Obituary: Isaac Beton

Obituary: Isaac Beton

The Atlanta native served with the 417th Night Fighter Squadron in World War II, then made a career in law.

Isaac Robert Beton of Tucker passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. He was 94 years old.

He was born in Atlanta on April 3, 1923, the son of Ralph Beton and Mary Piha Beton. He served honorably in World War II in the U.S. Army Air Forces as a member of the courageous 417th Night Fighter Squadron. After the war he moved to Los Angeles, where he attended the University of Southern California and stayed almost 50 years before moving back to the Atlanta area. While in Los Angeles he became a CPA and later an attorney. He worked for the IRS and then in private practice, specializing in tax law. His profession in Los Angeles saw him meet and cross paths with many of the stars of that era, such as Marilyn Monroe, Jane Mansfield, Jane Wyman, Edward G. Robinson and Frank Sinatra. He loved music, art, the opera and travel. He visited all continents and over 100 countries, and he loved to entertain people with his singing.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Solomon Beton, and a sister, Sue Hanan. He is survived by a brother, Morris Beton, and nephews R. Robert Beton and A. Vic Beton.

Sign the online guestbook at Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Or VeShalom, 1681 N. Druid Hills Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319,, or to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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