Deceased Information


    Leslie Gurvey

  • AGE



    Monday, February 28, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, March 02, 2022


    10:30 AM




    Meeting ID: 857 7291 8867

    Passcode: 617122


    Shiva will be held at Les and Lois’ home on Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9pm.



    Early Monday morning, February 28, 2022, Leslie Dean Gurvey, devoted husband, father, stepfather and grandfather passed away at the age of 80.  

    Les was born on July 6,1941 in Chicago, Illinois, second son to Richard S. and Shirley Cooper Gurvey. He was in the ROTC in high school, studied at University of Illinois in Champagne, Illinois, was in the Marine Reserves, and National Screen Service Manager with his uncle. Family members introduced him to his first wife, Joan Friedman (Gurvey) and moved to Atlanta in 1970, where they raised their two children, Andrew and Jennifer. Les had several careers and side hustles. He may have installed your home security system, insured your employees or managed your investments as he built a successful career in the insurance and financial planning business until his retirement at 65.

    In 1988, Les met Lois whom he married and as time went on, they became a blended family. They enjoyed playing golf, traveling the world and socializing with countless friends. They especially loved spending time in Aruba where they enjoyed the beach and developed friendships with people from all over the world.

    Les was a natural salesman, entrepreneur and quintessential handyman which was apparent since he was a kid; if it was broken he could fix it - if it needed to be built, he would make it. He was far from materialistic, overly humble and loved volunteering for the Shriners, active with the Atlanta Jewish Community Center, Temple Sinai, and Camp Barney Medintz. His passions were endless. He had a knack for remembering names and faces - if you met him once, he considered you his friend and there was nothing he wouldn’t do for you whether you asked for it or he saw you had the need. He maintained friendships over 70 years - notably active with childhood friends and their baseball team The Majestics. He was reserved, sometimes very private, sentimental, and loved his grandchildren like no one else. If you knew him, he always had a story or skill you may not have known about - sometimes even surprising. He was known for his curiosity, congenial smile, and his kind and compassionate spirit.  

    Les is survived by his wife, Lois Frank Gurvey, his children Andrew Gurvey of Atlanta and Jennifer Gurvey, of San Francisco and stepchildren Mark (Stacy) Frank and Missy Frank of Atlanta, in additional to 4 granddaughters, Dalia Gurvey, Hanna Gurvey, Mia Gurvey and Olivia Frank, his brother Dr. Michael (Marlana) Gurvey of Los Angeles, a niece, nephew, many cousins, and hundreds of friends.

    Funeral services will take place at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs on Wednesday, March 2 at 10:30am with Rabbi Ron Segal. A live stream is available via the Dressler website. Shiva will be held at Les and Lois’ home on Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Marcus JCC of Atlanta. 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.

  • Carla Silver

    Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Carla and Arthur

  • Carl Bergman and Margie Odle

    Lois, May his memory be for a blessing. So sorry to hear about Les.

  • Jay A. Levitt DDS

    Lois and Family, So sorry that Les passed away. That is a fantastic picture of him with his great smile. He was such a delightful and sensational friend. You have so many things that you have done together and these Memories are precious. My condolences are extended to make things as easy as possible for all of you. May he RIP.

  • Leanne LaMontagne

    Lois, we send our deepest condolences to and the family. Memories of those we love live forever in out hearts. Our family will treasure our beautiful Aruba memories with Les and you. Sending you hugs.

  • Brooke Schell

    I am so so sorry for your loss Gurvs and family. Please know my heart and thoughts are with all of you and I am sending tight hugs. What a beautifully written obituary. xx Brooke

  • Mike and candy friedmanTo all

    To all the Gurvey family: So very sorry to hear of Les' passing. We are thinking of you and hope your memories will bring you comfort. Candy and Michael

  • Babz jacoby-Fishman & Pete Fishman

    Our condolences are with all of you…Lois and family, Joan , Jennifer,Andrew and grandchildren ! Babz and Pete

  • Sue Susman

    Lois and family. I was so sorry to hear about Les.My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.Just want you to know I am thinking of you.

  • Sandy Singer

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Joan, Jennifer and Andrew and the entire families. I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories be a blessing. With love, Sandy

  • Dale and Alan Singer

    We are so very sorry to hear about Les. Sending sincere condolences to Lois and all the family. Dale and Alan

  • Barry Glustoff Robin Zelizer

    So very sorry to hear about Les’s passing. We both have had a great time with you and send our sincerest condolences. Les was a memorable character and will surely think of him fondly. Barry & Robin

  • Beverly Cohen

    Lois, Andrew and the rest of the Gurvey and Frank families, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. May your memories be a blessing and comfort you now and forever.

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dearest Lois,Andrew,Jennifer,Mark Stacy ,Olivia and family Sending our love and heartfelt condolences. May his memory be a blessing .

  • Butch and Cookie Frank

    Dear Lois, Our thoughts are with you and your family. May the memories of happier times give you comfort during these difficult days.

  • Jen Gurvey

    Another pic of dad.

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