Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Scott Selig

  • AGE

    47

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Friday, October 27, 2017 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Sunday, October 29, 2017

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:00 PM

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Sunday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Monday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the home of Linda and Steve Selig.

    1765 Garraux Place, Atlanta, GA 30327

  • OBITUARY

    Scott Selig 1970-2017 “The greatest gift a man possesses is the ability to work hard at something that is worth working hard for.” -Theodore Roosevelt Scott Selig found many opportunities worthy of his hard work during his lifetime. He served as Executive Vice President of Selig Enterprises and the driving force and President of the recently launched Selig Development, an arm of the nearly 100 year-old family held real estate company. Scott was focusing on the future and growth of the business, for his family, his colleagues and his community. During his 17 year tenure at Selig, Scott’s hard work, dedication, and leadership have been noted and recognized throughout the business and civic community. Scott has served on the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Midtown Alliance, Buckhead Community Improvement District, The Council for Quality Growth, City of Atlanta Workforce Development and the Buckhead Coalition. Additionally, Scott chaired the City of Atlanta Technical Advisory Committee and has been an active member of YPO Southern 7 and the Grid Iron Society of the University of Georgia. Scott’s impact on Atlanta and the entire region has been recognized numerous times through such awards as: The State of Georgia Outstanding Citizen Recognition Award, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40 to Watch”, Atlanta Commercial Realtors Presidents Award, and in 2016 their Realtor of the Year Award. Most recently the Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized Selig as a Most Admired CEO. Earlier this year, the American Lung Association honored Scott as a Lung Force Hero, in appreciation of his work as fundraiser and advocate for the research and treatment of lung cancer, the disease that led to his death on October 27, 2017. Prior to his professional and civic life, Scott graduated from the Westminster Schools, class of 1988. At the University of Arizona, Selig received an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and served as Chapter president of Zeta Beta Tau. In 1995, Selig earned an MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. Over the past week, as family and friends gathered at his home to say their good-byes and to reminisce about their son, brother, father, friend, uncle, mentor and leader, one recurring theme seemed to dominate. Scott’s life was a mosaic of great proportion. Colorful pieces of personality, character, intuition, intellect, clothing, and an abundance of inspiration were woven together, over an adventure filled and often trailblazing 47 years. Selig left a profound mark on those whose lives he touched directly and indirectly. For the more than 3000 people who connected through the power of social networking, billboards, t-shirts, wristbands, videos and dedication to the ScottStrong movement that his illness ignited, his strength, courage and spirit will live on. It is no coincidence that as Scott learned of and shared his diagnosis of stage four lung cancer in October of 2016, the force of his determination to ‘die with cancer and not from cancer’ would inspire loved ones and strangers alike, to rally around a man, who this time was the underdog. No coincidence, because it was Scott who was there for so many and who was accepting of all, regardless of their station in life. Through his early and visionary involvement and leadership at the Ron Clark Academy, his greatest communal passion, and during his board service at Camp Twin Lakes and at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Scott engaged with great conviction, an empathetic heart, quiet generosity and genuine humility. There is no underestimating Scott’s resolve to do what he could to make the lives of others, often strangers, better. Countless friends and a large family cherished Scott and loved him for his unique spirit, his independence and his authenticity. Their lives have been and will continue to be illuminated by the rich, colorful life that Scott Selig lived. Scott’s family includes his loving sons, Cooper and Sam and their mother Amy Selig; his parents, Steve and Linda Selig and Janet Selig and Jeff Bernstein; siblings: Mindy and Dave Shoulberg, Blake and Stephanie Selig, Michael Shenk, Stacey and David Fisher; Mara and Justin Berman; and Bret Bernstein; nieces and nephews, Carly, Jordan, Casey, McKenzie, Ansley, Parker, Zachary, Alison, Lindsay, Molly, Aaron, Justin, Ella, Avery, Davis, Max and Parker; special friend, Samantha Wexler. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com. Memorial Contributions to The Scott Selig Scholarship Fund at the Ron Clark Academy would be appreciated. Services: The Temple 1589 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta GA 30309, Sunday October 29th, 2:00PM. 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.

  • Pat Cohen

    Janet and Jeff, Just found out about Scott\'s demise and my blessing is with both of you. I lost my daughter when she was 50 about 7 years ago. Its a hurt that never stops but one learns to live with and understand that it is God\'s will and we must learn to cope and move forward. Please know that I care and sorry that I am just responding since I only learned last night about your loss. You two are wonderful people and great parents and friends and so lucky you have each other and other children to help ease the pain. My heart bleeds for both of you. See you at the River . Pat Cohen

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Marion Jablon Cohen

    Janet and Steve, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May loving memories comfort you at this difficult time.

