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    Barry Hyman

    Benjian Nachum ben Yisroel

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    Thursday, April 27, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Monday, May 01, 2023


    10:30 AM





    Barry Noel Hyman, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on April  27, 2023 of stroke-heart syndrome. He was born June 24, 1938 in Chicago, IL, to Annette Cooper Hyman and Irving B. Hyman. In 1945 the family moved to Miami, FL where Barry grew up, loving every moment. He became an Eagle Scout in 1952, an achievement of which he was always proud, and graduated from Miami High School in 1956. He then attended The University of Miami on a full scholarship. After three years of premed studies, he attended Duke University School of Medicine from which he received his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Hyman continued his medical training with an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University and Grady Hospital. He then served as an officer in the United States Air Force for two years. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding service in Osan, Korea in 1966. Upon completion of his service he returned to Atlanta for his residency in ophthalmology at Emory University. In 1968, during this residency, he married Ellen Balser. After the birth of their daughter, Laura, the family moved to Houston, Tx for additional training in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. With medical boards in both Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology, Dr. Hyman joined the staff of Baylor College of Medicine applying his expertise in both fields. By the time their second daughter, Karen, was born Houston had become home.

    Barry carved out an amazing career combining Medicine and Ophthalmology. He was appointed to be a member of the Joint National Committee of the National Institute of Health which provided the guidelines for the treatment and prevention of hypertension and was one of the earliest practitioners using Doppler Sonography, a bedside noninvasive method of the assessment of carotid artery disease. He was recognized as a specialist by the American Society of Hypertension, and was president of the American Society of Diabetes, Houston. He was published in numerous Peer Review Journals, served on many national committees and lectured and conducted symposiums throughout the country. All of his life he pursued learning and remained a prolific reader.

    Barry served on numerous committees at Congregation Beth Israel in Houston and was a founding board member of Holocaust Museum Houston. During their marriage Barry and Ellen enjoyed traveling to destinations all over the world. Barry sought the countries with Michelin three starred restaurants enjoying every one he visited. With his retirement in 2015, Barry and Ellen returned to Atlanta completing a full circle filled with happy years and wonderful memories.

    Dr. Hyman is survived by Ellen, his wife of 54+ years; his children Laura and Allen Graber of Atlanta, GA and Karen and Alan Schoellkopf of Dallas, TX; grandchildren Finn Graber and Eloise Graber of Atlanta and Mary Ellen Schoellkopf, Amelia Schoellkopf and Tripp Schoellkopf of Dallas; brothers and sisters in law, Jack and Pat Balser and Ron and Barbara Balser; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great great niece; plus a number of cousins and dear friends.

    In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Meyer and Roslyn Balser Tower of Jewish HomeLife, 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327-2108 or the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Dressler's, 770-451-4999

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  • Anita Schwartzman Karnibad

    My heartfelt feelings of the loss felt by the Hyman and Balser families. The happy memories will last forever .

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Ellen,Pat, Jack,Barbara,Ron and family,our heartfelt love and condolences. Barry was a member of a very special family. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Jill and Joe Segal

    Ellen and family, We’re so sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort at this difficult time.

  • Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal

    Our deep sympathy on the loss of your beloved Barry. Your families enriched his life. We hope, in time, memories for happy times together, will become consoling. Sent with love and admiration.

  • Sandy Cohn & Ruth Gershon

    Ellen: we are so sorry for your loss. You will have wonderful memories of your husband forever

  • Ramon and jody Franco

    Having known Barry since residency I can truly say that he is one of the most outstanding physicians that I have ever known. I followed him after he left Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada and saw what a superb job he did in taking care of patients. Those of us in Atlanta were lucky enough to get reacquainted with Barry and Ellen over the last few years and have cherished so many good times together. Barry's intellect, great sense of humor, and inspiration in overcoming so many challenges leaves us all with the best of his legacy. We hope that this give the family and friends the strength to overcome the pain of losing such a wonderful individual. May his memory be for a blessing. Much love, Ramon and Jody Franco

  • Kay Lee Werlin

    Sweet Ellen and Karen and Laura & family, Gene & I have such fond memories of Barry. He was a special man, husband, father & grandfather & a friend to so many Our thoughts & prayers are with u all at this difficult time. Know that we are sending big heartfelt hugs across the miles to you all. Love, Kay Lee

  • Gail Cohn

    Our sympathy for your loss. Gail and Harvey


    Ellen and family, my heart breaks for you all. I pray the love and memories of Barry will hold you in this difficult time. Sending lots of hugs and love to you. Elaine Diamond

  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Dear Ellen and family. Barry was an extraordinary man. Sending special love to you all. ?? May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul. You are in may thoughts and prayers. Xoxo

  • Clarice Oser Parver

    Ellen & family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the memories of your dear husband live on forever in your hearts.

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