Obituary: Ben Arogeti

Obituary: Ben Arogeti

Ben Arogeti of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 15, at the age of 89.

Ben Arogeti of Atlanta, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, March 15, at the age of 89. After several years of declining health, Ben died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by love and his family.

Ben was born in Atlanta, Ga., on April 5, 1932, to father, Morris Arogeti, and mother, Bolie Arogeti. He was born between his two brothers, Joe and Sam, who preceded him in death. From a young age, he was a hard worker, with his first job being washing dishes in his father’s deli. He later joined the Air Force at age 19. He was stationed in various states around the U.S. as a radar specialist during the Korean War.

After Ben had served his time in the Air Force, he returned to Atlanta and began working at Rich’s (now known as Macy’s) shoe department as a senior sales manager for 38 years.

During those years he met his wife Betty Dudman and got married in 1973. Later in 1973, his first and only son, Mitchell, was born. He spent the next few decades of his life with Betty and Mitchell and then eventually he welcomed Mitchell’s wife Debbie into the family. Soon after, he had three beautiful grandchildren, Jordan, Bradley and Lucy, whom he loved immensely.

At his core, Ben was a gentle, yet strong-willed man who cared deeply for his family and those around him. To know him was to love him, and he was loved by all. He will be missed by his wife, son, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and everyone who got the pleasure to know him.

Services were held at Greenwood Cemetery on March 18. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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