    November 06, 2017 , 08:15 AM


  • Cheryl Williams

    My sincere condolences go to the Selig family. It was such a pleasure working for such a great family. Scott was such a nice and handsome man, I always thought of him as Selig’s own 007(the Sean Connery years). He will be missed, but never forgotten. Bless the family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • James Curtis

    I am a record breaking volunteer at Shepherd Center and dealt with Scott at AAA Parking. Scott showed a great deal of compassion and understanding of people with disabilities. He quickkly too care of my problem. Thank you, Scott, and it is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Holly H. Strelzik

    Sending condolences and love to the Selig family on such a devastating loss, One that no parent should ever have to endure. Holly and Steven Strelzik

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Robert Alterman

    While I did not know Scott, my sons Greg and Scott did know him well, and they join me in offering our most sincere condolences to all of my lifelong friends of the Selig Family. There is a new angel in heaven and I\'m sure that heaven is a better place today. With love, Robert

    November 01, 2017 , 08:04 AM


  • William D Fleming

    My thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family and friends. I only know of Scott through the recent office lease transaction with Positive Impact Health Centers. He has been a wonderful man to work with and has also been very generous to our organization. It is so sad the we have all lost such and incredible man at such a young age. William Fleming Board Chair Positive Impact Health Centers

    October 30, 2017 , 04:17 AM


  • Marci Ball and Steve Alterman

    Scott meant so much to so many - he will be missed by all

    November 01, 2017 , 04:29 AM


  • Michael Morris

    Scott has been an amazing asset to our community. His deeds, friendships and spirit will live on in our memories for a lifetime. He will be missed tremendously by all, but none more so than Cooper and Sam. To Scott's entire family, and especially Cooper and Sam, I offer my prayers of love and peace through this time of hurt, and for many, many more years to come.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:42 AM


  • Lewis and LuEllen Feldman

    Our condolences go out to the Selig family. Our thoughts and prayers be with you always.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Roxane, Todd, Grant and Parker Hollosi

    Many prayers and hugs to your family for such a sad loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Leah Romberg Harrison

    Scott's spirit transcends all physical boundaries. Always has. Always will. Our entire community is with you.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:44 AM


  • Kevin Abernethy

    Praying for all of you and sorry for this loss.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • William Neal

    Scott's journey and strength inspired me to hug my kids tighter, pay more attention to the little moments of connection with those around me being sure to love more completely. Thanks Scott for openly sharing your journey and leaving behind lessons of goodness and love in your path.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:45 AM


  • Mark Toro

    Scott's passing has left a void, not only in the hearts of his family and friends, but in our City. He was a leader of great talent, energy and generosity of spirit, contributing to civic and philanthropic efforts and making a difference in the lives of many, as was readily evident in the outpouring of love and affection at Scott's service today. He will be missed.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:45 AM


  • Lori halberg

    To my dear friends, The Selig Family, I was so saddened to hear of Scott’s passing. My family and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all of the Selig Family. Scott was such an incredible and special person and will certainly be missed by all. I can only hope that all the warm and loving memories you hold dear will be a source of comfort to you during this most difficult time. Love, Lori Halberg

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Judy Marx

    I am so very sorry for your devastating loss. May you find some comfort in the love and support that surrounds you at this difficult time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Ramon and Jody Franco

    We are out of the country but are sending our sincerest condolences to the entire Selig family. There are no words.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Peggy Stroud (Riddle), Lisa Kiguru & Jennifer Pryor.

    We were sorry to hear of Scott's passing, he showed everyone what a great fighter he was. No one tried harder to free himself of cancer. May he rest in Peace.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:46 AM


  • Sam Maverick Weyman

    Deepest sympathy and love to the entire Selig family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Dan Granot

    Selig Family, The Granot family sends our most sincere condolences to your family. Scott was a winner in every aspect. He was a great dad, son, brother and friend to so many. He influenced the world and his legacy will live on forever. He was a forward thinker and spent both significant time and resources helping those less fortunate. He was a bright light to all and he will never be forgotten. You all are in our thoughts and prayers and may Scott's memory be for a blessing. Love, The Granot family

    October 31, 2017 , 02:46 AM


  • Bill and Susan Dawkins

    Our hearts truly break for all his family. You have our deepest sympathy.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Mandy Nissen Shannon

