Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Dr. Alvin Paul Siegel

    Aryah Pinchas ben Herschel

  • AGE

    86

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (After Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Friday, November 19, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    3:30 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    For those unable to attend the funeral may viewed via zoom at the following link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81110670754?pwd=ZnQ5aUMzN05kSGlXRERnZTRYT25vQT09

    Meeting ID: 811 1067 0754

    Passcode: 205093

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Friday after Funeral: Family only



    Sunday Afternoon:

    Family will receive visitors from 1-4pm



    Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Shiva

    6pm with Service at 7pm



    Home of Gayle & Harris Siegel


    1722 Brandywine Court Dunwoody, GA 30338

  • OBITUARY

    Dr. Alvin Paul Siegel, 86, passed away peacefully on November 17, 2021, at home with his family. Alvin was born June 20, 1935 in Atlanta, GA, and attended Grady and Northside High Schools. He then went on attend and graduate from Emory University. During his younger years, he was a camp counselor at Camp Blue Star, and was also known for teaching ballroom dancing for which he was often referred to as “Little Freddy”(Astaire). He went on to attend University of Pittsburgh Dental School and graduated in 1960. While in Pittsburgh, he met the love of his life, Dorene Stein; they would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary this December. After dental school, Alvin served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy, stationed in Key West, Florida, where he proudly accepted the award for “The Most Unseaworthy” after a fishing trip. In 1962 he moved back to Atlanta and opened his dental practice. Alvin was member of numerous civic and professional organizations, none more important to him than Alpha Omega International Dental fraternity, for which he served as past president of the Atlanta chapter. Alvin is survived by his devoted and adoring wife Dorene, and his 3 children Robyn (Mark) Clark, Halli (Michael) Jones, and Harris (Gayle).He was also the most beloved Grandpa to Britni Ashkinazy; Ryan (Joy) Jones; Marlee Jones; and Lauren, Ashlely and Meredith Siegel. Alvin brought much laughter and joy to those around him through his love of magic, hypnotism, and his art of telling jokes. Graveside service will be held at Crestlawn Memorial Park, 2000 Marietta Boulevard NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, on Friday November 19 at 3:30pm, with Rabbi Ron Segal officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to LDBF for Parkinson’s or the Parkinson’s Foundation. For those unable to attend, the funeral will be livestreamed. To view the Zoom link and to sign the online guestbook, please visit www.dresslerjewishfunerals.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Ann Tamli

    I just heard about Dr. Siegel's passing. Our families have a long connection. He was a wonderful man and a terrific dentist. I will always remember his huge smile and boisterous laugh. May the entire family be comforted amoung the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. I send hugs and loving thoughts. With love and sympathy, Ann Tamli

    December 02, 2021 , 10:44 PM


  • Janie Friedman Bitterman

    Alvin was our family dentist for more years than I can count. We were also neighbors of Dorene and Alvin for several years on Hopkins Terrace. We moved to Albany Ga. We send our sincere condolences, love and hugs to the entire family. We loved Alvin! What an awesome man and dentist! May his memory always be a blessing to you all. Much love, Janie and Bruce

    November 28, 2021 , 05:20 PM


  • Butch and Cookie Frank

    Alvin was a legend before his time. From Ballroom Dancing on our small black and white tv to a distinguish dentist. Our thoughts are with the family.

    November 27, 2021 , 07:59 AM


  • Arlette and Doug Berlin

    Harris, and all Siegel family members, So very sorry to hear of Alvin’s passing. He was a true mensch, and I fondly remember him thru get togethers at Bobby’s house. May he Rest In Peace… Doug and Arlette

    November 27, 2021 , 03:26 AM


  • Marsha Rosing

    My heartfelt sympathy to Doreen, Harris, Gayle and all the Family. Alvin was such a dear wonderful man. I have very fond memories of him.

    November 26, 2021 , 07:35 PM


  • Kate Cohen Gronsbell

    Dorene, So sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing. I remember the fun times with him and Barry! Much love to the family at this difficult time.

    November 23, 2021 , 02:56 PM


  • Toby Berlin Rosenbaum

    Sending love and warmth to the whole Siegel family. I have such nice memories of being family friends since we were all little. ?

    November 22, 2021 , 06:42 PM


  • Susan Zents

    Dr. Alvin Siegel was my family dentist for many years. I worked at his Briarcliff location for 2 years calling up patients. He created a wonderful atmosphere at all times, and had a very warm personality.

    November 22, 2021 , 05:11 AM


  • Penson Kaminsky

    Cabin 161/2 Camp Blue Star Camp Counselor A good time was had by all!!

