Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Robert (Bob) Maran

    Aharon ben Simcha

  • AGE

    98

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Monday, September 12, 2022 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Tuesday, September 13, 2022

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    2:30 PM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • FUNERAL STREAM

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  • SHIVA INFORMATION

    Shiva services will be held Tuesday-Thursday, 9/13-15, and Sunday, 9/18, at 7:30 pm.

    Tuesday and Sunday services will be held at the home of Scott and Vicki Maran.

    Wednesday and Thursday services will be held at the home of Mindy and David Ellin.

    Additionally, the family will be accepting visitors at Huntcliff Summit, 8592 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350, on Wednesday, 9/14, and Sunday, 9/18, from 2-4 pm.

    Morning minyan will also be held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9/14-16, and Monday morning, 9/19, at 7 am, and Sunday morning, 9/18, at 8 am at the home of Scott and Vicki Maran. For questions or further location details, please reach out to Vicki Maran at (404) 388-9382 or Mindy Ellin at (770) 885-5632

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  • OBITUARY

    Aaron Robert “Bob” Maran of Atlanta, Georgia, died on September 12, 2022.

    He was born on March 4, 1924, in Waterbury, Connecticut to Russian immigrants, Samuel and Mathilda (Selikoff) Maran. At age 18, he joined his two brothers to serve in World War II. He was a Staff Sergeant and served in Europe, including at the Battle of the Bulge. He was also deployed to the Pacific but landed just as the war ended. He stayed to help with the occupation and reconstruction of Japan.

    After the war, Bob attended New York University, where he served as President of the School of Commerce Student Council. He went on to have a long career as a manufacturers’ representative in the women’s clothing industry. He traveled the country, had close relationships with his fellow salesmen, and served as President of the Southeastern Travelers Association.

    He met the love of his life, his “beautiful bride” Suzanne Goodman in 1957 on Miami Beach. After nine consecutive dates he proposed, and they married four months later. Together, they built their life in Atlanta, enjoying wonderful friendships and shaping Atlanta’s Jewish Community. He served in many local organizations including Congregation Beth Jacob as President.

    Later in life, Bob became very active with the Atlanta Chapter of the Jewish War Veterans.  On every Memorial and Veterans Day, he could be seen selling poppies at a neighborhood Kroger raising funds for the VA Hospital. He personally raised tens of thousands of dollars and, along with Sue, they volunteered at the VA on an almost weekly basis.

    Bob was predeceased by his beloved parents and nine siblings. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Suzanne Goodman Maran; children, Mindy (David) Ellin, Scott (Vicki) Maran, and Jeff Maran; five grandchildren, Caryn Monat, Jonathan Ellin, Marissa (John) Kiser, Cory (Mallory) Maran, and Bradley Maran. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, with whom he shared many cherished relationships and was also considered a family patriarch.

    The funeral will be held at 2:30 pm at Crest Lawn Memorial Park on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:

    Congregation Beth Jacob |1855 LaVista Road | Atlanta, GA 30329

    Jewish War Veterans Post 112 | P.O. Box 1566 | Roswell, GA  30077

    -or-

    A charity of your choice

    Arrangements by Dressler’s 770-451-4999

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  • Gail Cohn

    Dear Sue, Mindy and families, My memories of Bob and your families are wonderful ones .Bob's kindness was always a treasure for me. I am so sorry for your loss and I send my heartfelt sympathy.


  • Marcie and Barry Kiffler

    Sue, Minde, Jeff and family, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great mensch and friend to Uncle Alex. His memory will always be for a blessing.


  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Sue and family, Sending our heartfelt condolences . May his memory be a blessing .


  • Bob and Harriet Berlin

    Our sincerest heartfelt condolences to Sue and Family. Bob will be strongly missed.


  • Madolin Seldes

    Sue, Larry and I are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We really enjoyed working with you both at the VA.


  • Jill Auerbach

    Bob was such a kind, wonderful person. What a loss for his family and friends. We always appricated how nice Bob was to my dad, Bo Auerbach, during his later years. May a lifetime of memories bring comfort and blessings.


  • Tom Christopher

    Bob is the father of my next door neighbor Mindy. I met Bob 29 years ago, and instantly became friends. We would share military stories of our past, and I had so much respect for him, and still do. He epitomized what was so special about the Greatest Generation, and I’m so thankful for all of them. I’m also thankful for his family that I got to know. Thank you Bob. Tom Christopher


  • Ron and Maddy Urken

    Dear Sue and family We are so sorry to hear of your loss Bob may have been short in stature but big in menshkite.


  • Ann and Mike Silver

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. This is such a deep and devastating loss and we send our condolences.


