Deceased Information


    Alan M. Wilensky

    Eliezar Meyer ben Yehuda

  • AGE



    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, December 17, 2021


    10:30 AM


    Via Zoom. See Obituary below.


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    Alan Marvin Wilensky peacefully passed away at his home in East Cobb, Marietta, Georgia on Wednesday, December 15 with his wife, Coralie, at his side. Alan was predeceased by his parents, Ida and Julius Wilensky and his sister, Rosalyn (Martin) Cohen. He is survived by his wife, Coralie (Scherer) Wilensky, his daughters, Heather (Jeffrey) Pearlman and Anna (Wayne) Blackburn; stepdaughter, Rachel Glickman (Jake Lebowitz) and stepson, Daniel (Miriam) Quigley; grandchildren, Luke, Eleanor and Natanel Pearlman, Elijah, Beckham and Felicity Blackburn, step-grandchildren, Lyla and Josey Lebowitz and Eve Quigley; and sister, Sherry (Pete) Dawkins. 

    Alan loved that he was a Native Atlantan born and raised. He graduated from Druid Hills High School and received a degree in finance from Georgia State University.  Except for his 3 year enlistment in the Navy where he served as paymaster on a base outside of Detroit, MI and valiantly protected the US from “marauding Canadians,” he worked primarily in sales for the wine and spirits industry.  Alan rose to the position of Director of Purchasing at National Distributing Company and counted many as close friends from his over 30 years of employment there. 

    Alan was a physical fitness buff.  He was a daily fixture at the gym and was so proud to share, even years later, that he bench pressed 335 lbs.  He even has the T shirt to prove it! Alan took up running at around 50 years old. He ran 20+ Peachtree Road Races and about a half dozen half marathons plus other charity races.  He inspired a couple of generations of family and friends to take up fitness and running. 

    Alan loved sports and was an enthusiastic fan of UGA, the Braves and the Falcons. He liked lighthouses and the funny papers. He was in the Frank Garson chapter of AZA during high school and served as Master of the AEPi Fraternity while attending Georgia State. After retirement he volunteered at the Northside Hospital Atlanta Auxiliary and was selected to join the Hebrew Order of David. 

    More than anything Alan was most proud of his Jewish identity and his family.  Alan was the ultimate family man. He was so proud of the daughters he and former wife, Gwen Heaton, raised and long after the marriage ended they shared holidays and family events.  He was involved with his daughters’ and grandchildren’s every activity and loved every minute of it. He loved and was loved by dogs and children. To all the grandchildren he was their beloved Pops. 

    Memorial donations may be to the Emory Integrated Memory Care Clinic, the Parkinson’s Foundation, Little Angels Service Dogs or charity of your choice in Alan’s name. 

    The service was held by Zoom with private family service on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 10:30 am with Rabbi Jason Holtz of Temple Kehillat Chaim officiating. 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.

  • Sandy Epstein

    I was saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. I moved to Atlanta in 1965 to attend Georgia State, and lived with a family next store to Alan. Probably spent most of my time at his house. We were fraternity brothers at AEPi. Alan was a great, funny guy, and an exercise nut. In my professional life, we re-aquainted as National Distributing Company, a long time client, and Alan was a wine buyer. I ran into him often at National, and we talked and laughed about old times and good times. He eventually became Director of Purchasing where he remained until his retirement. Rest In Peace Alan.

    December 24, 2021 , 02:00 PM

  • Richard Floersheim

    I met Alan at Georgia State in 1962 or 1963? We joined AEPi Fraternity together and were best friends and Brothers. Alan knew I needed a place to stay and invited me to stay with him and his Family in their home on Chalmette Dr. I will eternally be grateful for that kind act and for his friendship. I loved Alan Wilensky. May God Bless Alan and his family.

    December 19, 2021 , 11:21 PM

  • Steve Swit

    I met Alan when we were AEPI fraternity brothers at Georgia State. He was a great guy. We would run into each other around East Cobb and it always was a pleasure to talk to him. He was always friendly and fun to be around. He was an all around "good guy."

