Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Dale Schwartz

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Friday, August 27, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Sunday, August 29, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    12:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be observed Tuesday evening virtually at 6:30 PM: www.tinyurl.com/sinaiprogramming (passcode 5645).

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  • OBITUARY

    Immigration attorney, champion for the underdog, and dedicated family man Dale Marvin Schwartz, 79, of Sandy Springs, died suddenly and peacefully on August 27. Born to parents Florence and Sanford Schwartz on August 20, 1942 in Columbus, Georgia, Dale graduated from Winder Barrow High School, entered college at age 17, and ultimately received a Bachelors and a Law degree from the University of Georgia. He was married for 56 years to his college sweetheart, Susan Ellis Schwartz, and adored his three daughters, Lori (Allan) Peljovich, Leslye Schwartz, and Laine (Greg) Posel, his nine grandchildren, and his sweet puppy, Ruthie.

    Dale was a force to be reckoned with. In his early years, he worked with Alex Cooley to promote rock concerts at Lake Spivey, interned for Senator Richard Russell in Washington, DC, before being recruited by Governor Carl Sanders to Troutman Sanders, where he became a partner and head of the immigration group. In 1995 he opened his own specialty immigration law practice, in which he remained active until his death. He was an adjunct professor of law at Emory for many years.

    Dale was a tireless advocate for immigrants, refugees, and those without a voice. He joined John Lewis in the lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville, worked tirelessly to acquire a pardon for Leo Frank, represented the Mariel Cubans in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, and started the Secret Santa program for children in the Fulton County DFCS system. Dale lent his heart, voice and leadership skills to a plethora of organizations: He served as President of JF&CS Atlanta, National Board Chair of HIAS, Atlanta Board Chair and National Commissioner at ADL, President of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), co-founder of the American Immigration Council non-profit, and founder of the Young Democrats chapter at UGA.

    Dale’s passing leaves a great hole in the hearts of many. He had friends throughout the world because of his numerous hobbies, including photography, HAM radio, and model train collecting. He will most be remembered for his larger than life personality, wit, storytelling, travel adventures, and his not-for-primetime jokes. He was a leader, advocate, mentor, teacher, colleague, friend. But most importantly, he was a son, brother, husband, father, and proud grandfather.

    Dale was preceded in death by his father, Sandy. He is survived by his mother, Florence and brother Ronnie (Andree Kosak) Schwartz of Athens, GA; his wife, “Suzi", whom he adored and with whom he traveled the world; three daughters, and nine grandchildren, as well as his sisters-in-law Helene Schwartz and Barbara Kalmanson, and a number of nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Dale. May his memory be for a blessing.

    Graveside services will be held Sunday, August 29th, at noon at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dale’s name to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society or to the Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta, GA. Arrangements by 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.

  • Bradley Adams

    I am so sorry for your family's loss. I had the great privilege to know and work with Dale at Troutman Sanders Lockerman & Ashmore. Dale was a role model to many over the years. He will be missed.

    September 01, 2021 , 09:47 PM


  • Janet Sugarman

    Susan, I don't know what to say or how to say it. Your love for your sweet husband has always been such a pleasure to watch, and being around the two of you has given me such joy. I am so grateful for your friendship and support. Much love to you and your daughters.

    August 31, 2021 , 06:12 PM


  • bernard taylor

    Lori and Allan, I am so very sorry for the passing of your Father and Father in law. I did not have the opportunity to get to know Dale, but I have heard of his passion for life and commitment for the goals and programs of ADL. My deepest thoughts and condolences are with you and your family. Your friend, Bernard Taylor

    August 31, 2021 , 02:06 PM


  • Juliet Asher

    Lori. And family. I am so sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. I have just gotten acquainted with him at piedmont atlanta board. He was so warm, friendly and funny. Michael and I send our love.

