Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Ira Tedoff

    Yisroel Labish ben Heshel v' Penina Elisheva

  • AGE

    74

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Thursday, May 27, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Sunday, May 30, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:00 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

    Beloved and caring father, husband, brother, uncle, and friend, Dr. Ira Lewis Tedoff, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on May 27, 2021 at the age of 74.

    Ira was born in Somerville, New Jersey on January 31, 1947 and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Ira was a doting elder brother to Paul Tedoff (of blessed memory) and Victor Alvin Tedoff. Finishing high school at the early age of 16, Ira graduated from Brooklyn College in 1967 and went on to earn a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1972. Ira maintained a private clinical practice in Atlanta, GA for over 40 years up until his passing. Passionate about musical theater and singing, Ira also performed in numerous theatrical productions and sang in choirs throughout the greater Atlanta area for over 20 years.

    One of the greatest joys of Ira’s life was being a devoted father. Ira instilled in his children a love of people and an avid curiosity about the world. He laid a beautiful and strong foundation upon which his children will continue to pursue their dreams. Ira was also known for the ease with which he would engage those around him, making fast friends with people from all walks of life. As he was as a father, Ira was a compassionate, nurturing, and dedicated psychologist, who excelled at fostering an environment where his patients felt seen and heard. He will be sorely missed by all those who sought his counsel.

    Ira had a quick wit and zany sense of humor, which delighted all those who had the fortune of interacting with him. Ira was known for his astute observations, delivered with a perfect dose of irreverence. Ira encouraged his friends and family to move through the world with open hearts and engaged minds. Ira, you were bigger than life; and life will never be the same without you. We love you forever and always.

    Ira is survived by his beloved wife Dr. Lisa Ann Vinokur and their two children Bryna Pearl Tedoff and Perlman (Perly) Brice Tedoff. Ira is also survived by his eldest daughter Pauley Faran Tedoff, his younger brother Victor Alvin Tedoff, and nephews Harrison Joseph Tedoff and Truman Paul Tedoff. Ira was preceded in death by younger brother Paul Tedoff and loving parents Pearl Tedoff (née Wetter) and Harry Tedoff.

    Rabbi Mayer Freedman officiated a graveside service at North Atlanta Memorial Park, on May 30, 2021. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ira’s memory may be made to Renewal.org, Congregation Anshei Sfard, and the Callanwolde Concert Band.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Carole Weintraub

    Dear Lisa, So sorry to hear of Ira’s passing. U will have wonderful memories both u and ur children. Thinking of u at this most difficult time. Carole weintraub

    June 06, 2021 , 12:43 PM


  • Mindy Park

    Lisa, I am so sorry for this loss. There are no words. Looking forward to seeing you and playing music with you again. Until then, I am praying for you and your little ones, and for you all to experience an extraordinary peace. Big big hugs, my friend.

    June 03, 2021 , 01:49 AM


  • Joy Gordman

    Dear Victor, We know that you are dealing with the shock and pain of losing Ira. We are thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy. Fondly, Alex and Joy

    June 01, 2021 , 09:29 PM


  • Arthur Bodner

    Dear Lisa and family, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I have enjoyed my relationship with Ira as a patient over the past few years. My his memory be a blessing.

    June 01, 2021 , 07:36 PM


  • bert elliott

    Condolences Victor

    June 01, 2021 , 05:55 PM


  • “Dee” Zangwill

    Victor and Lisa, Such a loss for your family and all of the individuals Ira helped over the years! I am so glad to have seen the family at the concert at Beth Jacob. Everyone looked awesome, and Ira told Joe and me about his kidney transplant. He looked terrific!!! Please know my thoughts are with the entire Tedoff family during this sad time. In my mind, Ira will be remembered for his intelligence, sensitivity, and generosity toward others... He made this world a MUCH BETTER PLACE!

    May 31, 2021 , 06:45 PM


  • Patricia Quilichini

    Zichrono Livracha (??????? ?????)

    May 31, 2021 , 04:34 PM


  • Vita Zeltser

    Lisa, I'm so sorry for your loss! Hugs to you and the kids! We are thinking of you all and sending our love.

    May 31, 2021 , 02:24 PM


  • Lori Brown

    To all the family, sorry for your loss.

    May 30, 2021 , 09:30 PM


  • Catherine Lewis

    Lisa- we will all miss Ira’s big smile and sense of humor. He was such a blessing. Sending out condolences and live to you all.

