Deceased Information


    Daniel Melnick

  • AGE



    Friday, August 13, 2021 (After Sunset)


    Tuesday, August 17, 2021


    1:00 PM


    Greenwood Cemetery




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

    Meeting ID: 843 9111 5796

    Passcode: 523732

    Daniel Altman Melnick was born on June 1, 1942 in Milwaukee, WI, where he grew up and later attended the University of Wisconsin. He moved to Atlanta in 1974. He passed away on August 12, and is survived by his wife, Diane, of 25 years, his stepdaughter, Julie Cohen, his two sons and five grandchildren. Dan cared for all things Jewish, and he was a very active member at AA synagogue, where he acted as both usher and gabbai for over 30 years. He met Diane through his affiliation with AA. He had a love and knowledge of classical music and opera and would spend summers in Aspen with Diane attending music festivals. He was also a patron of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Dan loved to travel and watch sports on TV – especially his beloved Green Bay Packers. Funeral services will be held at Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 17, followed by burial at Greenwood Cemetery


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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Sophia

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  • R L Dougherty

    Diane, I’m so sorry to hear of Dan’s death. He was a good guy; I will miss our annual outings to the Jewish Film Festival. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Doc

  • Helen & David A. Diamond

    Dan was such a Mensch. His presence, at the many Ahavath Achim Services and Functions, was a Hallmark of his Community Service. His Friendly Demeaner, Smile, & Jovial Laugh will always be remembered. Dan (z"l) will always be in our thoughts. Helen & David Diamond

  • Warren Abrahams

    Dear Diane and Family: I am so saddened and heartbroken to learn of Dan's passing. He and I have been shul buddies for over thirty years serving on the Ushering Committee. During the High Holiday Services when Dan served as Gabbi, I was his "right hand man", (literally, my ushering position was at Dan's right hand in front of the choir). Always with his beaming smile, I was his "GOPHER" as in go find this congregant and tell them they need to be in the "on deck circle" for their alliyah (pulpit honor) or "go grab and handful of yarmulkas, head doilies and bobby pins"for those honorees who 'forgot theirs' before ascending unto the pulpit. Then he would say under his breath "the Reform Shul is down the block on Peachtree" if the male congregant arrived in the "on deck circle" without his yarmulke. Dan's ear for music was terrific. Standing in front of the Choir box for so many years, Dan could tell which choir member was singing out of tune. Even in his recent illness, Dan trusted me to wheel him to the men's rest room and other areas of the synagogue. I will miss you, my friend. May Adonai be with you in this journey to your next adventure.

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Dear Diane and family, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Dan. We watched, with delight, your budding romance so many years ago when you sat in front of us at Ahavath Achim. May sweet memories of your wonderful life together warm your heart and ease your grief at this most difficult time. Dan was kind, gentle, caring and very brave in facing his health challenges. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte NC

    Another good man taken too soon.

  • Barbara Nathan

    I’m sorry to hear about Dan’s passing. He was part of my regular Shabbat morning group. I will miss his presence. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Andy Siegel

    I'm so very sorry for your loss Diane and family. Dan was a very special guy and I always enjoyed his company and his sense of humor. He was also a great mentor as I learned to be a gabbai. He will be missed! May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Dick & Barbara Planer

    Our sincere condolences to you and the family Diane on Dan's passing. He was so special --- a true mensch, and will be missed by many.

  • Harold Cohen

    Diane, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Dan was such a trooper and a fighter. I was honored that he asked me to work with him to help him relearn his haftara for the 60th anniversary of his bar mitzvah. What he was able to do was quite an accomplishment. He will be sorely missed.


    Dear Diane - So sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved Dan. We hope, in time, memories will bring some consolation. His name will be a blessing. Elaine and Jerry

  • Sheila and David Adelman

    Diane, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Dan was a friend for many years and we will not forget the good times with him.

  • Mark Fleishman

    I was fortunate to call Dan my friend for many years. At synagogue, I knew I could count on him as an usher. Despite his illness, he was pleasant and kind to all. May his memory remain a blessing.

  • Adele Wineburgb

    Dear Diane and Family The world has lost a very kind, loving man. A true man of Courage I know you will “wrap” up your memories and hold them dear ? Adele Wineburgh

  • Cecile Waronker

    Dear Diane and family. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Dan was such a loyal AA member. He was a dear and caring person.

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you, Diane, and your family,

  • Gail Solomon

    I am so sorry to hear that Dan passed away. He was a true fighter. I saw him at synagogue recently. His drive and efforts to continue to come to synagogue regularly set an example for all of us. Thanks to Alan Wexler for bringing Dan whenever Dan was able to come.

  • Scott and Shelley Kaplan

    Dan was a kind, gentle, compassionate, loyal and generous member of the Atlanta Jewish community and The Ahavath Achim Synagogue in particular. He served as an usher for countless years, was active on numerous committees, a regular Shabbat and daily minyan attendee, and in spite of the health challenges he was valiantly and elegantly facing, always had a smile on his face and kind words to offer everyone. He will be sorely missed. May his memory be a blessing to all of us who were honored and privileged to know and love him.

  • Kevin & Andi Shields

    We have lost a very dear fiend. Goodbye to one of the best.

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