Deceased Information


    Marvin Rachelefsky

  • AGE



    Saturday, July 24, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, July 27, 2021


    10:30 AM




    Shiva will take place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6pm at The Rachelefsky Home

    One River Place, 100 Riversedge Drive, Unit 121. Sandy Springs, GA 30339



    The funeral will be livestreamed via Zoom. Click HERE to view the funeral live.

    Meeting ID: 834 8337 9805
    Passcode: 281202

    Marvin Allen Rachelefsky, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle passed away at the age of 72 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. He leaves a devoted wife Paula (Milner), three children Lance of Brookline, MA (and his wife Gavin Andrews), Ian of Atlanta, GA, and Sara of Cumming, GA (and her husband Chris Casper), five grandchildren Stellan, Elsa, Jaxton, Sadie and Chloe. He also leaves behind his brother Gary, sister-in-law Gail, and many nieces and nephews.

    Marvin was born on June 22, 1949 in Brooklyn, NY to Edith and Louis Rachelefsky. He was a practicing neurologist for over 35 years and a founding partner of Northwest Neurology Associates. He received his medical degree from University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College.

    On March 26, 1972, Marvin married his high school sweetheart, Paula (Milner), and together they raised three children in Atlanta. A talented neurologist, he used humor to support patients and in our time of grief, we will remember his truly great, bad jokes. Marvin never missed an opportunity to make someone laugh.

    An avid runner, cyclist, hiker, golfer, and scuba diver, Marvin loved the great outdoors and traveled the world with his family always finding a great adventure on foot, on wheels, or underwater. A passionate baseball fan, he was a long-time Atlanta Braves season ticket holder, but always remained faithful to his hometown New York Yankees.

    Marvin and his family were members at Temple Sinai since the 1980s. He was deeply committed to his Jewish community and the role of Judaism in his life. He regularly participated in Torah study, synagogue trips, and many other events with Temple Sinai.

    The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to: Temple Sinai, 5645 Dupree Drive, Sandy Springs, GA or Weinstein Hospice, c/o Jewish HomeLife at 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia.

    A graveside service is planned for 10:30am, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt Vernon Hwy NW. Sandy Springs, GA 30328. 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.

  • Sophia

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    September 01, 2021 , 10:03 PM

  • JoAnn Rubin

    Paula, I am so sorry to hear about your dear husband. My thoughts are with you. May his memory be a blessing.

    August 04, 2021 , 02:10 AM

  • Ina and Harold Enoch

    Paula we were so sorry to hear about Marvin. We loved being able to catch up with you each year at the Jewish Film Festival. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family

    July 30, 2021 , 11:04 PM

  • Jay Levitt

    To Paula and her Family. Marvin was such a sensational person and a great Neurologist. I, as well as you, will miss his wonderful personality. I know how sad a time it is for you all - but please know that he will Rest In Peace! You are all blessed with such Fantastic Memories of a Fabulous Person. Jay Levitt

    July 27, 2021 , 08:14 PM

  • Bruce and Halette Thiers

    Paula, it's been 30+ years since Halette and I visited you in Hilton Head but I still have fond memories of that meeting and our days together in college. Hopefully we can someday reminisce and celebrate Marvin's life.

    July 27, 2021 , 12:24 PM

  • Peter Goodman

    To Paula and her family please accept my condolences in this time of extreme sorrow

    July 27, 2021 , 02:06 PM

  • Nancy Loeb

    Marvin and his wonderful smile will certainly be missed. His memories will be many.

    July 27, 2021 , 04:52 AM

  • Laurie & Bob Spector

    Dear Paula & Family, We are sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. Bob enjoyed sharing patients & golf with Marvin. We enjoyed his company on our Temple Sinai trips that we shared together. Marvin was a fun to be with. Sending our deepest sympathy. Laurie & Bob Spector

    July 27, 2021 , 03:52 AM

  • Les & Paula Kutcher

    Paula, We were so saddened to learn of Marv's passing. It has been a very long time, but some connections are unbreakable. Take comfort and strength in your beautiful family.

    July 26, 2021 , 09:09 PM


    Dear, dear Paula and family - Our deep sympathy on the loss of your precious Marvin. He was a great asset to our community and a deep loss. His name is for a blessing. Sincerely, Elaine & Jerry

    July 26, 2021 , 09:06 PM

  • Mitch and Leslie Jablow

    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Marvin was a fine and caring physician. He will be greatly missed. Leslie and Mitch Jablow

    July 26, 2021 , 08:54 PM

  • Stuart Berkowitz

    Paula, Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I always enjoyed working with Marvin during my time in private practice. Even though we had lost direct contact, he will be sorely missed.

    July 26, 2021 , 04:20 PM

  • Larry and Laura Weiner

    We will always remember Marvin at Braves games and Paulas strength and faith.

    July 26, 2021 , 02:25 AM

  • Esther and Mike Levine

    Marvin was a wonderful person and a kind and thoughtful physician. He will be missed by all of us. Our deepest condolences to Paula and the family. Esther and Mike Levine

    July 25, 2021 , 10:09 PM

  • Barry & Barbara Klein

    Marvin and I spent many years playing softball against each other and riding bikes together with the Bad Boys. Marvin loved to tell jokes and funny stories and was always in a good mood and happy to be with his friends. He loved being a Bad Boy and rode with us as long as he was able. His warmth, humor, and friendship will be missed

    July 25, 2021 , 04:39 PM

  • Rich Lapin

    Marvin's cycling friends are truly sorry for your loss. He was a strong rider and a good friend. When we would go out for breakfast after a morning ride, he was always sure to order a takeout meal for Paula to bring home so her day started right. We miss him yet we are grateful for having had an opportunity to know him.

    July 25, 2021 , 12:00 PM

  • Judy Aspes

    Paula and family, I am so sorry to hear about Marvin’s passing. Teddy and Marvin’s families go back a long way...all the way to Minnie and Louie. I’m not in Atlanta, but want to express my deepest condolences. May all the wonderful memories be a blessing.

    July 25, 2021 , 12:23 AM

  • Ramie A. Tritt

    I am really shocked to learn of Marvin's passing. We lost contact over the years since we worked and lived in different areas; but I was always very fond of Marvin. I found Marvin's positive energy and his stories of life experiences refreshing and enlightening. Marvin will surely be missed by all. Condolences to Paula and the rest of the family from Ramie and Joyce Tritt.

    July 24, 2021 , 11:53 PM

  • Barbara Klaus

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Marvin's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    July 24, 2021 , 09:05 PM

  • Ramon Franco

    So sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. We always enjoyed Marvin's stories and his reflections on medicine and life in general. He will be sorely missed. We wish his family will find comfort in the good name he leaves behind. Ramon Franco

    July 24, 2021 , 08:44 PM

  • Hugh Rawn

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your families.

    July 24, 2021 , 07:06 PM

  • Martha Jo & Jerry Katz

    Dear Paula and family, we send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Marvin. It was always our pleasure to visit with him at the many movies we shared during AJFF. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul. with love, Martha jo and Jerry

    July 24, 2021 , 05:45 PM

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