R. Peter Fishman, 81, died on Sunday, March 26, 2023, surrounded by his family. Peter was the beloved son of Frieda and Harry Fishman, who immigrated to the United States after fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria.
Born in Hammond, Ind., Peter moved to Georgia, where he studied accounting at the University of Georgia. He was a brother in the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
After graduation, Peter moved to Atlanta to become a CPA, and started his own practice, Fishman and Company, which he operated for over 40 years. Peter contributed to and served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Shriners, the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and the Atlanta Jewish Federation. He had an enormously big heart.
Peter is survived by four children, Mark Fishman (Joanna), Jill George (the late Art George), Jared Fishman (Fiona Macaulay), and Rachel Rimer (Mark); eight grandchildren, Mia, Arabella, Juliet, Cooper, Ethan, Izzy, Jackson, Spencer; his wife, Barbara “Babz” Jacoby Fishman, and her children, David Jacoby (Cindy), and Ryan Jacoby (Sarah), and their children, Molly, Chloe, Jack, and Simon.
Peter loved traveling the world, and had particularly memorable adventures and celebrations in Israel, Gaza, Jordan, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and others.
The Fishman family is immensely thankful for the close friends who have provided support throughout Peter’s life. Memorial donations can be sent to The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.
A private family service will be held. He will be buried next to his late wife of 34 years, Barbara Elias Fishman. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.
- R. Peter Fishman
- Nazi-controlled Austria
- University of Georgia
- Alpha Epsilon Pi
- Fishman and Company
- Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
- Atlanta Jewish Federation
- Costa Rica
- the Dominican Republic
- Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care