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    Allan Irwin Scher

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    Monday, April 03, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, April 04, 2023


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    Allan Irwin Scher

    Eliyahu ben Avraham Wolf

    11/21/1942 - 04/03/2023

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Allan Irwin Scher, 80, who left this world surrounded by his family.  Allan was born in Richmond, Va., to William (z”l) and Mary Feldman Scher (z”l). He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, and was a member of Phi Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Ga Tech Marching Band. During that time he met Roberta, his wife of 56 years. He graduated from Ga Tech in 1965 with honors and a degree in electrical engineering. He was immediately recruited by IBM and remained there for 35 years progressing in roles from systems engineer to nationally recognized and awarded senior systems engineer, project manager and training lecturer until his retirement. 

    After retirement, Allan found a way to combine his love of technology and travel as a guest computer lecturer on Crystal Cruises, where he and his wife enjoyed traveling the world together for over 10 years.

    Allan lived in Toco Hills, where he kept busy with his family, shul, Torah learning, and numerous volunteer projects. He helped local elementary school teachers and students with website development and tech support. He served as President of Beth Jacob Synagogue; Board Member and Treasurer of the New Brittany Homeowners Association, Board Member of Torah Day School of Atlanta, Beth Jacob Legacy Committee member, and Certified Emergency Team Responder. Allan received the President’s Points of Light award for his volunteer services.

    Allan was gifted with technical knowledge and expertise that he used to help anyone and everyone when they had computer or other technology issues. Allan will be remembered by his quiet kindness, sense of humor, devotion to his friends and family, leadership, loyalty, humility, and dependability. We are grateful for the love, strength, stability, and wisdom he imparted to us all. 

    Allan is survived by his beloved wife, Roberta, children Marcy (Neil) Kalnitz of Atlanta,  Andrea (Eric) Proser of Sandy Springs, and Rabbi Yitzchak Mitchell Scher (Aliza) of Silver Spring, Maryland. Zaydie is also survived and loved by 13 grandchildren: Samuel, Shira (Sam Wachtel) and Noah Kalnitz; Ian and Alexa Proser; Shaya, Sara, Rivka, Bracha, Tehilla, Levi, Malka and Rina Scher; and great-granddaughter Emunah Wachtel. He is remembered with love by his twin brother, Barry (Olga) Scher and brother-in-law Helmut Petersiel,  and by numerous nieces, nephews, dear family and friends. He was preceded in death by his doting sister, Iris Petersiel (z”l).

    Donations in Allan’s memory can be made to Beth Jacob Atlanta, Torah Day School of Atlanta, or Atlanta Scholars Kollel. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.

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  • Lorraine Watkins

    Dear Roberta, It is only now that we have read of Allan’s passing, and would like to send you and your family , our deepest condolences. May his memory be ask a blessing and May you and your family only celebrate simchas in the future. Fondly, Lorraine and David

  • Stephanie Copeland

    Roberta, Sam, and the entire family. I am sending prayers your way. Remember all the good times spent with Allan.

  • Martin Stub

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Judy Bernhardt Glatzer

    Dear Roberta & Family Thinking of you today & May G-d be with you, at this Very SAD Time. Deepest Sympathy from Rockville.

  • Jean Cooper

    Roberta, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands death. My con

  • Jean Cooper

    Roberta, I am so sorry to learn of your husbands death. I send condolences to you and your family.

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    Roberta and family,so sorry for the loss of Allan! Thinking of you during this difficult time.May Allan’s name be a blessing!With much love,Jeannine and Aaron

  • Chuck Simon

    Roberta, I'm so saddened by Allan's passing. We've had a 40 + year history as the Scher family barber and dear longtime friends. Becky and I wish you peace and fond memories in the coming days.

  • Linda Miller

    Roberta and family,I’m so sorry for your loss of your wonderful husband,father,grandfather and great grandfather.May he rest in peace and his memory be a blessing.He was your gift

  • Rona Seidel

    Dear Roberta and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending condolences and hugs.

  • Arlene Marcus

    Roberta, I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s death.I wish you strength during this time. .

  • Phyllis M. Cohen

    Oh Roberta, I'm so sorry to read about Allan's passing. I remember his sweet smile and what a kind man he was. You were such a devoted couple, and I know how deep this loss and void is for you and the family. Wishing you strength and solace knowing he enjoyed life fully and made a difference to so many. Thinking of you and sending big hugs...

  • Doreen Hartman

    Dear Roberta, You and Allan hold a very special place in my heart. He was a kind, thoughtful gentle man. You and the family are in my thoughts. Much love your way.

  • Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal

    Dear Roberta - Our deep sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved Allan. We are grateful and the community enriched by the legacy he leaves us in you, your families, and his descendants. His name is for a blessing. With friendship, Elaine and Jerry

  • Bev Aaron

    Dear Roberta, Though I didn’t know, Allan, he was blessed with love and a wonderful family. You and your family are in my heart and prayers.

  • Barry Hyman

    May our old neighbor’s name be a blessing. We will include his family In our prayers. Sylvia and Barry

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