    December 19, 2021 , 09:02 PM

  • Gary Feinnberg

    I first met Alan at an AZA convention in Asheville when we were both about 13 years old. When I cane to Georgia State Alan was one of the few people who I already knew. He’s the one who introduced me to the guys at AEPi. Though we lost touch over the years since I moved from East Cobb we used to see each other at the gym quits often. Was very sad to learn of good passing. He was one of the good guys! He’ll be missed.

    December 18, 2021 , 12:22 AM


    Alan was a life long friend and AEPi Fraternity Brother. More importantly, he was loved by so many people and was the kindest person I have had the privilege to know.

    December 17, 2021 , 11:51 PM

  • Marshall & Vicki

    The first of our childhood group of pals to pass, my dear friend for 73 years and Vicki for 37. And certainly, the sweetest and nicest of us all.

    December 17, 2021 , 06:22 PM

  • Joe Nodvin

    12-17-21 Miracle of Miracles I had a Dr.’s appointment this morning that I could not change. Thought I would miss Alan’s entire funeral. Went early, was out in ½ the time and Made it home to join Janice on ZOOM and heard the heart warming eulogy given by the Rabbi. Alan is and will be that Guardian Angel for his Family And his Friends and feel Alan has already influenced My fate. Rest In Peace my dear Friend. Joe, Janice and Children

    December 17, 2021 , 05:59 PM

  • Ed & Denene Dodd

    Our sincerest condolences, Coralie, we were friends for many years, as you know. Lot's of great memories along the way. Alan was a great guy and will be missed.

    December 17, 2021 , 04:29 PM

  • Sam cipolla

    I’m so sorry for your loss He was one of the good guys.

    December 17, 2021 , 04:26 PM

  • Michelle Nodvin Berghoff

    I am so saddened to hear of Alan's passing. He will truly be missed by all those who knew him. My thoughts are with his family.

    December 17, 2021 , 04:08 PM

  • Peter and Eileen Dilts

    Thoughts with you always

    December 17, 2021 , 03:35 PM

  • Eileen and Peter Dilts

    Thoughts always with you

    December 17, 2021 , 03:32 PM

  • Donna Haste

    My sincere condolences, his memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends.

    December 17, 2021 , 03:25 PM

  • Denise Dahl

    We are so sorry for your loss. Alan was a wonderful compassionate person. We will miss his dry sense of humor and the twinkle in his eye!

    December 17, 2021 , 03:24 PM

  • Matt Scherer

    Alan was a wonderful man. My favorite memory of him was when he came to pick me up from the airport and bring me to my mom's birthday party as a surprise guest. He even had the wonderful idea of putting a bow on me so that I'd look like a present! I'm sorry I can't be there to pay my respects or offer my condolences to my Aunt Coralie in person, but Alan and his loved ones will be in my thoughts.

    December 17, 2021 , 10:38 AM

  • beth berghoff

    So sorry to hear of Alan's passing.

    December 17, 2021 , 12:12 AM

  • Frank Costa

    My deepest sympathies to the family. Alan was a great friend, so many laughs & good times. I will miss him. Rest in peace my buddy.

    December 16, 2021 , 11:55 PM

  • Suzanne Aloisio

    Coralie, Charles and I enjoyed getting to know you and Alan in boxing class. I could tell that he adored you! And you have been such a loving, patient care partner for him. Thank you for sharing the journey with us. Charles and I are feeling sad that he is gone. I know you're going to miss him. Love to you and your family from Charles and Suzanne.

    December 16, 2021 , 10:27 PM

  • Alan and Pamela Cohen

    we are so sorry to hear about Alan's passing. I have know Alan since early grade school . we lived on the same street growing up and rode the sand bus to school al the way through high school and ever since. he is the one who introduced me to my wife Pamela. For all those years he has been a dear friend to both of us. we will miss him.

    December 16, 2021 , 09:01 PM

  • Susan Scheer

    My sincere condolences….May his memory be a blessing…

    December 16, 2021 , 08:28 PM

  • Alvin Jones (AJ)

    Gone but never forgotten. Alan you left me with nothing but fun memories. Thanks for all the laughs

    December 16, 2021 , 06:03 PM

  • Laraine and Lowell Fine

    We are so saddened to hear of Alan's passing. He was definitely one of the "good guys" in this world, and we know he will be sorely missed. We knew Alan for over 60 years.