    August 31, 2021 , 10:17 AM


  • Marvin D. Nathan

    Dale was a courageous advocate and a fearless adversary. Dale possessed a special sense of justice and he was relentless in his pursuit of justice and fair treatment for all. It was a privilege to know Dale. Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.

    August 30, 2021 , 11:21 PM


  • Stefanie and Scott Halperin

    We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending strength to the family at this time in life.

    August 30, 2021 , 09:39 PM


  • Buzz Kutcher, K3GWK

    I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Dale was certainly "one of a kind".

    August 30, 2021 , 02:29 PM


  • Thad Servi and Barbara Vazquez

    Our deepest condolences. When we first became immigration attorneys 2 1/2 decades ago, Dale was well known as a pioneer in staunch defender of immigrant rights. He was an inspiration as an attorney and a blessing to the immigrant community. Thad Servi and Barbara Vazquez

    August 30, 2021 , 01:35 PM


  • Anna Sokol

    Very sad news. My deepest condolences to the family.

    August 30, 2021 , 01:15 PM


  • Lisa and Walter Cohen

    We are incredibly saddened by Dale's passing - what a great, funny, and entertaining personality - always the great story teller and a champion for the downtrodden and less fortunate in our society - we first got to know him when I worked with him at Troutman Sanders - he was different and forged his own path - a very special guy and he will be missed.

    August 30, 2021 , 01:14 PM


  • Marc Van Der Hout

    Susan--I am so so sorry for your loss and the loss to your entire family, our AILA community and the immigrant community Dale always kept close to his big and wonderful heart. I loved seeing you and Dale together at AILA mid-years and was always impressed with how you handled that irrepressible husband of yours. I never knew about his sitting in at lunch counters in the 60's but not surprised at all as Dale was always into challenging authority. I loved hanging out with him at AILA Board meetings, listening to his long stories that had everyone cracking up but also talking with him about serious matters dear to his heart and mine. I will miss him greatly as will all of us at AILA. Sending you and your family my deepest sympathies. Marc Van Der Hout

    August 30, 2021 , 05:17 AM


  • Cathy Weinstein Schiff

    I was so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your wonderful father. My heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to all of you!!!

    August 30, 2021 , 04:35 AM


  • S. George Handelsman

    Law was his passion, justice was his goal, his friendship was a blessing, and his memory will always be an inspiration. You will missed by all who knew you.

    August 30, 2021 , 04:14 AM


  • Jean Cooper

    Jerry and I are so saddened to learn of Dale’s demise. He was an outstanding man.

    August 30, 2021 , 01:50 AM


  • Abe Foxman

    Dale was a very very significant lay leader in the ADL ranks and I was fortunate to have his counsel, advice, wisdom and friendship for many years. His total obsession to attain justice for Leo Frank was endless and boundless. His focus on immigration and immigrants was not only part of his professional skills but an expression of Jewish values. I was lucky to have known him, worked with him and had him as a friend. May he continue to be an advocate for us and for justice and decency in his new abode. May his family be comforted with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. Abe Foxman and Golda

    August 30, 2021 , 12:35 AM


  • Bonne and Ivan Bock

    What a force of nature. He will be missed by all who knew him. Such a special sweet guy!

    August 30, 2021 , 12:08 AM


  • Calvin T.Harris K1cal

    We extend our deepest condolences to the Schwartz family. I've meet Dale some years ago when I first came to GA. and joined the SEDXC.He has been a solid friend and a advocate for justice from day one. May God continue to be with you during this time. Calvin and Antoinette

    August 29, 2021 , 10:17 PM


  • Bernard Wolfsdorf

    Dear Susan, My sincere condolences for your huge loss. Will miss his great humor, sharp mind, and joyful disposition. So sorry for your loss. Dale was a mensch! I am so proud to have called him my friend. Love, Bernie Wolfsdorf