    I am so sorry for the loss of this bright light. I knew Scott in high school and remember his smile, which always seemed to be there. My condolences to Scott’s family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Dave Leach

    Scott was a man of great vision & passion. He left his footprint for sure. Prayers for all his family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • jodi fleisig gabay

    Our hearts and love are with you during this really tough time. You are amazing people.. you were blessed to have Scott and he was blessed to have you, xoxoxo Jodi, Moti, Kody and Ari Gabay

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Ann & Max Olim

    Dear Janet, Steve, Linda, Cathy and entire family, Our heart goes out to you for your terrible loss. Scot was adorable, sweet And so much more . Ann and Max Olim

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • T. Dallas Smith

    Scott touch the lives of so many people. I'm so grateful to have been one of those people. My prayers for peace and understanding go out to the family and friends of Scott. I will miss you my friend.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:47 AM


  • Toni and Bruce Corwin

    We have watched from afar how Scott and his family and community have pulled together in support and love for this incredible person. We have felt SCOTT STRONG from Los Angeles - and our love, respect and prayers go out to all of you who surrounded him during his time of need. May you go from strength to strength.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:47 AM


  • mimi siegel

    great loss our deepest sympathy mimi siegel and david siegel

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Sandy and Chuck Marcus

    To the entire Selig Family We are so sorry for your loss. Scott was so respected & loved throughout the entire business and social community. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Alan and Linda Goodman

    To all the dear Selig Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Scott showed such a strong strength of character, and his trust in the support of family and friends and physicians and caregivers was a Model for us all. Love, Alan and Linda

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Nancy and John Edwards

    Our condolences to Scott's family. We knew him as a good neighbor at Vinings Gate.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:47 AM


  • Tag Hunter

    My deepest sympathies to your family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Marcy Bass

    Sending our deepest condolences to the entire Selig family. His was truly a life well-lived. Marcy Bass and Scott Fisher

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Tina Umland

    My deepest sympathy to the Selig family. I pray you find comfort knowing Scott is in a better place free from pain. May your memories of him sustain you during this most difficult time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • John and Patricia Thompson

    Our hearts go out to all Scott’s family. He will be missed by all. Fortunately he is now with the Lord.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Gail Cohn

    There are no adequate words to express our heartfelt sadness for your tragic loss. Sending caring thoughts .

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Bobbi & Craig Wilson

    Dear Janet, Linda and Steve, Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. There are no words of comfort that lessen the pain of losing your child. May memories of Scott sustain you and give you peace.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • carol nemo

    It is a sad day in Atlanta. The Nemo Family sends deepest condolences on the passing of Scott, a fine young man and role model to many. May his memory always be a blessing.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Susan and Richard Orenstein

    Dear Janet, Linda and Steve, Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. There are no words of comfort that lessens the pain of losing your child. May Memories of Scott sustain you and give you strength and peace.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Susan and Richard Orenstein

    Dear Janet, Linda and Steve, Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. There are no words of comfort that lessens the pain of losing your child. May Memories of Scott sustain you and give you strength and peace.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Gary Brock Family

    We send our Prayers to all the SELIG Family. Scott by far is the Strongest person I've ever known. I will miss my friend an will always have positive & Great memories. God Bless you Scott.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:50 AM


  • Kimberly Booth Rimmer

    Dear Selig family, I have followed Scott's fight - quite a valiant one -- I will always remember him with a huge smile, and I will picture Scott and Mindy together in High School. They were so close. My prayers go out to each member of his family. He was a great man taken too soon. I hope you can take comfort that he is healed, whole and out of pain.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:50 AM


  • Mickey Echols

    My thoughts are with the family at these times, no one can understand why but God has a plan. Your family has been a big part of my brother Terry’s life and I know he thought a lot of Scott. Rest In Peace

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Stacey Mollison

    My condolences to the Selig family. Scott was such a warm and open person with so much humor. He definitely left a positive impression wherever he went. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. I am sending positive energy to the family for Strength and guidance during this time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Rachel Tobin

    Scott will be missed in the Atlanta community. I served on the Central Atlanta Progress board with him, and we were very excited when he agreed to join our board. He was considered a very important figure and someone who's voice and ideas really mattered. My condolences to the entire Selig family and his friends.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:48 AM


  • Harry Jenkins

    My sincere and deepest condolences on this loss; even though I did not know him well he was part of a very great Atlanta family

