Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Gerald (Jerry) Horowitz

    Yussel Dovid ben Moshe

  • AGE

    83

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Wednesday, July 27, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Friday, July 29, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    1:00 PM

  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    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

  • DONATIONS

    • ❖ 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

  • OBITUARY

    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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  • The Dressler Family

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

  • Meta Miller

    My sincere condolences to your family.


  • Mindi & Richard Bressler

    PearlAnn, Scott and Michelle, Sending our love and condolences. What a Mensch Jerry was in every way! A tremendous loss for you, your family and the entire Atlanta community. We will miss his ever present smile! Love, Mindi & Richard


  • Gail and Michael Habif

    PearlAnn and family, We are saddened to learn about Jerry’s passing. He was an amazing man and an incredible contributor to Atlanta and our the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory always be a blessing. With love, Gail and Michael


  • Sid, Laurie and Todd Besmertnik

    To Pearlann, Scott, and Michelle . We are so sorry for Gerry's passing. He did so much for our community. But his memory will be for a blessing. Michelle, as we talked about it is painful, but stay with all the great memories.


  • Merrill & Sheila Wynne

    Dear Pearl Ann &Family. We are so sad to hear of your loss. Jerry was a wonderful person and always met all with a smile. He was a leader in the Atlanta Jewish Community and we have all benefited greatly from his leadership . May his memory be a blessing to all who knew and loved Jerry. Sheila & Merrill


  • Elaine and Jerry

    Dearest Pearlann, Michelle, Scott and the families- Jerry did so much for our community and the world. He was president of the Federation during a most difficult time for Israel, president of the Jewish Home and in his youth, his class at Tulane. He made a real difference for so many And a wonderful father, husband and friend. We know his name is a blessing


  • Patty Morrison

    My heart goes out to all of you. Jerry did so much for the community and will be remembered always. You are all very special to me. I send love to all the family at this most difficult time.


  • Marsha Rosing

    My heartfelt condolences to all of Jerry’s family and friends.


  • Marsha Rosing

    My heartfelt condolences to all of Jerry’s family and friends.


  • Shelly and Allen Dollar

    Sending love. Michelle- may your dad's memory always be a blessing. Pearl Ann and family- we were so sad to hear of Jerry's passing.


  • Linda and Richard Bressler

    Dear Horowitz Family, We send you our sincere condolences and know you are in our thoughts.


  • Marci Ball and Steve Alterman

    Dear Pearl Ann and family, Sending our deepest condolences. Jerry will be missed by many.


  • Staci and Matt Brill

    Jerry was a legend with a gentleman’s twinkle in his eye. This is how we will remember him. Sending strength and love.


  • Sandy a d Dave Abrams

    Dear Pearlann,Scott and Michelle, Our community lost a truly dynamic dedicated member today. Jerry’s memory will forever live among us all . Sandy and Dave


  • Richard Krebs

    Pealann, I am so sad to hear of Jerry's passing. He was one of the most sincere, friendly people I have known and he will be missed by your family and the entire Atlanta Jewish Community.


  • Cecile WaronkerDear

    Dear Michelle. So sorry to learn of your father’s passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family love Mrs Waronker


  • Anita & Max Eidex

    Pearl Anne and family….. Our condolences on his passing. The wonderful memories of his contributions to the Jewish & Atlanta community will long be remembered. May the good memories of your life together sustain you.


  • Ann Levin

    Pearlann, Scott & Michelle, Not only is Jerry's passing a great loss to you but to the entire community as well. I will always think of him with that wonderful smile. Sending hugs and love, Ann


  • Nancy Isenberg

    Pearl Ann It is with such sadness that unjust read this announcement What a wonderful man and community activist I will always remember his wonderful smile and great generosity of spirit May his memory always be for a blessing


  • Phyllis Cohen

    A tremendous loss of a tremendous man whose impact was also tremendous. May he rest in peace now. My heartfelt condolences to Pearlann and the entire family.


  • Arlene Tauber

    We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a wonderful friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Fondly, Arlene and Morty Tauber


  • Arlene Tauber

    We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. He was a wonderful friend and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Fondly, Arlene and Morty Tauber


  • Bev Aaron

    Dear Pearlann and family, I am saddened to learn of Jerry’s passing Jerry was a blessing to his family and the Atlanta community through his and your generous giving. Truly a mensch. May you loving memories bring you comfort.


  • Amy and Robert Arogeti

    Jerry was such a wonderful human being always helping people in need. He was a pied piper in the philanthropic world leading all his admirers to do tikkun olam, making the world a better place for the next generation. May his memory always be for a blessing.


  • Ann & Michael Kay

    Pearlann We are sad to learn of Jerry's death. There was not a time when we were with Jerry that he didn't make us welcome. His boundless energy was contagious. Jerry & Michael were charter members of ROMEOS and Michael came back from each lunch talking about what he learned from Jerry. May his memory be for a blessing.


  • Martha Jo and jerry Katz

    Dearest Pearlann, Scott, Michelle and family, Thinking of you and sending love along with deepest sympathy. May the good memories of Jerry and his remarkable life bring comfort and peace. love you.......


  • Paul Posner Social Circle, Ga.

    Pearl Anne I was shocked to read about Jerry's death. As you know we have known each other, about 80 years. From Elementary to High School Graduation. I will continue to think about the good times.


  • Stephen and Candy Berman

    This is indeed a sad moment for not only the Horowitz family but for the entire AtlantaJewish Community. Jerry’s contributions, not only as Federation President but also as Jewish Home President, will be very difficult to duplicate. He was the consummate leader and mentor to all. May his memory be a blessing and may we all continue to practice and instill in others his many teachings. Our prayers are with Pearl Ann, Scott, Michelle, and his extended family.


  • OSCAR & KAREN GRABLOWSKY

    CONDOLENCES TO PEARL ANN & THE ENTIRE HOROWITZ FAMILY . I HAVE KNOWN JERRY FOR MANY YEARS & APPRECIATED HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ATLANTA JEWISH COMMUNITY


  • JOEL BUTLER

    So sorry to hear this. Jerry was a wonderful person and contributed so much to the Atlanta community. We grew up together on Boulevard over 70 years ago and have been friends during that period. He will certainly be missed by the entire community.


  • JOEL BUTLER

    So sorry to hear this. Jerry was a wonderful person and contributed so much to the Atlanta community. We grew up together on Boulevard over 70 years ago and have been friends during that period. He will certainly be missed by the entire community.


  • Lynn B Friedman

    Dear Pearl Ann and Family, Memories of Jerry's smile lighting up a room are always dominant in my mind when I see his name. May the hundreds of other pleasant memories rise to the top of your minds as the days go by now. With affection, Lynn


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