    August 29, 2021 , 10:10 PM


  • Ilene Marie Tognini

    And nothing we can call our own but death And that small model of the barren earth Which serves as paste and cover to our bones For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of Kings. WS Richard II A3S2 A Valiant Gallant defending the defenseless - the Mentor King - a divine creative impulse inspiring generations of wanderers with righteous brilliance. Irresolute mortals striding in the shadow of his legatum ad astra. IMT When he shall die Take him and cut him out in little stars And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. WS Romeo & Juliet A3S2

    August 29, 2021 , 08:36 PM


  • Dr. Jerry and Elaine Blumenthal

    Dear Susan - We send our deep sympathy on the loss of your beloved, Dale. His life and deeds were a life changing blessing for so many. We are grateful to have known him. We hope, in years ahead, memories with be a consolation. He leaves a great legacy in his family, and in the lives of so many. Sent with consolation, Elaine & Jerry

    August 29, 2021 , 08:18 PM


  • Amy Novick

    Dearest Susan and family - We are so saddened and speechless. Warm, kind, generous and loving — that was Dale. A tireless fighter for the disenfranchised and champion of the rule of law. His big smile greeting us AILA conferences will be sorely missed. Our deepest condolences.

    August 29, 2021 , 04:40 PM


  • Barbara and Ron Balser

    We are in Santa Fe. The Pueblos have a saying “When an Elder dies a Library is lost”. This is certainly true of Dale. We will miss his wisdom and his ever present smile. May the name of Dale Schwartz be remembered for a blessing and his wisdom persevere. Love and condolences. Ron and Barbara

    August 29, 2021 , 04:38 PM


  • Habib Rahman

    My deepest condolences to all. ,I had known Dale for over 27 years. It was an honor to have such a good friend. Dale made a difference in many people's lives. Dale was a great person and will live on in our memories forever. May you have the strength in this grim time. May Dale's soul rest in peace.

    August 29, 2021 , 04:35 PM


  • America Betancourt Guevara

    This is so unexpected. Much blessings to Dale, his family, his wife, children, and grandchildren. You will be missed but forever remembered.

    August 29, 2021 , 04:00 PM


  • Jeff and Linda noddle

    Sending our hugs and support in this difficult time. Linnie and Jeffrey

    August 29, 2021 , 03:56 PM


  • Joan Eldodt Berger

    My deepest condolences to the family and friends of my old friend Dale, whom I knew since our lives overlapped in Athens, Georgia, and who remained my friend through our overlapping years on the ADL National Commission and Executive Committee. I will miss him!

    August 29, 2021 , 03:50 PM


  • John Wolosick

    Dale did great immigration work for our company. He was fun, larger than life and competent. Very sad news. He will be missed. He took my law student daughter to lunch and gave her good advice.

    August 29, 2021 , 03:46 PM


  • Linda S Diamond

    Lori, our family sends heartfelt condolences to your beautiful family. So sorry to hear about your father. We know he leaves a void but also many beautiful memories.

    August 29, 2021 , 03:46 PM


  • Mr & Mrs Zack Sameja

    Our heartiest condolences to the whole Schwartz Family. Dale was a Great man with a Golden heart. We will always keep you in our prayers. Rest In Peace my Friend. Ameen.

    August 29, 2021 , 03:05 PM


  • Tracey and Andrew Denlow

    Schwartz Family - we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of you and sending our love.

    August 29, 2021 , 12:51 PM


  • Marty rosenbluth

    May he be of blessed memory. ???

    August 29, 2021 , 12:48 PM


  • Bhavya Chaudhary

    My deepest condolences. This is a great loss to the community. May you have the strength in this difficult time. May Dale's soul rest in peace.

    August 29, 2021 , 12:09 PM


  • Sandy Spinner

    I am profoundly saddened for your loss and this world’s as well. I will always respect and remember Dale as the untiring advocate for the most vulnerable of the world. May God give you strength and sweet memories.

    August 29, 2021 , 11:34 AM


  • Dorit Grossman Perry

    Dale was an inspiration to me and many through 4 decades of work at HIAS. He was a passionate advocate, accomplished legal authority and strong community leader. My thoughts are with your family.