    May 30, 2021 , 09:00 PM


  • Roger Sulhoff

    Deepest heartfelt sympathy in loss of Ira. Over 15 years of many conversations we shared, Ira demonstrated a global inclusive perspective while a very focused love of Lisa and his children. Although Ira is Jewish and I’m a Christian , we never felt unequally yoked. Our politics were a common thread for sure. Ira! What a blessing ! You are really missed, Roger

    May 30, 2021 , 06:54 PM


  • Harvey Berkowitz

    Lisa I really appreciated Ira’s faith in me. He was such a pleasant upbeat guy. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sorry that I could not make the funeral. I have a bad cold and did not want to expose myself to anyone.

    May 30, 2021 , 06:28 PM


  • Harvey Berkowitz

    Lisa I really appreciated Ira’s faith in me. He was such a pleasant upbeat guy. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sorry that I could not make the funeral. I have a bad cold and did not want to expose myself to anyone.

    May 30, 2021 , 06:28 PM


  • Harvey Berkowitz

    Lisa I really appreciated Ira’s faith in me. He was such a pleasant upbeat guy. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sorry that I could not make the funeral. I have a bad cold and did not want to expose myself to anyone.

    May 30, 2021 , 06:28 PM


  • Harvey Berkowitz

    Lisa I really appreciated Ira’s faith in me. He was such a pleasant upbeat guy. I’m sorry for your loss. I’m sorry that I could not make the funeral. I have a bad cold and did not want to expose myself to anyone.

    May 30, 2021 , 06:28 PM


  • Vita Lemberg

    Dear Dr. Lisa and the family, I am so sorry for your loss... May Ira's Neshama has great Aliyah... May memories of Ira be for a blessing to all of you... I remember him, and how happy he was when you deliver your children Ira was kind, and funny with smile on his face... It's hard to believe... so so sorry... my condolences.

    May 30, 2021 , 03:42 PM


  • Anita Korwin

    Dear Victor, My deepest sympathy to your and your family. I hope that the cherished memories will bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Your love and care for your family is a testament to the exceptional brother that you were to Ira.

    May 30, 2021 , 02:23 PM


  • Stephanie Rehm

    Ira made everyone think, laugh and look at the world through a fresh lens. He was a great father and will be greatly missed.

    May 30, 2021 , 12:23 PM


  • Ally Boyd

    As many of Ira’s patients can probably attest to, his medical treatment was life saving and changing. He reminded me that laughter is, indeed, a healing method and I absolutely enjoyed his wacky sense of humor. To his friends and family, remember all those times he made you laugh...I’m going to personally miss his puns.

    May 29, 2021 , 11:50 PM


  • Gail Cohn

    Joy, Please know that we are thinking of you and Pauly - with love and caring sympathy .

    May 29, 2021 , 10:30 PM


  • Manuela Bornstein

    Dear Pauley, dear Lisa, Please accept my deepest condolences. I am heartbroken for you all, particularly for your beautiful children. Ira was a very devoted dad for them. May those sweet memories sustain you in your grief. Fondly Manuela

    May 29, 2021 , 10:14 PM


  • Barry Judenfriend

    It was with great sadness that we learned of Ira’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to my cousin, Ira’s family. The memories of our childhood fun and mischievous times spent together with our families will always remain in my heart. Our sincere sympathies, Barry, Jacqui, Justin, Jordan Judenfriend

    May 29, 2021 , 09:59 PM


  • Ben Brumfield

    I will remember Ira for welcoming me under Abraham's tent. And his enormous sense of humor full wit, wisdom, and warmth will always stay with me. May his memory be a blessing to you. My heart goes out to you.

    May 29, 2021 , 07:44 PM


  • Glenn Moore

    Dear Lisa and family: Please accept Carol and my sincerest condolences at the loss of Ira. I enjoyed meeting him and talking with him when he attended our band concerts. Please know you and your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Glenn & Carol Moore (Conductor & Music Director, Callanwolde Concert Band)

    May 29, 2021 , 05:11 PM


  • Warren Abrahams

    My deep condolences to Lisa and her family upon Ira's passing.

    May 29, 2021 , 04:49 PM


  • Patricia Quilichini

    Baruch Dayan Haemet

    May 29, 2021 , 04:01 PM


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