Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Alan Burnham

  • AGE

    88

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    3:00 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81142251645?pwd=aTRkbmJ0ZGFjUkxFOE1FNlFRbzFmUT09

    Meeting ID: 811 4225 1645

    Passcode: 810657

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  • OBITUARY

    Alan Burnham, age 88 was preceded in death by his parents Gertrude S.
    and Leonard Burnham, brother Howard Burnham; and his wife Adele S.
    Burnham.

    He is survived by his daughter Stephanie and son-in-law Brian
    Aftergut, grandsons Ethan and Matthew Aftergut; daughter Laurie
    Burnham; son Jeremy Burnham and daughter-in-law Danielle Dever, and
    grandson Mack Burnham; niece and nephew in El Paso TX.

    Alan was born in Brooklyn NY on August 24, 1933. The family moved to
    Atlanta in August 1942. He graduated from S.M. Inman elementary, Henry
    Grady High School in 1951, attended the University of North Carolina
    and graduated from Emory University's Business School in 1955.

    He served in the US Army in Orleans, France. When he returned he went
    to work for CPA firms. He started his own accounting practice in September
    1971. He was a Registered Public Accountant (RPA) from 1962 until 2005,
    an Enrolled Agent - which entitled him to practice before IRS in 1972 - and
    the first RPA appointed to the Georgia State Board of Accountancy by
    Governor George Busbee, serving two gubernatorial appointments, as well
    as Chairman of the Enforcement Committee, Vice Chairman of the Board,
    and performed the first CPE audit. In July 2005 he became a Certified
    Public Accountant (CPA) by law enacted by the Georgia Legislature which
    grandfathered in all RPA’s as CPA’s.

    He was a member of the National Society of Accountants and when it was
    the National Society of Public Accountants he served two elected terms
    as the Georgia State Director, receiving two Outstanding State
    Directors Awards, as well as serving as Chairman of the Public
    Relations, Membership, Nominating and Teller Committees; and served on
    the Long Range Planning and Public Accountants, and the State Board of
    Accountants Committees.

    He was also a Member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, The Georgia Society
    of Certified Public Accountants, National Society of Accountants, and
    Congregation B'nai Torah.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Ari Silberman

    Baruch Dayan Ha Emet. I’m saddened to have missed seeing Alan for the last Covid quarantine years at AA at Kiddish. A man with a beautiful mind and spirit.

    September 26, 2021 , 09:42 PM


  • Arol Wolford

    Alan has been a friend and brilliant accountant with me for the last 35 years. I was always impressed by how much he loved his family.

    September 24, 2021 , 06:54 PM


  • Helen and David Diamond

    Laurie, we are very sad to hear about your Dad's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Your Dad, Alan, (z"l) was a very special person, and his warmth and kindness will be missed by so many people. Your Dad was always a pleasure to visit with at Shul, with you always by his side. Your Dad, Alan (z"l) is now is now with your Mother and we hope you find comfort and peace in the happy memories you share of them with family and friends.

    September 24, 2021 , 06:54 PM


  • Fern Schorr

    I was saddened to learn of the death of Alan. I will miss his kibbitzing every time he called the AA office.

    September 24, 2021 , 06:55 PM


  • Steven Eisenstein

    Our condolences to the family. May his memory be a blessing

    September 23, 2021 , 01:04 PM


  • Jordan B Forman

    I always really liked and appreciated Alan. Maybe it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s because he liked me! My condolences to the whole family, he will be missed.

    September 24, 2021 , 06:58 PM


  • Rochelle Ziglin

    I will miss our chats on Zoom (B'nai Torah services) every night.

    September 24, 2021 , 06:58 PM


  • Rochelle Ziglin

    So sorry to hear of Alan\'s passing. Will miss his , \"hi Rochelle, how are you\\\\\\\" every night , on Zoom, at Shul. Condolences to the entire family.

    September 23, 2021 , 01:09 PM


  • Cary

    Alan was a great accountant and a real mensch. He will be missed

    September 23, 2021 , 01:07 PM


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