  • Ann and Mel Berss

    Dear Sue, Our heartfelt condolences. Seeing you & your forever young Bob over the years always made us smile. Such a special man & couple. Bob was full of joy and was a delight to know. May his beautiful life be a comfort to you & your family. Love to you,Sue. Ann & Mel Berss


  • Helen Scherrer-Diamond and David Diamond

    Sue, Mindy, Scott, Jeff, and Family. Please know we are thinking of all of you and hope you find peace and comfort in the happy memories you share. Bob (z"l) will be missed by so many of us, whose lives he touched in such a special way. His Honorary Military Funeral truly paid tribute to such a great man. We would like to mention that David would not be here today if Sue and Bob had not introduced his parents, Ann and Norman. Your family has made a lasting, loving, and meaningful impression on us and our lives.


  • Joyce Tenenbaum Shevin

    Mindy, Scott and Jeff, Sending my love and strength at this time. May the wonderful memories of your father serve as a comfort and a blessing to you and your family.


  • Gloria and Harvey Merlin

    So sorry to hear the sad news. May his legacy be a blessing.


  • Steve Horowitz

    Bob was a really good nuh shama in many respects. My most vivid memory of him was singing proudly in the High Holiday Beth Jacob choir. Sending sincere sympathy to the family.


  • Jean Cooper

    We are saddened to hear of your loss Jean &Jerry Ccper


  • Sally Kaplan

    Sue, so sorry for your loss. May Bob rest in peace.


  • Sam Benator

    Sue and Family. So sorry about Bob. He was an inspiration to me for all that he did for the veterans at the VA. Sam & Ann Benator


  • Juli Itzkovitz

    You spoke often and kindly of your dad. Relish in the wonderful memories.


  • Dana Horowitz

    I'm so sorry to hear the news, he always had a smile on his face. Sending my love to the entire family.


  • Randi Lovinger-Strumlauf

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Your dad was such a sweet man. He always wore a smile and had a gentle nature about him.


  • Howard Robinowich

    Me and Liz are so sorry to hear about your Dad.


  • Sheldon Berch

    What a very sweet man. Enjoyed living next door for years.


  • David Rodberg

    I will forever be honored to have met and gotten to know Bob. He was a man who was dedicated to his family, his beloved Post112 and passionate about life. May you Rest In Peace.


  • Cohen Taylor

    Sending my deepest condolences.


  • Marlene,Chet, and Gordon Yancey

    May his memory be a blessing. So sorry for this enormous loss.


  • Susan Dreyer Nichols

    Literally, one of Dad’s oldest and dearest friends. I always knew him with a smile on his face. Such a sweet man. My thoughts and heart felt sympathy go out to all of you.


  • Ernestene Dreyer

    Dearest Sue, I am so sorry to hear about Bob. So many fun times we had together. My sincere sympathy to all the family. With much love. Ernie


  • Barbara & Dick Planer

    Dear Sue, our sincere sympathy and thoughts go out to you and your family on your loss of Bob. Barbara & Dick


  • Mimi Siegel

    Sorry for your loss. Bob was a great man. Many hugs Mimi Siegel


  • Jody Diamond

    Sue,Mindy, Scott, & Jeff - I am so sorry to hear this. So many years of BBYO and family get togethers will always be remembered. You Dad was truly a blessing.


  • gladys hirsch

    SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT BOB HE WILL BE MISSED HE WAS SO KIND AND SWEET AND ALWAYS WITH A SMILE. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AND I SEND MY LOVE GLADYS


  • Marcy Steinberg

    I'm so sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. He was a very important part of my life growing up. Please know that he will truly be missed. Much love


  • Dana Paru

    My sincere condolences to the entire family! Uncle Bob had a heart of gold, I have beautiful memories of him. Sending love and prayers always! Dana Paru


  • Terri and Eric Jacobson

    We are sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Jeff (and family). He had many wonderful years with you all. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.


  • Tiffany Rosetti

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Sue, Jeff, Mindy and Scott - I am thinking of you during this difficult time.


  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. I used enjoy talking to him when I went to Synagogue. Sue, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Carl


  • Andy Siegel

    Aunt Sue, Mindy, Scott, Jeff and families, I'm so very sorry to hear of Uncle Bob's passing. I have so many fond memories of all of us being together on so many happy occasions over the years. Our families are so intertwined. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. May his memory be for a blessing. With Love, Andy


  • Janice Perlis Ellin Richard Ellin

    The embodiment of a mensch. A wonderful man who was so grateful for his family and his community. May his memory be for a blessing.


  • Bev Saltzman Lewyn

    Marc and I are so sad to hear this news. What a wonderful man he was. We know his memory will be a blessing. Baruch Dayan HaEmet.