    December 16, 2021 , 05:06 PM

  • Ann Willen

    Condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

    December 16, 2021 , 04:57 PM

  • Linda Miller

    So sorry for the families loss.Wonderful memories of our youth at the ajcc on Peachtree.May he test in peace

    December 16, 2021 , 04:57 PM

  • Barbara Schecter Lobel

    My sincere condolences to the family

    December 16, 2021 , 04:09 PM

  • Joe and Alesia DiRusso

    Going to miss my friend Alan. He was a great friend.

    December 16, 2021 , 03:42 PM

  • Diana Standish

    I worked with Alan at NDC. He was such a sweet, kind man. I am heartbroken to hear of his passing. My prayers are with family. Rest In Peace my friend.

    December 16, 2021 , 01:59 PM

  • Anne & Glenn Pyle

    My sweet dear friend, I miss our chats every week. You made me laugh every day with your stories and humor. You were a special person in my life. God knew that I would need people like you who welcomed me to National after 15 years with AWW. I felt at home right away. We worked hard every day but we laughed and shared many great years building trust and a lasting friendship. You taught me so much and use the Wilensky factor often - “Don’t buy too much and don’t run out!” I miss who you were when you talked about your beautiful daughters and how proud you were of them, your son-in- laws and those beautiful grand children. You beamed when talking about them. Coralie, was an Angel sent to walk beside you through your hardest days. God bless her and the way she loved and cared for you. I will miss you sweet friend but you are forever in my heart. I remember how you loved the song Wake Me Up by Avici and Hello World by Lady Antebellum. Such beautiful lyrics and reminders of what a beautiful soul you really are. Rest In Peace, I will never forget you.

    December 16, 2021 , 10:49 AM

  • Kathy & Bill Wilkinson

    We were so very sorry to hear of Alan’s death. Alan was a great neighbor and an even better friend. We had lots of fun times with Alan and will always cherish the memories. Are thoughts and prayers are with the Wilensky family. Rest In Peace good friend ! ?

    December 16, 2021 , 01:21 PM

  • Bobby and Irene Lichtenstein

    Alan was a wonderful friend to my brother and me. A true gem of a man. Rest In Peace.

    December 16, 2021 , 01:14 PM

  • Joe Nodvin

    The 6 Musketeers. All 6 of us were life-long friends and would often meet for lunch.

    December 16, 2021 , 10:49 AM

  • Susan T. Orenstein

    I’ve known Alan since the second grade. He was always sweet and kind and funny. May he Rest In Peace-He will be missed.

    December 16, 2021 , 02:48 AM

  • Joe & Janice Nodvin

    Today 12-15-21, I lost my best, life-long Friend, Alan Marvin Wilensky. We met in 5th grade at Druid Hills Elementary School and in 7th grade we became inseparable Best friends. There was not a year that Alan did not call me on my birthday with good birthday wishes. Alan had a scintillating personality and put him in a meeting with strangers and Alan would leave being friends with all. I remember Alan calling me on the day of the Sandy Hook School massacre crying. Alan said, “. . . that could be my grandchildren.” Alan had a heart of gold and an uncompromising love for his Family. Alan was so fortunate to have married Coralie. When Janice & I visited Alan, Coralie operated their House like it was a Hospital Ward, making sure Alan was comfortable and safe. Late Monday afternoon, thru Coralie, Janice and I Face-Timed with Alan. Although Alan never opened his eyes when I told him that I, Janice and all my Children all “loved him” and that he was my best friend eternally. I saw a slight smile and Alan looked at peace. Dear Alan, I will never forget you and all of those happy, funny and challenging times we shared Together and found strength leaning on one another. I have lost my best Friend but gained a Guardian Angel. Rest in peace and thanks for making the World a better place. Love, Joe, Janice and all my Children

    December 16, 2021 , 02:46 AM

  • Jan Saperstein Kinsler

    So very sorry for your loss. Alan and I graduated Druid Hills High School together. He was a very nice person.

    December 16, 2021 , 01:10 AM

  • Edwin Smith

    So very sorry for your loss. Edwin and Cathe

    December 15, 2021 , 08:36 PM

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