THEN & NOW: Judy and Steve Funk
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THEN & NOW: Judy and Steve Funk

As an Atlanta Jewish Times tradition, we spotlight some of the city’s most optimistic and fun-loving couples who share how they met and their secrets to longstanding marriage.

After 35 years with the Atlanta newspapers, Marcia currently serves as Retail VP for the Buckhead Business Association, where she delivers news and trends (laced with a little gossip).

Judy and Steve Funk
Judy and Steve Funk

Years Married: 42 years
November 1979
Location: Shearith Israel

Initial Attraction?
Judy: I was immediately attracted to Steve’s good looks and cleverness and kindness. I returned from a trip, and he left a poem at my door. That was it! I called my parents, “I’m going to marry him!”
Steve: Attending a Valentine’s Day party at Tempo Horizon. We didn’t formally meet, but we “eyed” each other. I told my friend that she was “too short.” Months later, we met again at the pool; 43 years later, she has been taking care of me, and I have been reaching the higher shelves in the kitchen.

Steve: The little things that we share that make our marriage happy…kids, dog, our travel, our home, our favorite restaurants. Forty-three years is just a beginning, so being happy is a lot more fun than not.

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