    August 29, 2021 , 05:40 AM


  • Laurie & Bob Spector

    Susan and Family, We we would like to express our condolences on your loss! Dale was a man with a big smile, big heart, who did so much to help others! He influenced others to be & do better! Laurie & Bob Spector

    August 29, 2021 , 05:14 AM


  • Carol and Bob Nemo

    Dear Susan, We were so shocked to learn of your beloved Dales death. What a huge loss, not only to your family, but also to our Atlanta community of which he was so much a part. Dale was unique… whenever we saw him, he always had a big smile, kind words, and wonderful stories. We will truly miss him. Please except our condolences and love. May his memory be for blessing.

    August 29, 2021 , 03:52 AM


  • Lauren Levin

    My sincere condolences to Susan and the entire family. Dale's impact on my life was tremendous. I became an immigration attorney in 1986 because of him and we worked closely together at ADL for years. He was a mighty presence who made the world a better place. His memory will live on as a blessing in the hearts of so many!

    August 29, 2021 , 03:06 AM


  • Ronald Koenig

    I'll miss Dale. Dale was a kibitzer and a schmoozer, but most of all he was someone who cared for the underdog. More than once he asked me to see a Russian immigrant with neurological complaints. The best was the man who thought that the KGB had placed a microchip in his brain- his CT scan was normal! So Susan and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron

    August 29, 2021 , 01:58 AM


  • Rachel Miller

    Dale's death is such a loss for everyone who knew him. He was a caring, smart and funny man and a great leader. Susan, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    August 29, 2021 , 12:53 AM


  • Ray Rampersad

    My deepest sympathies to Dale’s family for the loss of a truly great man. He was my mentor. He hired me as an associate when he formed his firm, and I learned so much from him in a short time. He was an “out of the box” thinker and worked tirelessly for his clients. I absolutely loved his flair and charisma, and it came across in the client meetings. He had a way about him that was refreshing, and the clients appreciated it. I’ve tried to incorporate some of his style when I meet with clients but I certainly don’t have his charisma. I am eternally grateful to Dale for giving me an opportunity to learn and grow. I have nothing but love and gratitude in my heart for Dale. I will truly miss him.

    August 29, 2021 , 12:44 AM


  • Birgit Nomura

    What a shock! Dale was a giant among tall people. I had the privilege of being his student at Emory Law in 1990 and his insights cemented my decision to become an immigration lawyer, Over time, I realized what an involved, committed and caring person he was beside being extremely knowledgeable. And yes - he was extremely funny, too. I always hoped that he would write a book of true comic events after he fully retires and am so sorry that he did not have that opportunity anymore. It would have been a bestseller! His last email to me ended with "You are a nice lady, Birgit" and I can only cry thinking of it. Rest in peace, Dale - you are a nice gentleman, too. I wish I had told you earlier. My sincerest condolences to his family. Birgit

    August 29, 2021 , 12:15 AM


  • Zaira Solano

    My deepest condolences to the Schawartz family. May the beautiful memories and kind words from everyone in the community help you during this difficult time. It was an honor to know Dale. May he Rest In Peace.

    August 29, 2021 , 12:04 AM


  • Rachel Effron sharma

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. He was larger than life, very warm, and a well respected immigration lawyer. He will be missed in our community. Love and well wishes to his family.

    August 28, 2021 , 11:19 PM


  • Beckie Moriello

    I'm so sorry to hear this. I didn't know Dale well, but after recently connecting with him I was looking forward to seeing him at a conference after the pandemic. He and I met several years ago at a conference, and chatted for a while since we were sitting at the same table. Then several months ago, someone recommended that I speak with him about my own legal case, and he and I had a long, friendly phone call about the matter, which he didn't charge me for. He even reached out to a colleague of his for further assistance. I felt so fortunate to have reconnected with him, and was really looking forward to being able to thank him in person. What a tragic loss of a truly kind and generous person.

