Deceased Information


    G. Marc Hamburger

  • AGE



    Tuesday, March 07, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Friday, March 10, 2023


    10:00 AM




    Shiva will be held at the home of Deedee and Marc Hamburger on Sunday, March 12 at 5:30 pm.


    • ❖ Camp Coleman

      URJ Camp Coleman, 1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350

      Checks should be made payable to Union for Reform Judaism
    • The Temple

      1589 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309


    Gerald Marc Hamburger, born January 15, 1943, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2023. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Marc was a true gentleman who was passionate about life and all that it offered. Marc was born in Baltimore, Maryland to loving parents Alvin and Dorothy Hamburger. The family moved to Atlanta, Georgia as a child where he grew up and lived most of his entire adult life aside from college attendance at Vanderbilt University and graduate school at The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
    Marc was a loyal and devoted friend, and had built many deep friendships throughout his life, including those made while growing up as a child on East Wood Valley Road in Atlanta, his loyal ZBT fraternity brothers, and his fellow classic car enthusiasts from the Pierce-Arrow Automotive Society. In 1970, Marc married Nancy Fern Robbins with whom he had his two children, Robert and Katherine.
    Marc was a man of great professionalism, exemplified by his tenure of 33 years at Coca-Cola as VP of Marketing and commitment to the community volunteerism and mentorship after his retirement. He was also a lifelong supporter of Camp Coleman, a Jewish overnight camp which Marc's father was a founding member, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, and multiple organizations in support of the state of Israel. Marc was known for his eloquence, his love of language, and his congenial nature, and was the beloved patriarch of his family. He was a devoted husband to his wife Deedee and an adoring father and grandfather to his children Robert (Tanya), Katherine (Hal) and granddaughters Evelyn and Addie. He was also a loving, generous bonus dad and grandfather to Carrie Leavitt (David Mann), Rich Zatcoff (Farrah), David, Noah and Chloe Leavitt and Eli and Hannah Zatcoff.
    Marc's family was the focus of everything he did and his most important priority, whether he was giving sage advice, supporting family members in times of need, or hosting the annual family vacation at the beach or in the mountains. In addition to his parents, Marc was predeceased by his brother, Alan Hamburger.
    Special thanks to Marlene Handley, Deedee and Marc's devoted and caring friend and household manager. The family requests that any contributions in Marc's memory be directed to Camp Coleman by mail to: URJ Camp Coleman, 1580 Spalding Drive, Atlanta, GA 30350. Checks should be made payable to Union for Reform Judaism. Alternatively, donations may be made to The Temple in Marc's honor. The donation can be sent and the funeral services will be held at The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. The funeral will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 10th. At the request of the family, graveside services will be limited to immediate family only. Marc always had a kind word and a warm smile, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.


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  • Tanya Jacobson

    deedee, Scott and I are so sorry to hear of marc's passing.. wishing you fond memories always he will surely be missed be all those who loved him.

  • Steve Seawell

    I am very sorry to hear about Marc. he was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed stopping by your home and visiting with both of you Steve Seawell Atlanta police dept

  • Sara Lee Saperstein

    Dear DeeDee, Robert, Catherine and all the Lichtensteins, I send my deepest love and sympathy to you on this devastating loss. Marc and I shared a treasured multigenerational friendship that included so many good times. He was the best—wonderful, smart and thoughtful— and I know how much he loved all of you. My heart goes out to you and I sincerely hope that cherished memories will help to sustain you at this difficult time.

  • Paul Morris

    My deepest sympathy to Deedee and Marc's family. I knew Marc through the Pierce-Arrow Society for over 40 years and always deeply respected him. He was a true gentleman in every sense.

  • Jay And Elise Empel

    We are sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times.

  • Jean and Larry Smothers

    We knew Marc through the Pierce Arrow Society. Enjoyed our visits at numerous PA events. We will miss him. Prayers to family and friends.

  • Benjamin & Linnea Oakes

    Our sincerest condolences to Deedee and the entire family. Wishing you loving memories to forever hold in your heart

  • Dave and Donna White

    Dear Deedee, Dave and I were so sorry to hear of Marc's passing. We are happy to have our memories of fun times with you both at the Pierce-Arrow meets. Marc will be missed by all of us. Our sympathies to you and your family.

  • Janie Silvers

    Dear DeeDee, Robert. Catherine and extended family, I was so saddened to hear of Marc’s passing. He was such a lovely person and a true Southern Gentleman. I knew and loved Dot and his Aunt and Uncle. I cherish his friendship I hope all your wonderful memories will help somewhat during this very difficult time. With deepest sympathy.

  • Jack Arogeti

    My first professional meeting with Marc was in July 1991 when he was point man on the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for The Coca-Cola Company. Professionally, Marc was all you'd expect from the smartest marketers on the planet with the richest tradition of Olympic sponsorships. Personally, he was kind, thoughtful and helped us advance to the next presentation to CEO Doug Ivester and his Executive Olympic team. I can only imagine Marc's contributions over 30 years plus for The Coca-Cola Company. God bless Marc and all those he loved so much. He'll long be remembered by countless friends he made - and helped - at McCann-Erickson all those years ago.

