Deceased Information


    John Mehler

    Yochanon ben Shlomo v Chaya Malka

  • AGE



    Monday, December 18, 2017 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, December 20, 2017


    2:00 PM




    Greenwood Cemetery


    The family will receive guests following the service at the home of Stephanie Steiger. Minyan will be held Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6:30 pm at Congregation OrVe Shalom.

    9 James River Place, NW Atlanta, GA 30342



    John Max Mehler, 64 of Atlanta, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017. John was born in Caracas, Venezuela to Anita (Lustgarten) and John Carl Mehler. John is survived by his three sons: Joshua Mark (35), Brian Seth (34), and Joel Peter (26); his partner of 19 years, Stephanie Steiger; his sisters Elizabeth (Mehler) Cohen and Dorothy (Mehler) Goihman; and his brother Robert Mehler. John moved to the United States to attend Roosevelt Military Academy and graduated from North Springs High School, class of 1972, before matriculating into the University of Georgia where he began his life-long relationship with the Jewish community when he joined the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. After graduating from Oglethorpe University, he began working for The First National Bank of Atlanta and soon met Tina (Decatsky) Mehler, the mother of his three sons. John built a vast network of friends and loved ones while splitting his time between Atlanta and Birmingham. John’s favorite pastimes included: spending summers swimming at the Zaban Park JCC pool with his boys, being the helpful handyman to all those in need, and working on his blue-ribbon winning orchids. Sign on line guest book at In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alabama Orchid Society, c/o of the John Max Mehler Memorial, 4761 Fulmar Drive, Irondale, AL 35210. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla officiating. 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.

  • Mark Rivkin

    I knew John in college - such a nice guy, I\\\'m sure he will be missed by all who knew him.

    January 01, 2018 , 02:13 PM

  • walid taraf

    Hola Johnny my super good friend, may you forever rest in peace. Rich and myself miss u much. Que Dios te vendiga amigo mio.

    January 01, 2018 , 02:14 PM

  • Dennis & Christy

    RIP John from your neighbors in Irondale, we will miss you. Our thoughts are with your family and loved ones.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Yael Kassorla

    I can\'t imagine John\'s face without a smile on it. He will be greatly missed for his quiet confidence and unmoving faith.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Lewis and LuEllen Feldman

    Our condolences go out to the family. Our thoughts and prayers be with you always. We shall miss our long time friend. Lewis and LuEllen

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Bill Nefsky

    John was always a fixture at my annual July 4th celebration and offered to cook or help out in anyway! Besides being a good friend , he could always be counted on. You will be missed! May you rest in peace.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM

  • Jeri Breiner

    your laugh shall be missed.

    January 01, 2018 , 02:14 PM