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    Alan Michael Beychok

  • AGE



    Friday, August 05, 2022


    Monday, August 08, 2022


    2:30 PM




    • ❖ Mental health causes of one's choice


    Alan M. Beychok, 69 of Atlanta, GA departed on August 5.  Originally of Shreveport, LA, Alan was a highly respected marketer and entrepreneur, he enjoyed great success in both the packaged goods and hospitality industries before embarking on his own ventures where he was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.  Engaged in community through serving on the boards of Georgia Hillel, Museum of Design and an early sponsor of Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.  He was predeceased by Sam and Pearl Beychok (parents) and Marilyn Beychok Bloom (sister).  He is survived by loving wife Nancy Apatov, daughter Alexa, stepchildren Amanda Haley (ne Apatov), David Apatov and grandchild Ari.  Funeral to be held at Arlington Memorial Park, Sandy Springs, on Monday, August 8 at 2:30 with Rabbi Loren Lapidus of The Temple officiating.  Memorial donations may be made to mental health causes.

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  • Ann Weekley Simmons

    Nancy, we met briefly at your residence before Alan and I departed for a business meeting. I am so saddened to learn of Alan's passing. He was an exemplary businessman and person. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with him. I have you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Ann

  • The Shaws

    Deepest sympathy to your family during this difficult time. May Alan's memory be a blessing.

  • Carey, Dan, Jacob & Josh Beychok

    Dear Nancy, Alexa, Amanda, David and family, We are all truly saddened by the loss of cousin Alan and send our healing prayers your way. We so wish we could be there for you but travel isn't possible at this time. We hope in time your special memories of him become cherished treasures. Much love from Florida, we are here for you anytime.

  • Barry Murov

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Alan and I grew up together in Shreveport and spent many fun times together throughout high school. About three years ago, through a chance meeting at a basketball game, your son, David, and my son Jonah met. Somehow they made the connection between me and Alan. Alan and I had an enjoyable conversation afterward. That call reminded me of my fondness for Alan. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Steve and Elaine Kovner

    Photo of Alan and me when he visited us in San Antonio in July 2017

  • Steve and Elaine Kovner

    Elaine and I were friends with Alan during our SOFTY high school years. We have such fond memories of Alan. Alan and I were roommates at UT at Austin where we both attended engineering school. Even back then Alan had a plan to become an entrepreneur. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • Steven Stein

    Alan and I grew up together. Our fathers were best friends and business partners for many years. Alan was a good person and a very bright guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Ron & Jackie Nierman

    Such shocking and terrible news. Alan and I were lifelong friends growing up together. Please know that we are sending prayers to you all at such a sad time.

  • Ellen Goldsholl Rayner

    Alan and I grew up together in Shreveport and was devastated to learn of his passing away. My husband Harry Rayner and I are sending Alan’s family our love and deepest sympathy in this most difficult time.

  • Russ Shulkes

    Dear Nacncy. My deepest condolences to you and to your family on such a great loss. I met and supported students along side Alan when I worked at Hillels of Georgia. From the first time I met Alan, his warmth, humor and depth were always so clear. He surely will be missed. Baruch Dayan Emet. Russ

  • Mike Ferguson

    Alan was my close childhood friend and neighbor in Shreveport. We went to school together and played at each other’s homes. We lost touch after I moved to Texas and then to Asia, where I spent most of my adult life. We got reacquainted a few years ago through mutual friends, and had some long phone chats. We were looking forward to meeting again, and I’m really surprised by his sudden departure. Alan was accomplished in many areas, and knowledgeable on almost any subject you would want to discuss. My condolences to all his family and friends. Alan will be missed, but I know he is now at peace.

  • Michelle Wagner

    I had the opportunity to work with Alan at and am so sorry to hear this news. Sending healing thoughts to you all as you deal with this loss. Bless you all.

  • Renee Lieber

    I grew up in Shreveport. I remember Alan from his earliest days there. We attended religious school all the way through Confirmation, Youth Group, SoFTY, High School Graduation, and shared many of the same friends who went on to Tulane. Alan's parents were generous, caring, people who, in fact, invited me to share a day in Paris (I had been studying abroad during a high school summer). They were wonderful and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I extend my deepest condolences to Alan's wife, daughter and her family, and close friends. We were all lucky to have Alan in our lives.

