Deceased Information


    Benjamin Wertheimer

    Benyamin ben Moshe v Yochaved


    Friday, December 15, 2017 (Before Sunset)


    Sunday, December 17, 2017


    10:30 AM




    Monday through Thursday at the home of Mindy Wertheimer and Ira Katz

    78 Gateside Place, Marietta, GA 30067



    Benjamin Wertheimer, formerly of Jericho, New York, passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 15, 2017, two weeks shy of his 96th birthday. Born in the Bronx, NY, he attended Dewitt Clinton High School in NYC. As part of the GI Bill, he attended Purdue University and Texas A&M University, studying engineering and accounting. He moved to Atlanta nine years ago to be closer to his children and grandchildren, where he created lifelong memories that will carry on from generation to generation. He was the head purchasing agent for a major NYC mechanical contracting firm, Raisler Corporation for most of his career, before joining H. Sand & Company and then developer Olympia & York where he worked on Battery Park City in NYC. He was a founding member of the Jericho Jewish Center on Long Island, where he and his wife Claire, of blessed memory (March 19, 1931-January 18, 1994) raised their two children, Mindy Renee Wertheimer and Howard Seth Wertheimer. Ben was a great athlete, where he excelled at basketball, softball, and later on in life, golf and swimming. An avid sports fan, he was particularly fond of the New York Yankees, New York Giants and New York Knicks. To ensure that he would never miss a pitch, hit, shot or pass, he would often be seen watching multiple ballgames on multiple TVs. As an Army veteran of World War II, it was only until recently that he began to share stories of his time as a soldier fighting on enemy lines in France and Germany. He was a morally good person and always possessed the important virtues of honor, kindness, loyalty, and courage. He was brave, wise and fair. Brave, because he would get up every morning and wanted to be the best person he could be no matter the physical pain, moving forward with dignity and perseverance, setting a good example for his children and grandchildren. Wise, because he kept up with current events and reminded us how his past was part of who he was. Fair, because he was honest, knew right from wrong, and had high standards for humankind. Ben loved spending holidays together with his family, particularly his five grandchildren. They enjoyed listening to him as he imparted his wisdom and advice. He was excited to become a great-grandfather in just a few months, and to know the Wertheimer lineage would continue to another generation. Passing away during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah gave him the opportunity to bring family and friends together one last time. Benjamin was preceded in death by his wife of wife of 43 years, Claire Milefsky Wertheimer, and later, his partner, Adelia Mann. He is survived by his daughter Dr. Mindy Wertheimer (Ira Katz), son Howard Wertheimer (Carla), five loving grandchildren, Jessica Katz Yonatan (Avi), Leanna Katz, Marissa Wertheimer, Alexandra Wertheimer, and Cody Wertheimer, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. If so inclined, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. Sign online guest book at A graveside service was held Sunday, December 17, 2017 at New Montefiore Cemetery, NY. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770) 451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Cheryl Hecht, Lenny and Allison Thurschwell, Michelle Thurschwell Munsell

    A father has such a special relationship with the daughter, as you have experienced. Also the grandchildren and other family members. We feel for your loss and hope your strong, fond memories will console you in time of grief.

    January 11, 2018 , 08:02 AM

  • Carl Golden

    Mindy and Ira. I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Carl

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Phyllis Beck Kurtzman

    Dear Howard and Carla and family Sorry for your loss. Never easy no matter the age. My Condolences to all

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Paula Zucker

    Mindy, So sorry for your loss.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

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