Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Garrett Kaufman

    Gershon Benyomin ben Ruven v Zhabah

  • AGE

    32

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Monday, November 20, 2017 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    11:00 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Immediately following the funeral Wednesday at the home of Wendi and Tom Lowry with a 6:00 PM minyan service

    4120 Spalding Hollow NW Norcross, GA 30092

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

    Garrett Benjamin Kaufman, age 32, of Atlanta, passed away unexpectedly November 20, 2017, and will always be remembered as a son, brother and friend with a kind heart, sweet soul and fun-loving nature. Truly, he was one of those people that everyone enjoyed being around. With a penchant for providing hospitality to others, Garrett spent most of his professional life as a chef, which allowed him the opportunity to serve some of the country’s finest restaurants and communities. Whether at Atlanta’s own Pricci, St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, the leading caterers in Charleston, or even as a personal chef to Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, Garrett was most at home in the kitchen, and used his creativity and empathy to ensure others had memorable and enjoyable dining experiences. Golf was one of Garrett’s favorite pastimes, and he considered himself fortunate that he was able to combine his personal and professional passions by lending his cooking talents to the world of professional golf. He counted the United States Open Championship and PGA Championship as two of the favorite events he catered. Animals were another of Garrett’s great passions, and he genuinely felt that his dogs were man’s best friend. Garrett is survived by his mother and her husband, Wendi and Tom Lowry; sister and her husband, Michelle and David Vizurraga; sister, Lauren Kaufman; grandmother, Mildred (Mili) Katz; and grandfather and his wife, Richard and Jean Katz. He was pre-deceased by his father, Richard Louis Kaufman, and by his grandfather, George Kaufman and grandmother, Shirley Kaufman-Birnbrey. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, with Rabbi Eliyahu Schusterman officiating. Those wishing to make contributions may do so in Garrett’s honor to City of Hope, 1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010, www.cityofhope.org; or to Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, www.atlantahumane.org. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Miles Whitlock

    My saddest and deepest condolences to the entire Kaufman Family and to the extended family’s.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:30 AM


  • JoAnne Wheeler

    To Wendi, Will, Richard Katz and extended families;please know that I send my heart-felt sympathy to each of you for your great loss.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:29 AM


  • Charlie and Julienne Johnson

    We are deeply saddened by your loss. We are praying for your family and that God gives you peace in the coming days. God is love. Love and peace, Charlie, Julienne and Chaz Johnson

    December 05, 2017 , 08:27 AM


  • Wendy & Stuart Leaf

    Our deepest sympathy to Michelle and David Vizurraga and the entire Kaufman family on your terrible loss. May Garrett’s memory be a blessing.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:27 AM


  • Holly Strelzik

    Wendy, I have such great memories of Garrett from GHA days! I can’t imagine your grief. Sending condolences and love to you and your family. Holly and Steven Strelzik

    December 05, 2017 , 08:27 AM


  • Leah Franco

    Michelle (Mrs. V) - we shall always remember Garrett\\\'s smile and his incredible generous soul. May you find somfort in those memories Leah Franco, Monica Franco-Webb, Nicole Webb, Marissa Katz, Andrew & Jenn Katz

    December 05, 2017 , 08:26 AM


  • Lilli Lefkoff

    Wendi, Michelle, and Lauren, I am utterly heartbroken. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of the family. Much love, Lilli

    December 05, 2017 , 08:26 AM


  • Lewis and LuEllenFeldman

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:26 AM


  • Betty & Alan Sunshine

    We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Garrett. This is such a terrible tragedy.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:25 AM


  • Jean and Tom Adair, Sr

    Our deepest sympathy to Michelle and David Vizurrago and the entire Kaufman family for the loss of Garrett. May God\\\'s mercy and grace be with Garrett for all eternity. Porter, Garrett\\\'s dog, was indeed man\\\'s best friend.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:25 AM


  • Brenda & Mark Lichtenstein

    So sorry to hear about Garrett. I remember fondly playing golf with him and Richard. May his memory be for a blessing.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:25 AM


  • Barry Rabinowitz

    To Wendy and to entire Kaufman family - I\\\'m so sorry for this tragic loss of someone so young. Knowing you, and growing up with the Kaufmans, I\\\'m sure he was sweet, friendly, warm and generous. May God comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Israel.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:24 AM


  • The Zamore Family

    We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending over tons of love from Tampa. xoxoxo, Aly, Rob, Adley and Lilah

    December 05, 2017 , 08:24 AM


  • JoBeth Edwards

    I am so sorry for your loss and deeply sorry I can\\\'t be there today. Garrett was such a dear friend to me in Charleston and I will forever be grateful for his friendship and infectious laughter and cheer. May be find his peace. JoBeth

    December 05, 2017 , 08:24 AM


  • Ileene McCain

    There are no words to tell the whole family how deeply sorry I am. His sweet nature, love of family and friends and infectious smile will always be remembered. Garrett touched the lives of so many and will always have a special place in mine. Love to all of you!

    December 05, 2017 , 08:23 AM


  • Ken and Lee Bakalar

    We are so sad to hear about Garrett, and sorry that we couldn\\\'t be there with you all today. With love, Ken and Lee

    December 05, 2017 , 08:22 AM


  • Martha Jo Katz

    Sending deepest and sincerest sympathy for your loss. I remember Garrett so fondly when I assisted with his bar mitzvah. Such a handsome young man and kind to go along with it. May wonderful memories be of comfort and in your hearts forever.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:22 AM


  • Harriet Klug

    Wendi and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at the heartbreaking time. Gorgeous young man.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:22 AM


  • Mark Goodelman

    Wendi my Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Family. May Garrett’s memories be a blessing.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:21 AM


  • Terri and Laury Bagen

    Garrett will be in our hearts forever. We loved him like our own. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, his beloved family. Rest in peace, Dear Garrett

    December 05, 2017 , 08:21 AM


  • lenny savitt

    my heart is heavy with grief and pain. I will always remember Garrett and his smile and good nature. rest in peace my friend. You will be remembered always...your friend lenny

    December 05, 2017 , 08:21 AM


  • Julia & Terry Bernath

    Heartbroken. What a precious soul he was! We are grieving with you and words cannot express our sadness for you and your family. His candle burned so brightly while he was here. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    December 05, 2017 , 08:20 AM