Deceased Information


    Gerald (Jerry) Horowitz

    Yussel Dovid ben Moshe

  • AGE



    Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, July 29, 2022


    1:00 PM


    Shiva will be observed at the home of Pearlann Horowitz at the St. Regis on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and on Monday and Tuesday from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. Parking is valet only.

    88 W. Paces Ferry Road, #2130, Atlanta, GA 30305


    • ❖ Emory Research on Alzheimer’s and related diseases through A Family Affair

    • William Breman Jewish Home

      3150 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327

    • Weinstein Hospice

      3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

    • ❖ Charity of One's Choice


    Gerald (Jerry) Horowitz, 83, of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully on July 27th, 2022. Jerry was born on February 21, 1939 to Dorothy and Moe Horowitz. Jerry, a native of Atlanta, graduated from Grady High School and attended Tulane University. At Tulane, he was awarded a BA of Arts and Sciences in Psychology. He was Student Council President, an AROTC Co. officer, LAGNIAPPES, member of Hillel Foundation, Sigma Alpha Mu President and Homecoming Chairman. In 1964, Jerry married Pearlann Gulden and together had two wonderful children, Scott and Michelle. Jerry was a consummate leader not only in his field of work but also as a volunteer in all aspects of the community both secular and Jewish. By 1961, he was employed by Johnson, Lane, Space, Smith & Co Financial Advisors where he rose to the position of Senior Vice President. In 1986 Jerry was presented the Georgia Securities Dealers Association Industry Service award. In 1991, he was employed at Smith Barney Financial Advisors where he later developed the Horowitz Wealth Management Group until his retirement.  Jerry had a driving force within him, always striving to make the community a better place. His volunteer activities in the community had far reaching positive effects. He was once described as a “pied piper in the philanthropic world leading all his admirers to do Tikkun Olam and making the world a better place for the next generation.” For this dedication to our community throughout his life, he received legions of honorary awards. This work culminated in him receiving the Greater Atlanta Jewish Federations Lifetime Achievement Award.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Pearlann Gulden Horowitz, son Scott and daughter Michelle, sister Vivian Slotin of Savannah, GA, and brother-in-law Daniel Gulden (Candice), sister-in-law Isabel Gulden of Atlanta, GA and a host of loving nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will take place 1:00 pm,  July 29th at Congregation Shearith Israel, 1180 University Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations on his behalf be sent to Emory Research on Alzheimer’s and related diseases through A Family Affair, W.B. Jewish Home, Weinstein Hospice or a charity of your choice.  Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999  


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  • Cary and Sherry King

    Pearlann: Sherry and I wanted to share with you our deepest sympathy on Jerry’s passing. As you may know, Lisa Holtz, my stepdaughter and Sherrys oldest daughter, passed away unexpectedly on July 22d and we are still trying to grasp that but please accept our condolences and all the warm memories I will always have of Jerry and if the two of you as a living couple.

  • Margery R Diamond

    My deepest sympathy to you all, Pearlann, Michelle, Scott and family. May you find comfort in memories of all the life times shared.

  • Anita Schwartzman Karnibad

    May he rest in peace leaving memories to you all of his goodness. We have all been blessed knowing him.

  • Barry Warshaw

    Pearlann and family: My sincere sympathies to you and your family. May the memories of a life well lived and a family long loved sustain and enrich you.

  • Sandi and Arthur Goldsmith

    So many years have passed but we will always have fond memories of wonderful Jerry and the Johnson Lane days. Sending our sincere condolences with deepest sympathy.

  • Cindy (Cooper) Bauman

    Dearest Pearlann, Michelle and Scott, There are no words except to say how sorry we are. Everyone spoke so beautifully and lovingly at the service. Thank you for making it possible for me to be there with you. Jerry z"l and you all are and have always been so special to me. Working with Jerry and getting to know your wonderful family were truly some of the best years of my life. (Even though all these years have passed, my 26 year old daughter still calls yall Aunt Pearlann and Uncle Jerry. That's how special yall are). My heart, love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a beautiful piece of artwork Jerry created together with you, Pearlann, and your beautiful family. Sending all my love, Cindy

  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    Dear Pearlann, Michelle, and Scott, We are sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. The entire community has lost a "mensh".