    August 28, 2021 , 11:03 PM


  • Marcie and Barry Kiffler

    Lori (Alan) and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory always be for a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 10:53 PM


  • Cary Rodin

    Dear Susan and hisfamily. I was so sorry to learn about Dale’s untimely passing . I met Dale and Susan at TempleSinai. I immediately knew that Dale was a wonderful person. Truly caring, funny, out there in a terrific and always relating a good story. He has done so much for so many people. We have all lost a good friend and a real crusader

    August 28, 2021 , 10:41 PM


  • Lee Gordon

    I was honored to know Dale and work with him on the note of HIAS. It was my privilege to be able to nominate Dale as the Chair of HIAS when I was leading the board nominating committee. His commitment to the community and friendship amongst his fellow HIAS board members was a testament to his dedication and friendly personality. I m deeply saddened by the news of his passing and hope that Susan and they rest of the family know how much Dale was loved and respected.

    August 28, 2021 , 10:12 PM


  • Hamza Rahman

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Dale for as long as I can remember. He helped my parents immigrate to the US and became a dear friend to my dad. He was one of the people who inspired me to become an attorney. His passion and zeal for justice will never be forgotten and will continue to inspire me. May his memory be a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 09:58 PM


  • Benita Fair Langsdorf

    Susan, My heart goes out to you and your daughters. I cannot imagine your pain at this time. May you treasure forever the beautiful memories and the loving family, we know he cherished, you created together. I am grateful to have known you both, and to have shared many HIAS experiences.

    August 28, 2021 , 09:32 PM


  • Michael Jacobs

    I met Dale only a few times, but I admired his work and loved his storytelling. His was a life lived well for the greater good. He will be missed but never forgotten.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:58 PM


  • Marci and Vlad Soran

    Dear Susan, Lori, Allan, Sarah, Josh and David, We are so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. We have many memories of great times and big laughs with Dale. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:49 PM


  • Carl Golden WA4YED

    I’m so sorry to hear of Dale’s Passing. I’ve known him a long time mostly thru Ham Radio. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Carl

    August 28, 2021 , 08:41 PM


  • Margie Eden

    Susan and family, so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Dale on several committees. He was such an honorable, smart and giving man. My sincere condolences and prayers to you all.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:33 PM


  • Ann Cohen

    Dale will be missed; the stories, the passion, the way he brought his whole self into his HIAS work. We had our moments and we had our deep respect. I will miss his spontaneous delight in being with HIAS gatherings, his support of HIAS and the work we do. May his Shem Tov help guide the next generation.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:25 PM


  • Donna Englander Fleishman

    When I moved to Atlanta and became a speechwriter for Governor Carl Sanders, Dale was one of the first people who welcomed me. Always upbeat, always friendly, always knowledgeable, always kind. We kept in touch through the years and if I ever had a question or needed a favor, he would respond immediately. My condolences to the family. He truly will be remembered as a blessing by all who knew him.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:23 PM


  • Larry and Stella Gordon

    Every community should have a “Dale Schwartz” in their midst. He truly made a huge difference in ours and I don’t know if we will see the likes of another. Our condolences to the entire family.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:08 PM


  • Bob Aronson

    While I met Dale back in 1987 at my initial conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), I best remember and honor Dale through our respective work at HIAS. Dale was a long-time board member and the agency’s previous Chair; today, I hold the same position of Chair that he held so magnificently. He was a true mentor in his ardent and unyielding support for welcoming and protecting refugees and the forcibly displaced. His entire being - his “ruach”- was infused with a boundless amount of “menschlichkeit.” May his memory be for a blessing and may the memory of his goodness provide comfort to his family among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:03 PM