  • Ellen Rayner

    Alan and I grew up together in Shreveport and were part of “ Softy” Where we shared our teenage years with our close knit group of friends. I cannot look back at my past without thinking about Alan And am thankful for having the opportunity to have shared our teenage years together. I was crushed to learn that Alan passed away and wanted to send my sympathy to his family and to express my deepest sorrow to his wife and daughter and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely and with prayers of love Ellen G Rayner Harry A Rayner

  • Jeanne Chatfield

    Nancy, Alexa & family, I’m so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing, I was deeply saddened to hear this news. Sending loving thoughts and prayers your way. Alan was a special person, friend, teacher and boss to me. I feel so fortunate to have worked with Alan, as he was brilliant, hardworking, generous, compassionate and had a great sense of humor. He will be missed by so many. Jeanne

  • Sarah Williams (Payne)

    Nancy & Family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Alan was very special to me. The boss I learned the most from. Years later, he would always check in with me and my family. I always felt blessed to have gotten so much time with him. I will always remember him for the hardworking, kind- hearted, mentor he was. I owe a good deal of my life to him. If you ever need anything, Rydal and I are here. After all, without Alan we would not have each other and two beautiful boys. Love and Light Sarah Williams

  • Betsy Deegan

    Alexa, Losing a loved one is absolutely devastating, and I am thinking of you and your family as you try to cope with such a terrible loss. I hope you can find some peace and turn to friends and family for comfort. My most heartfelt condolences.

  • Michael P. Williams

    Dear Nancy, Alexa and family it sadden me dearly to learn of Alan passing and I am praying for all of you and God will comfort you during this time and always. I worked for Alan 10 years in the Memphis Fulfillment Center and knew Alan to be a great marketing genius and entrepreneur. He will be missed.

  • Susan and Macy Hart

    Our hearts were saddened by the news of Alan’s death. My first meeting him was at Jacobs Camp in the early 70’s. We were all so young, energetic and fun. He was kind and caring- a great guy! I can’t remember how long ago it was that we had dinner with you both when we were in Atlanta. Memories will keep Alan alive in our hearts. May he always be a blessing.

  • Bob Zorowitz

    I am so sorry to hear of Alan's passing. I hope that the love that he had for his family--for Alexa, Nancy, Amanda and David and extended family--will provide some small measure of comfort in this very difficult time. (Photo from 2004)

  • Walter Purcell

    So sorry to learn of Alan's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sheila Bialek

    I am deeply saddened by this news. I worked for Alan at the Memphis facility for 5 years. He always showed me great kindness and compassion.

  • Donna and Doug Kallman

    We were so sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. Donna and I have fond memories of shared time with Alan at the Davis Academy. Alan was always welcoming and kind.

  • Nancy Thornton

    Nancy, I worked with Alan of and on for more than 20 years. I remember sitting on his office floor one Christmas Eve, writing headlines with him. It was a pleasure to participate in helping him grow his business. He gave me an opportunity to do what I love, earn a good living and have flexible schedule when my daughter was growing. My heart hurts for you and the children. May you experience peace in the days ahead. I’m glad I knew him

  • David Ensley

    Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Alan. I have some very fond memories or Alan and the adventures in Memphis and your home. You guys will be in our prayers. David

  • Harold & Hildy Schneider

    Our sincere condolences to the Beychok family. May his memory be a blessing!

  • Susan Berenson

    My deepest sympathies. Alan always championed my desire to continue my education. May you and you family find comfort in a stanza from a poem by Anne Brontë: Farewell to thee! But not farewell/ To all my fondest thoughts of thee:/ Within my heart they still shall dwell;/ And they shall cheer and comfort me.

  • Cheryl Bakos

    Dear Nancy, Alexa and family, wishing you comfort at this time. May Alan's memory be a blessing.

  • Steve Oppenheimer

    I send love and healing to Alan's family & friends. I met and worked with Alan (virtually) during or distanced COVID existence. He was kind, focus and committed to our work. Totally by coincidence ran in to one another in person last week while shopping and shared a good laugh finally meeting in person after 3 years. Rest in Peace.

