Obituary: Alvin Minsk

Obituary: Alvin Minsk

Alvin Minsk was born July 12, 1930, at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

Alvin Minsk was born July 12, 1930, at Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. As a teenager, he worked in his parents’ corner grocery store in the afternoons with his older brother, Malcolm, after he completed his schooling at Commercial High.

Upon graduation, he attended Emory University where he received a BS in accounting and became a CPA in the public sector. He then went into the Army for two years and was stationed in Paris. Falling in love with the city, his affinity for all things French never dissipated. This is where he bought his favorite car, a shiny red VW Carmen Ghia, which he brought home to Atlanta, and adored and referred to throughout his life.

Upon returning to Atlanta, Alvin was introduced to Shirley Kaplan on a blind date in August 1957, got engaged in April 1958, and married on June 29, 1958. Together, they raised three sons, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

He had three distinct segments to his career: first, spending over 15 years as a CPA at Harris Kerr Forster, then working as the comptroller at The Atlanta American Hotel for over 30 years, before ending his career at 89 years old working as a hotel analyst at CBRE.

His love of travel carried him and his family to all parts of the world, and only ended when his health made it impractical for him to do so.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Kaplan Minsk, sons, Harry (Susan), Eric and Jonathan, along with granddaughter, Sophie, grandson, Eli, brother, Donald (Sheila), many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Harry, mother Ida, and brother Malcolm (Betty).

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. Donations can be made to either Weinstein Hospice or the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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