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Pearlann, Scott ,Michelle and family, Our heartfelt love and sympathy . Jerry was a driving force in the Jewish Community. His memory will be forever with those who knew him.

  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Dear Pearlann, Scott, & Michelle, Our sincere condolences on Jerry's passing. He lived a good life, and many benefited from it. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Sherry Habif

    Pearlann, Michelle, & Scott, sending sincere condolences & deep sympathies in Jerry’s passing. As Auxiliary Pres. several years ago, I got to work with Jerry on the successful management he did with our stock accounts, as well as, the last few years getting to see Jerry @ parties that the Auxiliary gave the Home’s residents, which gave him some joy. May his memory be for a blessing & you receive comfort in the memories you shared with him.

  • Nancy and Wayne Freedman

    Pearlann: we are heartbroken to hear about Jerry's passing. Our community has lost an incomparable leader, and our family has lost a wonderful friend. Jerry is irreplaceable. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Jordan Moscow

    Michelle, I am sorry for the loss of your father. My family and I are here for you.

  • Kenny Seitz

    Pearlann, Scott and Michelle, Our thoughts are with you during this time, Jerry was a wonderful person, he will be missed by the Atlanta Community.

  • Toby Holzer

    Pearlann, My thoughts to you and family at this time of loss. Jerry was always very helpful to me and Israel Bonds, and I am grateful for our relationship. May his life have been a blessing for you all.

  • Joel and Nancy Isenberg

    Michelle and Family, our prayers are with you.

  • Cheryl Danneman

    Pearlann and family. So sorry to get this news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. With love always Cheryl

  • Janis and Harold Kirtz

    We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a special person, always enthusiastic about the Atlanta Jewish community and everything happening in the community. He was one of those leaders who made Atlanta a terrific place. Jerry will be sorely missed! May his memory be for a blessing!!

  • Rona and Barry Seidel

    We know Jerry from Shearith Israel, and send all your family our most sincere condolences.

  • Adele Wineburgh

    Pearlann and Family, Thinking of you during this very sad time. Jerry was a great man and an honor to the Atlanta community. With love, Adele Caplan Wineburgh if

  • Esther and Mike Levine

    Pearlann, Scott and Michelle, We were sorry to hear of Jerry's death. He was an exemplary community leader and left his mark on so many organizations and people. Our thoughts are with you. Esther and Mike Levine

  • Cheryl & Michael Weiss

    Pearl Anne, Scott & Michelle, We just returned from Israel to hear this news. I learned the stock market from Jerry and so many fond memories of his jokes and laughter. He and Daddy can hang out and joke together in heaven. Best wishes for a wonderful family. Love, Cheryl & Michael

  • Brenda & Mark Lichtenstein

    Dear Pearlann and family. Brenda and I were so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. He was a mentor to me, good friend, and an icon in the community. We spent so many good times together over the years for which we are so grateful. May you find comfort knowing he was admired and loved by so many. With admiration and love, Brenda and Mark

  • Jonathan Greenblatt

    I did not know Jerry but I understand he had a huge impact on many people. May Jerry's memory always be a blessing.

  • Stuart Harvey Hillman

    Jerry was a friend through High School and beyond. He will be missed.

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Pearlann and family: We send our condolences to all of you as we remember Jerry and all of his accomplishments. He was always optimistic and encouraging in business as well as friendships. The Jewish community will always remember his commitment to Jewish philanthropy and his love for his family.

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    My condolences to the Horowitz Family. May Jerry's Memory be for a Blessing.

  • Carla Silver

    Dear Pearlann, Arthur and I will be out of town for the funeral.Please know we are thinking of you. Jerry was always a friendly gentleman whenever we came in contact with him and a wonderful Community leader. Our deepest sympathy, Carla and Arthur

  • Morris & Susan Socoloff

    We are sorry at the passing of Jerry. He was a great guy. He was my little brother at Tulane. He will be sorely missed.

