Obituary: Alvin Halpern

Obituary: Alvin Halpern

Alvin Halpern passed away peacefully Aug. 13, 2020.

Alvin Halpern, age 90, passed away peacefully Aug. 13, 2020. He was born at the old Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, the only child of Aaron and Mary Halpern. He attended Boys High, where he was all-state in basketball and baseball. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Georgia, where he was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi.

At the age of 15, Alvin met Sherry King, the love of his life, at the Progressive Club. They began dating and were married at the age of 19. They were married for 70 years and enjoyed raising their four children. He was an avid reader, a life master in bridge and passionate about his golf game. He owned several businesses in his lifetime and was proud to be partners with his sons. He and Sherry travelled extensively, loved cruising and lived in Boca Raton during the season.

He was predeceased by daughter Debra Bernes (Gary.) He is survived by his wife of 70 years Sherry; daughter Gail Holzer (Gil); sons Jay (Barbara) and Marty (Lisa); grandchildren Alex (Alli) Halpern, Andy Halpern, Katie (Drew) Groner, Lance (Tammy) Levitt, Lanie (Jordan) Genee, Lewis (Rachael) Halpern, Matthew (Heather) Bernes, Melissa (Richard) Prusan, and Neil (Emily) Halpern; 12 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The William Breman Jewish Home, Ahavath Achim Synagogue, or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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