  • Bob Aronson

    While I met Dale back in 1987 at my initial conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), I best remember and honor Dale through our respective work at HIAS. Dale was a long-time board member and the agency’s previous Chair; today, I hold the same position of Chair that he held so magnificently. He was a true mentor in his ardent and unyielding support for welcoming and protecting refugees and the forcibly displaced. His entire being - his “ruach”- was infused with a boundless amount of “menschlichkeit.” May his memory be for a blessing and may the memory of his goodness provide comfort to his family among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    August 28, 2021 , 08:03 PM


  • Ben and Ruth Walker

    Dale made a diferrence in many peoples lives. He was a leader and will be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to the family. May they find peace. Ben and Ruth Walker

    August 28, 2021 , 08:00 PM


  • John and Carey Harden

    I just found out this afternoon about Dale’s death. I had the pleasure of knowing Dale since the late 1950’s when we were teenagers. He meant a lot to me. My wife Carey thought a lot of him, too. May God bless his family and sustain them.

    August 28, 2021 , 07:50 PM


  • Kathy Hoshstrasser

    Dear Susan & family — sending my most heartfelt & sincere condolences to all. May your memories & stories bring smiles to your faces & peace to your hearts.

    August 28, 2021 , 07:40 PM


  • Mfriedman09@gmail.com

    Dale will be missed by all who knew him.

    August 28, 2021 , 07:36 PM


  • Jack and Ellen Koransky

    So very sorry. Dale leaves a wonferful legacy of love and generosity.

    August 28, 2021 , 07:31 PM


  • Greg and Audrey Siskind

    We are heartbroken at this news. Dale was one of a kind and changed 1000s of lives for the better as a result of his tireless work and his commitment to so many important causes. We will miss him dearly.

    August 28, 2021 , 07:28 PM


  • Marina Belotserkovsky

    So, so sad! Please accept my deepest condolences. I will always remember Dale as one of the most decent human beings. His wonderful heart, sense of humor and love of life made him very special and pleasure to be around. He will be remembered!!

    August 28, 2021 , 07:18 PM


  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Susan and family , I am so sorry for your tremendous loss .May your long life together be a blessing . I understand how hard it is to loose a wonderful husband . Dale was terrific . Take care , Sara

    August 28, 2021 , 06:48 PM


  • Sara Grosswald

    Dear Susan and family , I am so sorry for your tremendous loss .May your long life together be a blessing . I understand how hard it is to loose a wonderful husband . Dale was terrific . Take care , Sara

    August 28, 2021 , 06:48 PM


  • Barbara & Ronald Balser

    Dear Susan and Family, Our community has lost an outstanding leader and spokesperson, as well as a devoted husband and father. Pesonally, I have lost a friend and colleague of many decades. May Dale's many good deeds continue to inspire all of us in the days and years to come. Ron joins me in sending to all the family and especially to you, Susan, our sincerest condolences. May Dale's name always be remembered for a blessing. Wishing you strength and beautiful memories of all you shared together. With deepest condolences, Barbara & Ron

    August 28, 2021 , 06:38 PM


  • Susan & Larry Ellison

    Dear Susan & Family: We are so terribly sorry to hear of Dale’s unexpected passing. May his memory be for a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 06:24 PM


  • Gail Cohn

    Dale‘s reputation was impeccable and his ability To advocate for others and do good is a legacy to be modeled and remembered. My sincerest sympathies for this sad loss.

    August 28, 2021 , 06:08 PM


  • Brenna & Alan Serby

    There are few words capable of fully conveying our sadness at hearing of the passing of Dale. He was a friend, a fellow congregant at early Sinai and a law partner at Troutman. May you be blessed by his memory.

    August 28, 2021 , 05:44 PM


  • Miriam and Danny Saul

    Dear Susan and family, We are shocked and saddened hearing about Dale's passing. His huge personality, friendliness, and helping spirit will live on. He will always be remembered!