  • Leslie and Scott Moscow

    Michelle and Pearlann. We are so sorry to hear the loss of your father and husband. Our thoughts are with you and the family at this time.

  • Terrie and Alan Bryan

    Dear Family. We are so sad to hear about Jerry’s passing. Thank you for everything that you have done for our community We are especially grateful for the Independent Living Program David has thrived because of your Vision

  • Lynda and John Wachsteter

    Heartfelt condolences to you and your dear family. May you be comforted knowing you shared a beautiful life with Jerry full of love, compassion and kindness. Lynda &John

  • Chester(Chet) & Clarice Oser Parver

    Sending our deepest sympathy to PearlAnn and the entire Horowitz family. So sorry for your loss.

  • Matt and Diane Marks

    Aunt Pearlann, Scott, and Michelle; Diane and I were very sorry to here of Uncle Jerry's passing. He was a larger than life person with boundless energy and love for his family and community. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Chu-Chi & Bobby Fieman

    Jerry was always a shining star in whatever he did. He was smart, caring, inclusive--a true mensch. We send our love to Pearlann, Michelle, Scott and all his family. He will be remembered with fondness and admiration.

  • Sherrilyn Wright

    Our life journeys pose some big challenges. I am glad I got to know your family as we cared for our loved ones at the William Breman Jewish home. Sending my condolences to you all during this tender time.

  • Janet Selig and Jeff Bernstein

    Pearlann, Scott and Michelle, Jerry was so special and he will be missed by the whole Atlanta Jewish community. May his cherished memories always be with you.

  • Karen Kirkman

    Dear Pearlann, Michelle and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a dear person and I know he will be remembered by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Mona & Philip Sunshine

    Pearlann, Scott and Michelle. We are so sad to learn of Jerry's passing. He did so much for the Atlanta Jewish Community. May Jerry's memory always be a blessing.

  • Irma L Mershon

    Dear Pearlann, Scott, and Michelle, So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you. May Jerry rest in peace.

  • Butch and Cookie Frank

    Grew up partying and dancing our teenage years together. Our thoughts and caring love to Pearlann, Scott, Michelle and family. May his memory always serve as a blessing to those lucky enough to have known Jerry.

  • Carl Golden

    Pearlann and the Horowitz family. I’m so sorry for your loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ivan and Bonnie Bock

    Sincere condolences to Pearlann and the entire Horowitz family.

  • Harriet Spanier

    PearlAnn I didn't know Jerry well but I know he is now at peace. You have had a long battle and I admire you greatly. Jerrys reputation tells me what a wonderful person he was.My condolence to your whole family. Love, Harriet Spanier

  • Charles Sheron

    Pearlann, sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Jerry did so much for our community and the world and made a difference. Charles

  • Jack and Rachael Rosenberg

    The Atlanta Jewish community has lost a great leader and we have lost a dear friend - may he rest in peace

  • Sandra Mislow

    PearlAnn and family, I am sending my sincere condolences to you. What a loss not only to you but the entire community. May his good memory be for a blessing.

  • Susan Londe

    Thinking of your family in this difficult time. I know Jerry had a special place in my dad’s heart. We are so fortunate that Jerry and Leonard brought our families together ?? With love, Susan, Michael, Marin & Samantha Londe

  • Brenda Raymon

    Dear PearlAnn and family I am so sorry to learn of Jerry’s death. He was a lovely person whom I have known most of my life and he will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences.

  • Doris & Marty Goldstein

    The Horowitz family was our backyard neighbors for many years and friends through many activities and causes in the community. I taught Michelle to swim and always enjoy seeing her as she grew up. Kerry was a true leader who cared deeply about this community; generous with his time and talent as well as with his means. Always a sincere greeting, wonderful smile and interest in other people. Everyone who was privileged to know him was blessed. Our thoughts and prayers to Pearlann and family.

  • Meta Miller

    My sincere condolences to your family.

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