  • David Geller

    Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your entire family. May his memory be a blessing. David

  • David Rogalski

    Dear Nancy, Alexa and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I learned so much from Alan and he will always be remembered as a mentor and father to all of his Benchmark Brands/FootSmart family. His caring, humor and drive will be remembered forever. I can only hope for peace and comfort during this time knowing that Alan is in a good place. With sympathy, Dave, Sandy, Harrison and Madison

  • Charles Lumpkin

    I’m wrecked. I loved Alan so much. I considered Alan a mentor and a good friend - one of my few good friends. He was always in my corner. I’m going to miss talking to him, I’ll miss our teasing, I’ll miss his advice, I’ll miss laughing with him. He was the only man who I’d consider a father figure since my own father passed in 2001. We were to have lunch tomorrow and instead I’ll be attending his funeral with you. I mourn with you, I cry and my heart aches. He was great man. I miss you already, brother.

  • Jessica Dingle

    I worked for Alan in various roles for over 15 years at Benchmark. Nancy , Alexa I send you wishes for peace and comfort during this time.

  • Sue and David Capilouto

    Nancy,Alexa, David and Amanda David and I were saddened to hear of Alan's passing. May his memories bring you comfort and strength. We are thinking of you all.

  • Barbara Slay

    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked for Alan for 18 years. May you find comfort in remembering some happy and fun memories.

  • Linda Selig

    Dear Nancy, I want to express my condolences to you and your family on this terrible loss. I served with Alan the Hillels of Georgia board and always admired him and appreciated his great contribution to the organization. He will be miss by so many whose lives he touched. With sympathy, Linda

  • Marty and Richard Alterman

    Richard and I were so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. He will be truly missed and may his memory be a blessing.

  • Ann and Mike Silver

    Nancy, Alexa and family, Words are inadequate at such a sad time. We have known Alan since our girls were in kindergarten, and he was always such a kind, generous and wonderful person. We are truly devastated at this terrible loss. We know you will miss him always, as will everyone who knew him. Our thoughts and love remain with you.

  • The Attman Family

    Our entire family was deeply saddened to hear of Alan‘s passing. We really enjoyed working with him over these last couple years. Alan liked to converse and he was never shy about telling you what he really thought. He was honest & smart. He absolutely knew how to successfully impact an online business. He spoke often about his family and he seemed to really enjoy when everyone was together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time. May his memory be a blessing

  • Terri Durand

    Very saddened by this. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Ann Streiffer

    Our hearts are with all of you on the loss of our friend Alan. We so enjoyed the time we spent together on his recent visits to New Orleans and our Dinner Zoom. We have such fond memories of our SOFTY high school days and will never forget you, Alan. Ann Zerlin Streiffer & Rick Streiffer

  • Yvonne Marheny

    Nancy, Alexa and family. Deep condolences. Praying for peace and light to surround you at this time.

  • Laurie and Jerry Margol

    Nancy, Alexa ,Amanda and Family- there just are no words to adequately express the profound sadness we feel…Please know our hearts are with you all at this time and always…

  • Shelley and Bruce Gaynes

    Sending love and comfort to the entire family. We are so saddened by this news. We always enjoyed sharing great conversations and a glass of wine together.

  • peter bickel

    Alan was a wonderful mentor to me. My sincerest condolences to the Beychok family on behalf of myself and my family. Peter Bickel

  • Sheri and David Whiteman

    Nancy, Alexa and Family- We are so truly wrecked and saddened by your loss. We are thinking of you all with much love.

  • Allen and Judy Soden

    We have such fond memories of Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  • Kenny Butler

    I was just thinking about Alan a few days ago. I wanted to call and thank him for the contributions and value that he added to my life. I will always appreciate Alan. He was one of a kind and I will always be grateful for having learned under him.

  • Marcia & Mark Miller

    Nancy, Alexa and family… You are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray the comfort of family and friends will help to ease your pain. Love, Marcia

  • Linda and Howard Reisman

    We were so very sorry to hear about Alan’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of out times in New Orleans when life was free and easy. Please know that we are thinking you and sending our sincerely condolences. May you find comfort the memories you share.

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