Steven J. Zier, age 82, passed away peacefully Aug. 22, 2020. His beloved wife of 60 years Ilene was by his side, as were his children and grandchildren. Steve was born in Trenton, N.J. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in geology and received a graduate degree at Tulane University, where he and Ilene met. After 48 years working as a financial advisor, Steve retired in 2012 to pursue other passions. He audited classes at Emory University in archaeology, biblical studies, classical literature and history, and served as a docent at the Carlos Museum. He also studied with Atlanta Scholars Kollel and was an active member of the Atlanta Jewish community. Steve’s endless curiosity and thirst for knowledge led him to explore a variety of hobbies throughout his life, including photography, traveling, gardening, reading, spirituality, fishing and golfing. He was most content smoking a cigar and drinking a single malt Scotch in his backyard or surf fishing at Flagler Beach with his family. The greatest love of Steve’s life was undoubtedly his family.
He is survived by his wife Ilene (Bock); brother Roger (Ellen) Zier of Raleigh, N.C.; daughters Lisa Zier, Amy (Zier) Rosenthal and Julie Zier (Davidorf); sons-in-law Ross Rosenthal and Brad Davidorf; grandsons Myles and Alec Rosenthal; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Congregation Or Hadash or Rabbi Donald A. Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University. A graveside service was held Aug. 24 at Arlington Memorial Park. Shiva services were held by Zoom, 7:30 p.m. each day through Aug. 27. Due to COVID-19, the family respectfully requests no visitors to the home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770.451.4999.