    November 20, 2021 , 10:25 PM


  • Ina and Harold Rnoch

    Harris and Gail Ed were so sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing. He was so beloved in the dental community and AO fraternity and will be truly missed.

    November 20, 2021 , 03:45 PM


  • Doug Hillhouse and Mariana Betancourt

    To Dr Siegel's Family and Staff: Our sincerest sympathy on your loss. We will miss Dr. Siegel's dental expertise and humor. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Peace, Doug and Mariana

    November 20, 2021 , 03:02 PM


  • Bob and Sharon Karp Levi

    I am so sorry to hear about Alvin's passing. I've known him my entire life, starting with big family gatherings and then with him being my dentist. I was always smiling and laughing if I was near him. He was a wonderful, sweet, talented and funny guy. He will be missed by so many.

    November 20, 2021 , 05:54 AM


  • Stephen Siegel

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our sincere condolences Stephen Siegel and Julie Smith

    November 20, 2021 , 03:31 AM


  • Alan and Roni Mintz

    Hello Halli and Harris, Please accept our condolences on the passing of your dear father- Alvin. Alan and Roni Mintz

    November 19, 2021 , 10:27 PM


  • Harry & Vicki Stoiber

    Our condolences

    November 19, 2021 , 08:24 PM


  • Rachael & Jack ROSENBERG

    Remembering Alvin from our AZA days, almost 70 years ago. He was the best dancer on the floor. Jack And in recent times ,as families expanded at family events Rachael & Jack

    November 19, 2021 , 08:20 PM


  • Ann & Henry Cobb

    We are sending thoughts and prayers to Dorene and her family. We enjoyed you as our neighbors and always looked forward to Alvin’s (and Dorene’s )gift of humor and kind spirits.

    November 19, 2021 , 08:18 PM


  • Carolyn & Jim McClellan

    So sorry to hear of Alvin's passing. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    November 19, 2021 , 07:42 PM


  • Sharon and Michael Corenblum

    Harris and Family, Dr. Siegel was a Legend! Your father was a wonderful, warm and loving man. Harris, I know you made him proud everyday he was alive. I know you will keep his legacy alive by continuing to be the special person you are. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. lovingly Sharon and Michael

    November 19, 2021 , 07:38 PM


  • Sherry Deaton

    For many years I heard my best friend Linda Robinson talk about her love for the Siegal family. I finally got to meet some of you at Linda's funeral. My hope is that Linda & Dr. Siegel are having some good laughs together. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

    November 19, 2021 , 06:59 PM


  • Elizabeth & Tom Daniell

    A person's stature and success in life is gauged by those they have left behind. Alvin's guidance and example leaves a family that are loving, gracious and contributors to mankind. He did a good job! Thank you Alvin! We will miss you!

    November 19, 2021 , 06:10 PM


  • Judy Glatzer

    Dear Harris & All the Siegel Family, I am So Saddened to read of your Wonderful, Alvin’s passing. As you know Harris, your Dad was our Beloved dentist for all the Bernhardt family—since my childhood. Dr. Siegel, A true Mensch! With Deepest sympathy, from Rockville, MD Judy Glatzer

    November 19, 2021 , 06:03 PM


  • Jan & Allen Rabinowitz

    Dear Dorene and family, We were so sorry to see that Alvin had passed away. We enjoyed seeing him at boxing until recently, and Jan enjoyed talking to Dorene during class time. He is no longer in pain, thankfully, and now you can sleep at night. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.

    November 19, 2021 , 05:04 PM


  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you Dorene and your beautiful family. May Alvin’s Memory be for a Bessing.

    November 19, 2021 , 04:20 PM


  • Deena Koniver

    Dr. Harris - May your father rest in peace, and may you and the whole family be comforted.

    November 19, 2021 , 04:12 PM


  • Sandra Levy Caplan

    Dorene and family. So sorry to hear of Alvin's passing. Our memories go way back -- with our families getting together for so many occasions and our parents' closeness. Running into you both accidentally while shopping always left me smiling and made my day happier. Alvin and his smile will be missed.

    November 19, 2021 , 03:50 PM


  • Mimi Breeden and Bruce Brittain

    We are so so saddened to hear of Alvin’s death. He was a wonderful neighbor…his gracious kindness and wicked sense of humor make us smile still. We send all our love to Doreen and his entire family.

    November 19, 2021 , 03:24 PM


  • Dr. Hugh A. Klotz

    Alvin was a sincere and respected friend whose professional integrity was matched only by his deep care for his patients.

