Alexander 50, Atlanta
Leon David Alexander passed away in his sleep Nov. 14, 2018, at the age of 50. He was the oldest son of Kenneth and Glenda Alexander. He is survived by his parents; his grandmother, Evelyn (101); children, Brandon (26), Meghan (19), and Caleb (14); and his younger brother, Scott (48). Leon was the broker for The Alexander Team residential real estate firm for many years. He was appreciated by his clients and fellow realtors. His favorite pastimes included gold, bowling, bike riding, and flying kites on the beach. He was proud of his children. Brandon, his oldest son, was special in his heart. Meghan, his daughter, was the apple of his eye. He often took his youngest son, Caleb to many football and hockey games. He enjoyed family get-togethers for Hanukkah and Rosh Hashanah. He also enjoyed spending quiet time with his father in Hilton Head, walking on the beach or riding bikes. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
Martin Hochdorf 98, Atlanta
Martin Hochdorf, 98, of Atlanta, died Nov. 29, 2018. Mr. Hochdorf was born in Berlin, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1938. He met his wife,
Jane, in New York. Mr. Hochdorf earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from New York University and a master’s degree in physics from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Upon graduation from the University of Arizona in 1952 he moved his family to Chattanooga, Tenn., where he accepted a position as an engineer. Soon after, he volunteered to learn a new technology called computing. Mr. Hochdorf went on to develop the Tennessee Valley Authority’s use of computing and became the chief of the Computing Center. After retirement, Mr. Hochdorf eventually moved to Atlanta in 1987. He was a member of Congregation B’nai Torah in Sandy Springs. For more than 17 years, he led evening minyans. Through this activity, he touched many lives throughout the Jewish community. Among his primary interests and enjoyment were classical music and reading books. Survivors include his son, Robert (Sharon) Hochdorf; daughter, Therese (Joshua) Yarmush; nine grandchildren: Meryl (Joel) Miller, Shoshana (Adam) Nathan, Shmuel Dove (Miriam) Yarmush, Gershon (Deena) Yarmush, Avi (Sarah)Yarmush, Yehuda (Rochie) Yarmush, Daniel (Gila) Yarmush, Gavriel (Basya) Yarmush and Noftoli (Lana) Yarmush; and 39 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. A graveside service was held Dec. 1, 2018 at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Glendale, N.Y., with Rabbi Paul Kerbel officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com.
Sylvia Kaler Atlanta
Sylvia Kaler, of Atlanta, passed away Nov. 26, 2018, surrounded by loving family. She is survived by her sons, Jonathan Kaler, Matthew Kaler, and Michael (Tracy) Kaler; daughters, Amy (Fred) Webster, and Dina (Neil) Jacobson; grandchildren, Rachel, Jessica (Cameron Gauntner), Whitney Webster and Joseph Jacobson; siblings, Jean (Jerry) Cooper, Brenda (Stanley) Daniels, Jerry (Sharon) Kanter; cousin, Gilda Linden; and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice or William Breman Jewish Home. A graveside service was held Nov. 27, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements made by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
Chester Rosenberg 70, Atlanta
Chester Rosenberg, 70, of Atlanta, died unexpectedly Nov. 23, 2018. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Marcy Rosenberg and Nhan-anh Nguyen-khoa; son, Scott Rosenberg; sister and brother-in-law, Leslie and Lee Beitchman; sister, Mitzie Wagy; grandchildren, Miles and Ella; and loving nieces and nephews. Chester was born and raised in Atlanta. He was a graduate of Druid Hills High School, University of Georgia, and earned his law degree from Emory University. A legal scholar and American patriot, Chester practiced law at Cohen, Pollack, Merlin, Axelrod, & Rosenberg as well as Seyfarth Shaw firms. He was a longtime member of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Chester was an avid runner in his younger years, and he enjoyed playing basketball and boxing and watching Atlanta sports and college football. Most of all, Chester loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Graveside services were held Nov. 26 at Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Esophagus Cancer Awareness Association, www.ecaware.org. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. ■ Obituaries in the AJT are written and paid for by the families; contact Managing Publisher Kaylene Ladinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-883-2130, ext. 100, for details about submission, rates and payments. Death notices, which provide basic details, are free and run as space is available; send submissions to email@example.com. 38 | DECEMBER 7, 2018 ATLANTA JEWISH TIMES
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