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    Pete Fishman

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    Sunday, March 26, 2023 (Before Sunset)








    R. Peter Fishman, 81, died on Sunday, March 26, 2023, surrounded by his family. Peter was the beloved son of Frieda and Harry Fishman, who immigrated to the United States after fleeing Nazi-controlled Austria.

    Born in Hammond, Indiana, Peter moved to Georgia, where he studied accounting at the University of Georgia. He was a brother in the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

    After graduation, Peter moved to Atlanta to become a CPA, and started his own practice, Fishman and Company, which he operated for over forty years. Peter contributed to and served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Shriners, the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, and the Atlanta Jewish Federation. He had an enormously big heart.

    Peter is survived by four children, Mark Fishman (Joanna), Jill George (the late Art George), Jared Fishman (Fiona Macaulay), and Rachel Rimer (Mark); eight grandchildren, Mia, Arabella, Juliet, Cooper, Ethan, Izzy, Jackson, Spencer; his wife, Barbara “Babz” Jacoby Fishman, and her children, David Jacoby (Cindy), and Ryan Jacoby (Sarah), and their children, Molly, Chloe, Jack and Simon.

    Peter loved traveling the world, and had particularly memorable adventures and celebrations in Israel, Gaza, Jordan, Morocco, Italy, Turkey, Costa Rica, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and others.

    The Fishman family is immensely thankful for the close friends who have provided support throughout Peter’s life. Memorial donations can be sent to The Breman Jewish Heritage Museum.


    A private family service will be held. He will be buried next to his late wife of 34-years, Barbara Elias Fishman. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • Kerri and Jeffrey Snow

    We are so saddened by Peter’s death. We remember all the fun times when Jared and Eileen along with Jeremy, spent endless hours with each other. We miss Barbara since her passing. May their memories be a blessing to all who knew them. Peter leaves a great legacy in his children and his grands. Our thoughts and hearts are with his family. in love & peace~ Kerri and Jeffrey Snow

  • Barbara Mays and Meredith Myers

    Rachel, Meredith and I were so sorry to hear about your Dad. You know he loved you all unconditionally. Hopefully the memories of all of the good times, make you smile and lessen the pain in the days ahead. Sending BIG HUGS!

  • Janis and Harold Kirtz

    We are so sorry to hear of Peter's death. He was a delightful man and will be missed. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Bill & Deb Nefsky

    Deb and I send our best wishes and condolences to all of the Fishman family. I met Pete several years ago when both of us had in common ownership of several different properties on the Hammond Drive corridor. Pete was an educated and bright individual who was very helpful in navigating the many matters that came up with the area. He will be missed! Rest in peace!

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