    November 19, 2021 , 03:12 PM


  • Bob Heller

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. It was an honor to have met Alvin.

    November 19, 2021 , 03:02 PM


  • Linda Miller

    Doreen and family,what a great loss for all of you.Alvin was such a special guy with his smiling face and caring way for everyone.May he rest in peace,I know how missed he will be.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:31 PM


  • Arlene Galbert

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was not only my dentist for many years, but I also considered him my friend. I remember him him calling me from across many aisles at Macy’s just to say hi. He was special and will be missed.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:19 PM


  • Phyllis Beck Kurtzman

    My Sincere Condolences to you Doreen and family. Rest In Peace Alvin.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:16 PM


  • Eddie Soll

    The Solls of New Orleans and Orlando send you our love and express our sincere condolences. The loss of Alvin, so dear to so many, obligates all who knew and loved him to cherish his memory and to relive the wonderful moments of Alvin's life. May you all be comforted, knowing that his heroic suffering is over and that his legacy is secure.

    November 19, 2021 , 01:31 PM


  • Rona Seidel

    Sitting in the dental chair with my mouth wide open while Dr. Siegel is telling jokes! Alvin was kind and gentle and caring, a wonderful dentist who will be missed. Thinking of you all today.

    November 19, 2021 , 12:48 PM


  • Madolin Seldes

    Dorene, I am so sorry to hear of Alvin’s death. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

    November 19, 2021 , 12:05 PM


  • stan lowenstein

    I know he was a wonderful man, father, husband and grandfather. Thoughts and prayers to the family. I only met a few times as my memory is that is always made me smile.

    November 19, 2021 , 11:24 AM


  • Jody Steinberg

    Dorene, Robyn, Halli and Harris, The Steinberg family LOVED Dr. Siegel. I still tell my kids how he used to tell to close my eyes while he "pinched" my cheek to get it numb! He had an amazing smile and was a fantastic dentist; He was so proud that the kids followed him into the business; and y'all were so fortunate to have the dad that made it easy to work together in the family business. May his memory be a blessing.

    November 19, 2021 , 06:31 AM


  • Sherry Carasik

    My husband and I loved Dr. Siegel. Bill had been Dr. Siegel's patient and when we married I enjoyed his great attitude toward his patients and his great work.

    November 19, 2021 , 05:18 AM


  • Shirley Zaner

    So sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing. I will always remember taking ballroom dancing lessons when I was a teen in Atlanta. My sincere sympathies to the entire family.

    November 19, 2021 , 04:00 AM


  • Larry Auerbach & Janet Bernstein

    We are saddened to learn of Dr. Siegel's passing. He had wonderful warmth and humor, and was a true mensch. May his memory be a blessing.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:15 AM


  • Anita and Bertil Medeby

    Dorene and family, Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Alvin was kind and caring with a wonderful sense of humor. He always reached out to his little cousin at Ajecomce which made me feel special. When he became a dentist, he promised me that going to the the dentist didn’t have to hurt, and he was right. His patience and understanding helped me relax through each procedure. May his memory be a blessing.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:07 AM


  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Dorene,Robyn ,Halli,Harris and family, Sorry to hear of the loss of Alvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.May memories of him bring you comfort and peace.

    November 19, 2021 , 02:03 AM


  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Please accept our since sympathy. Alvin was my dentist for many years, and he always supplied a laugh or two, included with his good care.

    November 18, 2021 , 11:31 PM


  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Doreen and family, we send our deep sympathy to you on the loss of Alvin . Although it has been a while, we think of the Siegels every time we pass "your" street. His memory will be a blessing to all who knew him.

    November 18, 2021 , 11:24 PM


  • Elaine Carp

    Harris and Family, So sorry for your loss. May his memory be for a blessing.

    November 18, 2021 , 11:11 PM


  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Dorene and family: We send our condolences to you and hope beautiful memories of Alvin will help you through this time. I have fond memories of Alvin at Camp Blue Star where he was always friendly and always smiling. He was a real mensch.