    August 28, 2021 , 05:20 PM


  • Eliot Arnovitz

    I had the honor and pleasure of working with Dale on many community projects. I send my most sincere condolences

    August 28, 2021 , 05:11 PM


  • Wendy Lipshutz

    Dear Susan and all of Dale’s family, Sending condolences on the loss of your beloved Dale. He gave so much to our community; such a fierce and loving advocate, welcoming so many immigrants to our country. I will always remember Dale particularly for his advocacy and support for so many immigrant women impacted by domestic violence and the difference he continues to make in their lives. May his memory be a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:43 PM


  • Janet Selig

    Dale was a wonderful and giving person. I truly admired him. I know how much he will be missed by his family and community.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:42 PM


  • Ann & Michael Kay

    When we moved to Atlanta in 1980 and looked for away to become involved in the Jewish community, Dale was one of the first people we met. He introduced us to Jewish Family Services, for which he had a passion. It is Dale's passion for addressing community needs that we will remember and his advocacy for causes demanding attention. To all who knew him his memory will be for a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:25 PM


  • Gwyn Gordon

    Susan & Family - so sorry to hear of Dale's passing. You & your family are in my thoughts . May his memory be for a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:12 PM


  • Cathy Sinsheimer

    We’ve lost someone important to us personally and globally. Our love to all of you. We will miss Dale’s incredibly large presence.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:05 PM


  • Sandra Mislow

    The Atlanta community has lost a wonderful person. Sending my love and heartfelt condolences to all of the family.

    August 28, 2021 , 03:48 PM


  • Michael & Amy Rubin

    I remember as young teenagers, cousin Dale was enthusiastically telling me all about his Ham Radio hobby. He could communicate with people all over the world! What a wonderful contribution to society he made by extending that international spirit throughout his distinguished career. One of the last emails I sent Dale ended with my saying to him "You always did your thing, And it was always the right thing!" We are saddened, and extend our deepest condolences to Susan and the family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

    August 28, 2021 , 03:29 PM


  • Anita & Mark Rottner

    Susan & Family, So saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband and father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all with our deepest sympathy. Fondly, Anita & Mark Rottner

    August 28, 2021 , 03:05 PM


  • Jay & Cindy Cain

    Susan and family, our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Dale was a wonderful friend and loved by so many. Love, Jay & Cindy

    August 28, 2021 , 02:57 PM


  • Merrill & Sheila Wynne

    Susan, Sheila and I was so saddened to hear of the loss of Dale. Dale was a wonderful person who was always there for everyone. His smile would make one melt. A great loss to our community. Our prayers and Our thoughts during this most difficult time are with you and the family. All our love Sheila & Merrill

    August 28, 2021 , 02:18 PM


  • Diane Lechter & Chuck Wolf

    Dear Susan and Peljovich family We are so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. What a community leader by example we have lost. You will be so very missed.

    August 28, 2021 , 01:34 PM


  • Carla Silver

    Susan and family, Please accept our deepest condolences. We enjoyed getting to know Dale on our trip to Cuba. Fondly, Carla and Arthur

    August 28, 2021 , 01:25 PM


  • Ted Marcus

    It was an honor and a pleasure to work with Dale at JF&CS. He will be missed by the entire community, Condolences to Susan and family. May his memory be for blessings.

    August 28, 2021 , 01:08 PM


  • Arlene marcus

    So sad for a man so loving to immigrants. I shared the past presidents of JFCS committee with him and had many laughs. Rest In Peace

    August 28, 2021 , 12:21 PM


  • Rita and Arthur Bodner

    Dear Susan and family, Arthur and I were devastated to hear of Dale’s death. Having known him since our children were very young, we always found him to be a loving, caring person to all who knew him. We watched him develop into a brilliant immigration lawyer who was an asset to our community in so many ways. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to all of you and may his memory be for a blessing!

    August 28, 2021 , 12:13 PM


  • Mark Kopkin

    Dale was known by many and loved by everyone he touched. His kind smile warmed every room he entered. Sending heartfelt prayers to your family!

