Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Joel Scott Reish

    Yoseph ben Moshe

  • AGE

    62

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Tuesday, June 21, 2022 (After Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Thursday, June 23, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    1:00 PM

  • FUNERAL STREAM

    Temple Emanu-El livestream:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V30SHMDDMhc

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    A private burial will occur immediately following the funeral at Temple Emanu-El and will be streamed via Zoom.

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    Zoom Link for Private Graveside Service for Joel Reish:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81668187820?pwd=B4uByYdW1bdyEWZJQeMFAWKpbC8gxj.1

    Meeting ID: 816 6818 7820

    Passcode: 553767

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbEzaLDeHS

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva will be observed on Thursday, June 23rd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and on Friday, June 24th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in the Event Room at Park Avenue Condominiums.

    750 Park Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30326

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  • OBITUARY

    *To prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required at the funeral.*

    *Please note that the Temple Emanu-El service is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be livestreamed.  The graveside burial is PRIVATE, but will be streamed via Zoom.*

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    Joel Reish (age 62) died in his home in Dunwoody, GA on June 21, 2022, surrounded by family and loved ones following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

     

    Joel was born in Atlanta on June 20, 1960, as the oldest of three boys. Growing up he was known for his bright red hair, playing practical jokes, and his love of music.

     

    While he may not have ever finished kindergarten, he did earn an undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia and completed a master of communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

     

    He worked as a radio executive before starting his own market research firm, Next Level Research. He was employed as an executive at Cox Automotive at the time of his death.

     

    Joel was an active member and leader in QRCA, the Qualitative Research Consultants Association. Through the years, he served in many roles including president, treasurer, and editor-in-chief of the magazine. But Joel’s favorite position was being the author of the humor column where he created market research cartoons.

     

    Joel was a loving and dedicated father who raised his daughter to be strong and independent. He made dozens of complex costumes for her and was known throughout the neighborhood for his Halloween haunted house.

     

    Joel loved the outdoors and had a passion for backpacking. He fell in love with Yosemite after his first visit and returned year after year to experience the beauty.

     

    Known affectionately by his nieces and nephew as UJ (Uncle Joel), he could always make them laugh. He had a spreadsheet for every project and a Seinfeld quote for every occasion. His love for his family and sense of humor touched us all and he will be deeply missed.

     

    He is survived by his daughter Allison, parents Marty and Ralda, brothers Kenneth and Greg, sisters-in-law Sherrie and Abby, cats Milo and Garfield, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones.

     

    In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Yosemite Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that works directly with the National Park Service to preserve Joel’s favorite place.

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  • Marsha Rosing

    Sending my heartfelt condolences. May he Rest In Peace.


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  • Toni

    I have such fond memories of Joel and know his memory will be a blessing. Sending my love to the Reish family and friends.


  • Vicki Steine

    I have such fond memories of Joel. He was my first kiss at Hebrew School when we were 8 years old! My sympathies to the entire family, I know he will be missed.


  • The Rosenberg\'s, Rachael,Jack

    OUR THOUGHTS AND FRIENDSHIP ARE WITH YOU . WORDS DO NOT COME EASY TO EXPRESS WHAT IS GOING THROUGH OUR HEARTS . WISHING WE COULD BE TOGETHER TO HOLD YOUR HANDS . ALWAYS YOUR FRIENDS, RACHAEL & JACK


  • Margery R Diamond

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you, Ralda, Marty and your Family … at this very sad time. Hugs too.


  • Beverly Aaron

    Dear Ralda and Marty, Though it has been many years since Stew and I knew you from Sherith Israel, I wanted to express my condolences at the loss of your beloved, Joel. You are in my heart and prayers.


  • Matthew Morton

    So sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. I have many fond memories of Joel throughout the years to say the least. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the entire family. May his memory be for a blessing to all.


  • The Adler Family

    With Sympathy and Fond Memories, Shalom


  • Rona and Barry Seidel

    Condolences to all the Reish family. We are so sorry for your loss.


  • Cary Silverman

    My deepest condolences to Joel's entire family. My thoughts are with you all.


  • Gene Benator

    Dearest Ken: So sorry to hear of Joel's passing. May the memories of his smiles and laughter comfort you and the entire Reish family at this difficult time and always. Deepest condolences and prayers to all. Thinking of you. Gene


  • Sherry Shaw & family

    Ralda, Marty and family, our most heartfelt condolences. We are so very sorry.