    November 18, 2021 , 10:54 PM


  • Latrice Bryant-Callier

    Dr Alvin was a true gem . I remember when I started working at Siegel and Dolt and he welcomed me into his home . His family is so loving. Mrs Siegel was always loving and gentle. I will miss him and his laugh and his jokes ! May God bless this beautiful family. I love you all Siegels . Latrice and Family

    November 18, 2021 , 10:36 PM


  • Barbara Seligman

    Dear Siegel family, I was so sad to read that Alvin died. He was the hero who made me unafraid to go to the dentist. His big smile and sense of humor were legendary. May his memory be for a blessing. With much love from Barbara, Danny and Jill

    November 18, 2021 , 09:56 PM


  • Ann Willen

    Harris & family....Please accept my sincerest condolences. Your dad made me not afraid to go to the dentist. He was such a wonderful man. He did so much work on my teeth... I used to kid around with him & tell him he should name one of his exam rooms after me. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

    November 18, 2021 , 09:44 PM


  • Jay Levitt

    Alvin was an incredible person, wonderful dentist and friend. Please accept my condolences and please continue to remember all the terrific activities that he has been involved in all his life and all the happiness that he has created. May he Rest in Peace.

    November 18, 2021 , 09:41 PM


  • Lillie Janko

    Dear Dorene and children, I’m so sorry to hear about Alvin’s passing. I remember his smile at all the dental community events we shared so many years ago. Alvin was so well thought of and a true mensch. His memory will be a blessing.

    November 18, 2021 , 09:11 PM


  • Mark Rosing

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. I remember his attempts to sing and his kindness and devotion to family. His huge smile just made you feel good. God will watch over him and give peace to his family.

    November 18, 2021 , 09:03 PM


  • Martha Jo & Jerry Katz

    Dear Dorene and family, Sending our deepest sympathy to all. From camp to his dental chair, he was such a special person! Fond memories! May good memories be cherished and in your hearts forever. xoxo

    November 18, 2021 , 08:57 PM


  • Jana and Mike

    Alvin was such a mensch! In 23 yrs. of practice, it was an honor and pleasure to be associated with him. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be sorely missed.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:56 PM


  • Jana and Mike

    Alvin was such a mensch! In 23 yrs. of practice, it was an honor and pleasure to be associated with him. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be sorely missed.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:56 PM


  • Alyssa & Shaul Zobary & Family

    To our much loved Atlanta Family We extend out heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Alvin was larger than life as was his heart, humour, and smile. As I sit thinking about him all I can see is that beautiful smile from ear to ear with the sparkle in his eyes. He made us laugh and feel loved. We will miss him deeply. We send you all much love and strength at this time. What a beautiful family he and Dorene created. Hold each other close.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:50 PM


  • Barry & Gail Glazer Saloff

    We are so sad to hear this news. He was my dentist from when I was a teenager until he retired. What I remember the most, besides his humor, is that I never knew what a shot of novocaine looked like for years, and never any pain. Also have a memory of him at Camp Ajecomce trying to teach us day campers to swim. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:49 PM


  • Toby Fagin

    Harris and Gayle… I’m so sorry for your loss. Growing up, I recall “everyone” went to your dad. He was a legend and was loved by all. May memories of him always bring you comfort and peace.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:43 PM


  • Toby Fagin

    Harris and Gayle… I’m so sorry for your loss. Growing up, I recall “everyone” went to your dad. He was a legend and was loved by all. May memories of him always bring you comfort and peace.

    November 18, 2021 , 08:43 PM


  • Janice Perlis Ellin

    Harris, Gayle, and Robyn , so saddened to learn of Dr. Alvin’s passing. What wonderful memories I have of visiting my dentist’s office. His wicked, clever, sometimes silly sense of humor always got me through every visit. May his memory sustain you as you mourn, and always be for a blessing. Janice and Richard Ellin

    November 18, 2021 , 08:24 PM


  • Maury Shapiro

    Mrs Siegel, Robyn, Harris, Halli, and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dr Siegel. He was my dentist from the time I had teeth and he was tremendous. He told me that I had such perfect teeth, that if I stopped brushing, I would never get a cavity. Although I continued brushing, hardly a day goes by (even 50 years later) that I don't think about this and chuckle. Now that's an indelible mark. I am thinking about all of you.

    November 18, 2021 , 07:49 PM


  • Beverly Cohen

    Harris, Robyn, and the rest of the Siegel family. I was sad to hear the news about the passing of your dad. I was his patient for many years and have fond memories of his warmth and humor. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May Alvin’s memory be for a blessing.

    November 18, 2021 , 07:31 PM


  • Roben Turry

    I am so sorry to heat of Dr. Siegels passing. I loved him as my dentist. Always smiling & making others laugh. My prayers go to the entire family. Love Roben Turry

    November 18, 2021 , 07:18 PM


  • Lauri Lavine

    Dear Dorene, Harris, Gayle, Robyn, Mark, Halli and Michael, Our most heart felt condolences to you all for this most shocking loss. I know that he was such an integral part of your lives that he will be so very missed. May the loving and, many times, funny memories help you make it through this most difficult time. Sending so much love your way.