    August 28, 2021 , 12:07 PM


  • Mimi Siegel

    Susan I am so sorry to hear the sad news You are in my prayers . Mimi Siegel

    August 28, 2021 , 05:24 AM


  • Charles Sheron

    Susan and Family, this is one of those times that at the moment I am at a loss for words. Sending all my love.

    August 28, 2021 , 04:03 AM


  • Scott and Shelley Kaplan

    Dale was a brilliant, generous, compassionate, and exemplary leader of the Atlanta Jewish community. He devoted his immense talents and skills to bettering the lives of every individual with which he came into contact, and made the Atlanta Jewish community a better place for all of us in which to live. He served as an example as to how to make our lives matter. His passing leaves a deep whole in the life and well-being of our community. He will be sorely missed.

    August 28, 2021 , 02:55 AM


  • Phil and Rhoda Stahlman

    We are so sorry learn to learn of the loss of Dale. He contributed so much to our community and was most helpful to many people.

    August 28, 2021 , 02:55 AM


  • Howard & Sheila Fagin

    I loved seeing Dale at Temple Sinai. He was personable and a great friend. His expertise in immigration law was known by thousands. We will miss him.

    August 28, 2021 , 01:37 AM


  • Janis and Harold Kirtz

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Dale. His outsized personality and his gregarious nature won him friends and admirers in every sphere he worked in. His leadership in the area of immigration law was particularly critical; for this, he will be solely missed by many who are in need of help. May his memory be for a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 01:29 AM


  • Linda Rosh

    I am so saddened to hear of Dale's passing. I send my condolences to all of you. May his memory be a blessing to you all every day of your life.

    August 28, 2021 , 01:24 AM


  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May Dale’s memory be for a Blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 12:25 AM


  • Robyn and Ed Gerson

    We were so sorry to learn of Dale’s passing. He was such an outstanding leader in the community and did so much for others in need. My parents adored him and he will be deeply missed. May his memory be a blessing.

    August 28, 2021 , 12:10 AM


  • Kerri and Jeffrey Snow

    Kerri and I are so sad for your loss. May Dale’s memory be a blessing for your family. You will be in our hearts and in our prayers

    August 27, 2021 , 11:46 PM


  • Kerri and Jeffrey Snow

    Kerri and I are so sad for your loss. May Dale’s memory be a blessing for your family. You will be in our hearts and in our prayers

    August 27, 2021 , 11:44 PM


  • Debbie Cohen

    So very sorry for your loss . I will forever cherish the memory of Dale speaking at my father’s funeral and the stories he told about them staying after meetings at JFCS and kibbutzing for hours .Our thoughts are with the whole family .My father Leonard Cohen will be welcoming him.

    August 27, 2021 , 11:22 PM


  • Neil Gordon

    Dale was a great leader in our Jewish community and inspired many to devote countless hours to the betterment of the less fortunate and society in general. His leadership at ADL was legendary as was his appointed work (by Judge Shoob) on behalf of the Mariel Cubans many decades ago. He will be greatly missed.

    August 27, 2021 , 11:17 PM


  • MarthaJo & Jerry Katz

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to all. So very sorry to hear this. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul.

    August 27, 2021 , 10:59 PM


  • Judy Aspes

    So sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. I always enjoyed the times we shared with our kids and grandkids. So many ballgames, and most recently, our granddaughters’ B’nai Mitzvot. My deepest sympathies to your wonderful family.

    August 27, 2021 , 10:58 PM


  • Ramon and Jody Franco

    We are so saddened by Dale's passing. His contributions are extensive and numerous. Memorable highlights are his presidency of Jewish Family Services, his involvement in the Leo Frank case and his national reputation in the field of immigration. He will be missed.

    August 27, 2021 , 10:53 PM


  • Lisa Haynor

    So sorry to hear about this. Dale was a great guy - did so much for so many..very sad to learn of his passing. May his memory be for a blessing.

    August 27, 2021 , 10:48 PM


  • Darryl cohen

    I am so very sorry

    August 27, 2021 , 10:41 PM


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