  • Jonathan C Ginsberg

    Kenneth, very sorry to hear about your brother. It seems like I just saw him playing tennis at the JCC. My condolences to your entire family at this sad time.


  • Faye and irwin Siegel

    So sorry for your loss. May Joel’s memory be for a blessing.


  • Ruth, Kellie and Layne Greenberg

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


  • Cheryl Eidex Sklar

    To Greg and all of Joel's family, I'm so very sad for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts, and I hope that you find comfort in wonderful memories.


  • Andy Berke

    So so sorry to hear the news. We grew up together.


  • Karen & Scott Jolles

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Reish family during this difficult time. Joel will be greatly missed.


  • Randi Lovinger-Strumlauf

    Ralda, Marty, Allison and family, sharing in your sadness. Joel was a shining star in every way -- smart, witty, sweet, and kind. Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Randi, Ed, and Zena


  • Eric Robbins

    I am so sorry about this loss and my prayers and love are there for all of you. May Joel’s memory be for a blessing!


  • Sylvia Friedman

    Dear Ralda and Marty, my deepest sympathy to you all on your loss of Joel.


  • Joy hoffmann

    We are sorry for your loss. Thinking about you all and sending prayers and love to you all. May his memory be a blessing. Joy and Marc


  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Sending deepest sympathy to all. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul.


  • Shirley and Marvin Zimmerman

    Dear Ralda and Marty, We are shocked and saddened beyond words by the enormous loss of your son. Our memories of Joel are from your memorable birthdays celebrations. Joel's intelligence, presence and wit in his speeches and his adoration for you both were obvious. He was "short-changed" with the length of his life, but we think he hit the "jackpot" having you as his parents. Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family.


  • Judy and Ron Goldstein

    Our deepest sympathy to your wonderful family


  • OSCAR & KAREN GRABLOWSKY

    CONDOLENCES TO THE ENTIRE REISH FAMILY


  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the tragic loss of your loved one. Thoughts and prayers go out to all and wishes for sweet memories and peace to warm your hearts and ease your grief.


  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    Joel always has a place in our hearts for allowing us to share his life a long with his family whom we are so lucky.


  • marci silverman

    Allison- I’m so sorry to learn of your dad’s illness and passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.


  • Leah Franco

    Ralda, Marty, Kenneth, & Greg - my heart is broken for you at this loss. Sending Sincere condolences, Leah Franco


  • Elise M Meyer

    My heart goes out to the whole family for the loss of Joel. We grew up together in Atlanta. Joel was truly a nice guy and will be missed by all his family and friends who loved him. May his memory be a blessing and now may he rest in peace without pain.


  • Barbara Gold

    Dear Ralda, Marty, and Family - Thinking of all of you and sending my deepest sympathy over the loss of Joel. May he Rest In Peace.


  • Cheryl Hecht and Lenny Thurschwell

    We thought Joel was a great guy and a wonderful Dad. May his memory be a blessing. Our best to Allison.


  • Philip and Susanne karlick

    Our condolences to Reish family. May your memories of Joel be a blessing to you


  • Kent Alexander

    Dear Reish family, my heart goes out to all of you. So many fond memories of Joel. I am out of town but have pulled up the livestream URL, so will be there remotely tomorrow. xo, Kent


  • Babs Karesh Kinneary

    Dear Reish family, I grew up with Joel… Camp Barney, BBYO, etc. I am so sad to hear about Joel. My thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.


  • Deborah and Perry Walter and Family

    We are so sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. May your wonderful memories of Joel bring you comfort.


  • Michael Levin

    My deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. May Joel’s memory be for a blessing. Michael Levin


  • Mindy and Larry Feinstein

    I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Joel. Sending our deepest sympathies to all of his family.


  • Stephanie Copeland

    Ralda, Marty, and family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Joel. May his memory be a blessing.


  • Martin and Sheila Rotter

    Marty and Ralda, so sorry for your tragic loss.


  • Carla and Arthur Silver

    Dear Ralda and Marty, We were so sad to hear of your Son’s death. Please know we are thinking about you and wanted you to know that we are out of town. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Carla and Arthur


  • Meta and Paul Miller

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.


  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family.


  • gladys hirsch

    I AM SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY AT THIS SAD TIME MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN YOUR MEMORIES


  • Robin and Darrin Friedrich

    Sorry to hear of Joel’s passing. We are thinking about all of you and sending lots of love.


  • Sheila Gerstein

    My deepest sympathy… may beautiful memories stay with you forever! Fondly Sheila Gerstein