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Penelope Cheroff

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Penelope

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Dave Stockert

    I always admired Scott, and his passion for Atlanta. My heart, and my prayers, go out to all of you.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Sandra and Sam Mislow

    May your wonderful memories of Scott offer comfort and solace. Sending love to all of you

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Philip Rubin

    So sorry to hear about the Scott. He was a great person. Philip

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Sandra Rich

    Dear Janet and Steve and family , We are keeping you in our hearts and prayers .May you find some comfort in knowing you have friends who care deeply and share your profound loss . Much love. Sandra &Stephen

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Barry and Karin Mervis

    Our deepest condolences to the entire Selig family at this very sad time

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Bette and Troy Selfridge

    Heartfelt condolences. There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing a son and father. We are so sorry.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Harriet & Jack Spanier

    Janet and Steve, there are no words of comfort when you lose a child. There is no greater loss, and our hearts go out to you. Harriet and Jack

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Doug Ghertner

    I have such fond memories as a child of trips to Athens with Scott to watch Georgia play and will be thinking of him as the Dawgs whip our jort-wearing friends this Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers are with all in the Selig family. Scott will be missed greatly.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Debbie Goot

    My heart is breaking for the entire family, and I mourn with you.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Judy and Ed Feldstein

    Our condolences to the entire family.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • The Benning Family

    Please accept our deepest sympathies. So many families are truly in mourning over Scott's untimely death but we take solace in knowing that Atlanta will be a better place for generations because of his good works.

    October 31, 2017 , 02:52 AM




  • Ellyse & Warren Zindler

    Janet, Steve and Family, we were so sorry to hear about Scott's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.

    November 01, 2017 , 04:20 AM


  • Glenn Hallerman

    I'm so sorry to hear of Scott's passing this morning. Janet, I'm glad we had a few minutes to talk a little over a month ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. May the memory of Scott always be for a blessing.

    November 01, 2017 , 04:21 AM


  • Mark and Donna Fleishman

    We join with the entire community in sending our condolences to the Selig family. May Scott’s memory remain for a blessing to all.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Dale and Richard Millman

    Our condolences to the Selig Family. So sorry for your loss. May Scott’s memory be a blessing.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Murray and Lynn Friedman

    To the Selig Family - words cannot express our sadness at your loss. May you find comfort in each other and the many people who cherish you. Sincerely, Lynn and Murray

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Jeff Mixson

    Love and sympathy to the family! Scott is loved and missed but the great things he contributed to live on and honor him. I enjoyed working next to you for RCA and they are even better for your efforts!!!!!

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Martha JO and Jerry Katz

    Our deepest and sincerest sympathy to the entire family. We send our love with our condolences. Scott leaves behind a wonderful legacy that will be remembered. love, as ever, Martha Jo and Jerry

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Sloane Neiman

    Janet and Steve and families We were sorry to hear about the passing of your son, Scott. I know he will never be far from you with yours and everyone’s great memories and the comfort of his loving children by your side. Sloane and Howard

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Gail & Lyons Heyman

    We send our deepest sympathy to the Selig family at this time of great loss.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • terry fine

    Steve, Janet and all family members, No Parent should ever face this. I am not allowed to travel because of a stroke, but if I could walk to Atlanta, I would do it for Scott and the whole Family. Terry

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Nancy and Randy Gorod

    So sad to learn of Scott's passing.

    November 01, 2017 , 04:18 AM


  • Justin & Alyza Milrad

    We are so sorry for your loss. Scott was such an inspiration to so many and was loved by all. It's incredible how many people have an individualized Scott story. May you find peace through these difficult times.

    November 01, 2017 , 04:19 AM


  • Charles Sheron

    Janet, Steve and Family, I share your loss as there are no words when we lose one of our children. My prayers, thoughts and love are with you.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Jared Caplan

    Please know that you are in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Susan and Danny Alterman

    our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the whole Selig family.... words cannot say how sorry we are for you and the whole community that loved and respected Scott.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Karen Friedenberg

    My very deepest sympathy thoughts and prayers are with you all on the loss of Scott?

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Peggy Roth

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have no words.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


  • Elaine & Jerry BLUMENTHAL

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious son, Scott. We don't have words to really bring you comfort, but know that we truly hope that someday happy memories will bring some consolation. Sent with love.

    November 01, 2017 , 04:19 AM


  • nancy ghertner

    To Steve, Janet, and all of your loving family, my heart is with you. I hope the many sweet memories of Scott can give you some comfort.

    November 30, -0001 , 12:00 AM


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