    November 18, 2021 , 07:18 PM


  • Susan Greene

    Harris and Robyn, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I send my deepest sympathy to the rest of the family. May his memory always bring you happiness and joy

    November 18, 2021 , 07:17 PM


  • Phyllis and Albert Cohen

    Harris and Gayle, So sorry for your loss. Remember him teaching all of young Atlanta Ballroom Dancing. Sending our love Phyllis and Albert

    November 18, 2021 , 07:12 PM


  • Denise Brewster

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad left a very special place in my heart. He was always so kind and always ready to offer his help and advice while I worked with him years ago at Siegel and Dolt. This world has lost a true treasure of a wonderful man ~ one of whom will never be replaced.

    November 18, 2021 , 07:10 PM


  • Ronnie and Melissa Robinson

    Siegel’s, we are saddened to hear the news of Dr. Alvin’s passing. He was such an incredible man, who we all loved very much. I know my Mom and he are rejoicing. Hugs to everyone! ??

    November 18, 2021 , 07:09 PM


  • Mimi Siegel

    Dear Doreen Sorry to hear the news My Alvin passed away on November 17 also but in 1994 You are in my thoughts and prayers Many hugs Mimisiegel

    November 18, 2021 , 06:55 PM


  • Chester Parver

    Alvin is remembered with affection as my Ballroom teacher as well as my camp Counselor when I was a CT &ACT at Blue Star. So very sorry for your loss.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:50 PM


  • Faith Benda

    Sending loving thoughts to the family as you grieve the loss of Dr. Siegel.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:45 PM


  • Cary and Sherry King

    Dorene: Sherry and I are saddened to hear that Alvin passed away yesterday. Not only were Alvin and Michael my dentist for years and Harris is still Scotty's dentist , but Alvin taught the dancing class where at a very early age, maybe age 10 or 11, Sherry and I learned to dance the shag together and all the other dances. I have nothing but fond memories of Alvin and of the two of you. I wish you peace and strength.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:42 PM


  • Norma Appel

    My deepest sympathies. I know Alvin will be missed

    November 18, 2021 , 06:30 PM


  • Karen and Chuck Kaplan

    I am sorry to hear about Alvin. May his memory be a blessing. I have many fond memories from when I was his patient. But many more of my memories are from outside the office. Thinking of you all.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:24 PM


  • Shirley and Marvin Zimmerman

    We are mourning the enormous loss of our friend Alvin who raised the bar in every aspect of his life-his beautiful marriage, father to his spectacular children and grandchildren and professionally. we will miss everything about you--your sweet personality, your kindness and your hysterical sense of humor (even in the dentist chair when you would give the third shot of novocaine "this shot is not for you but for me because i cannot stand to see anyone in pain". Your essence will be present every time we are in the company of your wonderful family. Dorene, your loving care made Alvin's life better to the end. There are not enough accolades for you, Robyn and Mark, Halli and Mike and Harris (Alvin's clone) and Gayle, Britini, Lauren, Meredith, Ashley, Marlee and Ryan. We LOVE you all.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:23 PM


  • Reba Kreisberg Herzfeld

    Dorene, Robin, Halle and Harris, Michael called me last night and told me the sad news of Alvin’s passing. Sincere condolences from Bennett and me to your entire family. I always saw a smile on his face. Reba, Farragut, TN

    November 18, 2021 , 06:07 PM


  • Harriet Spanier

    Dorene, my heart is with you and your family.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:06 PM


  • Sharon Friedman

    Harris, so sorry to hear this sad news. May his memory be for a blessing for his entire family.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:05 PM


  • Sharin Friedman

    Harris, so sorry to hear this sad news. May his memory be for a blessing for all of the Siegel family.

    November 18, 2021 , 06:02 PM


  • Arthur Tillem

    Roni and I are so sad to hear the news. Our thoughts and prayers go to the entire Siegel family during this time. I have such warm memories of your father. He always brought a smile to my face.

    November 18, 2021 , 05:56 PM


  • Stacey and Rick Rubin

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. May his memories be a blessing to all.

    November 18, 2021 , 05:45 PM


  • Gail Solomon

    Harris, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I send my deepest sympathy. May his memory be for a blessing.

    November 18, 2021 , 05:45 PM


  • Susan and Ron Heidt and Family

    Our hearts go out to the entire Siegel Family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Alvin will be missed by many. May his memories be for a blessing. With Love from The Heidt's

    November 18, 2021 , 05:43 PM