Deceased Information


    Melvin Maron

  • AGE



    Thursday, January 13, 2022 (After Sunset)


    Monday, January 17, 2022




    Via Zoom. See Obituary below.


    Meeting ID: 895 2877 3706

    Passcode: 919052



    Virtual Shiva will be observed on Monday and Tuesday, January 17 and 18, from 6:30-8:00 PM, with a service at 7:00 PM

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    Zoom Room 816 7421 0300

    Passcode: Duffy

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    Melvin (“Duffy”) Stanley Maron, age 90, formerly of Palm Beach and recently of Atlanta, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his residence. Mel was born in Queens, New York to Fannie (Marcus) and Joseph Maron on April 21, 1931. He met his wife Bunny Maron at the age of 17, she 16. Together, they had two children – Jodi and Glenn. He went on to attend City College, where he received a degree in accounting. He also served in the army. Mel enjoyed a distinguished career as a film distribution executive and entrepreneur. He started his career as an office boy at MGM and then became MGM's road show manager, at which time he distributed a number of films including: Dr. Zhivago, Gone With the Wind (70 mm re-release), and 2001: A Space Odyssey. After leaving MGM, Mr. Maron went on to serve as an executive to several film and distribution companies including Commonwealth United, Cinema Shares, JGM and Castle Hill. During his tenure at Cinema Shares, he built the company up to become the second most important independent distribution company in the United States. He was known for his kindness and optimistic attitude and as the King of “B-Roll” Movies. He was an avid reader and loved to share “war” stories from his times in the movie business with his family and anyone who would listen. He loved being with his wife Bunny and they both loved travelling, and travel they did all over the world, mainly via ship. In his later life, he had a second act in “retirement” serving on the boards for several industry organizations, including the South Florida Motion Picture & Television Film Society, the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission. Mel was also a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Mel was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. His memory was impeccable and he could tell you the name of every movie theater in any town, no matter how small, in the United States. Duffy’s warm smile and kind nature will be deeply missed.

    Mel Maron is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bunny Berman Maron; children, Jodi Maron Barth and Glenn (Debbie) Maron; grandchildren, Adam (Hannah) Barth, Allie (Andrew) Chinsky, Jonathan (Lucy) Barth, Drew Maron and Sara Barth; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Barth, Emmie Chinsky and Frankie Barth. Mel is predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Buddy, Howie, Don, Bea, and Evelyn. He is also survived by many adoring nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Attendance in-person will be private, but the service will be viewable via Zoom link posted by Dressler's website 2:00pm, Monday, January 17th at North Atlanta Memorial Park Cemetery.  Mel’s children and family appreciate your love and care during this difficult time. We will have a celebration of life at a time when it is safe. Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

    May Mel’s memory be a blessing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to honor his life can be made to a charity of your choosing that is meaningful to you.

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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Julian Yudelson

    Mel was a very enjoyable friend far too briefly known.. Send my deep sympathy to Bunny and the entire family.

    January 17, 2022 , 05:03 PM

  • Jeff and Jan

    We are very sorry to hear about your dad. We are thinking about you. Love, Jeff and Jan

    January 16, 2022 , 08:58 PM

  • Michael Barth

    I will always remember Duffy as a kind and gentle man. He was a great loving Father in Law and a loving kind person to all who had the the pleasure of knowing him. “May his memory be a blessing “. With Love, Michael

    January 16, 2022 , 03:24 PM

  • Jackie and Tom Miklas

    Debbie and Glenn-we are thinking of you and your family during this sad time. Sending you love.

    January 15, 2022 , 06:14 AM

  • Frank and Shark Neuberger

    We send our love and condolences on Duffy’s passing. We will always remember him fondly for his smile and cheerful personality.. he was blessed with a loving family and a sweet productive life.

    January 14, 2022 , 11:14 PM

  • Susan and David Rifkin

    Glenn, David and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad. Although we’ve never met he sounded like one hell of a guy. We know that, as he produced another great one! May his memory always be a blessing. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family p

    January 14, 2022 , 09:04 PM

  • Penny Bregman Eisenstein

    I am so sorry for your family's loss.

    January 14, 2022 , 08:55 PM

  • Ellen and Sam Banov

    We are so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing.

    January 14, 2022 , 08:36 PM

  • Amy and Robert Arogeti

    So sorry for your family’s loss. Your father was a giant and we know you and many others who were fortunate to k ow him will miss his stories. May his memory be for a blessing.

    January 14, 2022 , 08:26 PM

  • Susan and Ron Heidt and Family

    Our hearts go out to the entire Maron Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs. May his memory be for a blessing.

    January 14, 2022 , 05:44 PM

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