  • Tony and Claire Zappone

    Dear DeeDee, Tony and I were shocked and saddened by Marc's sudden death. We're grateful, however, that we were able to spend time with you both recently in Charleston. Our hearts go out to you and your family. He was a very special person!

  • Melinda Tinsley

    To the Hamburger Family - I am very sorry to learn of Marc's passing. I worked with him for a few years in Coca-Cola Olympics Planning. He was a brilliant man with an incredible knowledge of Olympic history, and his beautiful Pierce-Arrows. I pray the comfort of God will help you through this difficult time, and may your loving memories bring you peace and strength in the days to come.

  • Connie Kirk Jacobs

    I remember Marc as a child growing up. We lived on North Wood Valley, just up the street from the Hamburgers. Marc was older than I was, but I remember him and hid parents very well, as well as his brother Alan. May he be inscribed as a blessing in the Book of Life, and may G-d brig you peace and comfort at this time.

  • Ann Levin

    DeeDee, I am so sorry for your loss. Treasure your beautiful memories. Sending hugs and love. Ann

  • Carole and Joel Berenson

    We are saddened to learn of the passing of an old friend and neighbor. He was very bright, gracious and kindly. He will be missed. Our deep condolences to Deedee, Robert, Katherine and Evelyn and Addie

  • Sandra Mislow

    DeeDee, sending heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family.

  • Stephen & Sandra Rich

    So sorry to hear of Marc's passing. We were friends growing up and then at Coca-Cola. A sweet, genuine man. Take solice in all the wonderful memories.

  • Toni Adler

    Dear DeeDee. Joel and I were so upset this morning when we heard the sad news. Our hears go to all the family. It was a joy to be with both of you and we will miss him dearly. May his name be a blessing for all your family and many friends. Toni and Joel

  • Carla Silver

    Dear Dede, I was so sad to hear about Marc’s death. He was so warm and friendly and a true Gentleman! I have many fond memories of him growing up. Arthur joins me in sending our deepest sympathy. Fondly, Carla

  • Cory & Alan Begner

    Dear Robert, Katherine & family, We are thinking of you and are so sorry that you've lost your dad. We still fondly remember Alan and wish we'd known your dad as well. May his memory be a blessing. We send our love.

  • Michele and Bob Fischbach

    Deedee, so sorry to hear of your loss. While I didn’t know Marc very well, I know you very well so I’m sure he was a great person. My condolences to you and the rest of your combined family.

  • Lew and Phyllis Kravitz

    So sorry to hear of Marc's death. We send our heartfelt condolences to all the family.

  • Ann Olim

    Dear Hamburger Family, I am so sorry for your loss but will remember How friendly and genuine Marc was whenever we met.

  • Lynn B Friedman

    Marc was one of those special people whose smile lit up every room he entered. I met him when he and my husband, Murray Friedman (z"l) worked at Coca-Cola at the same time. May you find comfort in the many special memories of time spent together. And may he rest in peace. L.

  • Robin & Phillip Medintz

    Oh dear Deedee. Words cannot express our sorrow and shock over your loss of Marc. He was indeed a deeply loved and respected member of your family as well as the Jewish community.Deedee, he meant everything to you and we are beyond sorry to have to be writing this to you. May you be blessed by his legacy of love, friendship and kindness by all who were fortunate to know him. Love,Robin & Phillip

  • Jennie and Macy Moret

    Dear Deedee: We send our condolences to you and family. May happy memories with Marc help you through this difficult time.

  • Helen Kraus

    Deedee, I am so sorry for your loss and hope his wonderful memories will comfort you at this very difficult time

  • Ramon and Jody Franco

    Dear Deedee, Marc was a person who stands out in our memory as the ideal of a gentleman, a knowledgeable and and caring individual of the highest character. we are so sorry for your loss and what a loss his passing will be to so many. May his name be for a blessing.

  • Phil Kranz

    Sad news on the loss of a wonderful friend. Marc was a gentleman in every aspect, a kind and decent human being. I will miss his smile snd his company. My sympathies go out to his family, so many members of whom are people I cherish.

  • Elliott and Pescha Penso

    Marc was a friend of my late sister (Roz) at Vandy. Spent some fun times in the ZBT house as a high school freshman thanks to him. Deepest Sympathies to the Family!

  • Phyllis adilman

    Dear DeeDee, I was so sorry to hear about Marc. He was such a dear man. I met him many many years ago when he lived with Tom. He was always up to something interesting, unusual, and wonderful. He will be missed by so many. So sorry for your loss. Fondly Phyllis

  • Linda Marks Shapiro

    DeeDee, Robert, Kathryn, and family. Our parents were friends and Marc and I have been dear friends since we were twelve. I shall miss him so very much. Please, know how much he loved all of you and the children and grands of your blended family. I will keep him in my heart, here, in Greensboro, and always remember his family. We Surround you with love and support. Jerry and Linda Marks Shapiro

  • Emily Sanders

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Marc was an early mentor of mine at Coca-Cola in the early 1980’s and it was he who led us to The Temple. It was also so nice being able to meet his late parents Dorothy & Alvin. May Marc’s memory be a blessing.

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