Deceased Information


    Robert Nemo


  • AGE



    Saturday, May 06, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Tuesday, May 09, 2023


    12:00 PM



    Robert S. Nemo, beloved Atlanta Jewish community member, passed away May 6, 2023.  Robert (affectionately known as “Bob”), 86, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and his master’s degree at the University of Illinois.

    Bob met his wife, Carol Breman Nemo of Atlanta, at Ohio State, on their very first day on campus, and they got married three years later.  The couple lived in Ohio for three years before moving back to Atlanta where they lived for the rest of Bob’s life.  Professionally, Bob owned several Ace Hardware stores for nearly thirty years.  His favorite thing was working on the floor with customers and helping them with their hardware needs.  Bob especially loved the holiday season, as he loved to help people with their Christmas lights, ornaments and decorations.  Bob also loved opera: he loved listening to and attending operas, and then became an “extra” in the Atlanta Opera for many years and ultimately became a tour guide at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  Bob and Carol loved to spend time at their pied-à-terre in New York City, taking in more opera, Broadway shows and volunteering on Tuesday mornings in Central Park.

    Bob was an active community volunteer and trusted sage advisor his whole adult life.  Bob served with the Red Cross for over 20 years, assisting in disasters such as Hurricane Hugo in Charleston, SC, and many others.  Closer to home, Bob served in many leadership positions at The Temple, including the Temple Night Shelter for Homeless Couples and The Temple Board of Trustees, The Breman Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. 

    From the time he was in college, Bob collected beer bottles, ending with an impressive collection of over 3,000 bottles from all over the world. Bob had them all computerized by country and displayed on shelves all around his office.  Bob also enjoyed many weekends marching with the Marching Abominables, a colorful, costumed community band, which performed at parades and festivals all over Atlanta. And finally Bob loved all domestic pets, from dogs to parrots to monkeys and even bees!

    Bob will be remembered for his kind heart, brilliant business acumen and funny one-liners.  Bob will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

    Bob is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Roberta Nemo; son Dan (Tamara) Nemo; grandchildren, Avery Nemo and Will Nemo; brother Edward (Ann) Nemo; nephews Benjamin (Tatiana) Nemo and Jonathan (Cynthia) Nemo; nieces Michelle (Jimy) Salmans, Jennifer (David) Pelcyger, Sybil Breman, and nephew Joseph (Galit) Breman; and many other relatives.

    The funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 9th at 12 noon at The Temple. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to The William Breman Jewish Home or The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta, 770-451-4999. Sign online guestbook:

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  • Joshua Wittenberg

    Carol lots of love to you and your family...

  • Robert Nemo

    Dear Carol, Dick and I were so saddened to hear of Bob's passing! He was such a special person and will be missed by all. Much love, Jackie and Dick Needle

  • Andi and Ed Herzig

    Cousin Bob was always funny and charming. He had so many interests and talents, he was always fascinating to be with. I remember hen Carol brought Bob to meet the family-Honey had an immediate crush and even Nana said, “He’s soooo handsome!”

  • Marc & Randy Shapiro

    We are sorry for your loss

  • Phil Kranz

    Sincerest sympathy to Carol and family. Bob was a fellow Buckeye and a very decent human being. He contributed to the well-being of our community in many significant ways. Most important of all, I always found him to be a mensch. Rest in peace, dear friend.

  • Amy Goodman Abramson

    We are so sorry for your loss. We know Mr. Nemo is reunited with Sally. Both will be missed and may their memories be blessings always.

  • Mimi Siegel

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Many hugs, Mimi

  • Edye Summerfield Disner

    Bob was SO loved! His spirit and happiness were so wonderful. He loved giving his Central Park tours and he loved his beer! I know he and Sally are enjoying a round or two together.

  • Linda Marks Shapiro

    Carol, we are so sorry to hear about Bob. May his Memory be a blessing. Jerry and I send support and love and friendship -- we have missed seeing you. We send love to your family, and to your nephew and niece, Joe and Galit. Your family is very beloved.

  • Janis and Harold Kirtz

    Carol and family, we are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was such a wonderful mensch. His good humor, his efforts to improve people's lives, including his work with the disaster teams of Red Cross, his good companionship were all marks of a great man. He will be sorely missed. May his memory be for a blessing!

  • Carl Golden

    Carol, I’m so sorry for your loss. Bob was a really good person. You all on in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ben and Ruth Walker

    Dear Carol, Dan and family, We send you our deepest condolences. To lose someone so dear is very painful. May the memories of his life with all of you give you some consolation. We are thinking of you. Ben and Ruth

  • Leslie Gerber-Mann

    Carol, so sorry to hear about Bob's passing. He was a lovely man and a bright light and will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched. Our deepest condolences, Leslie and John Mann

  • Larry Gordon

    Decades ago I had the privilege of working with Bob for an Israel Bonds drive at The Temple. I learned a lot watching him in action. I became an instant fan of Bob and Carol. My condolences to the entire family.

  • Linda Miller

    Carol and family I’m so sorry for your loss.A good life well lived.May Bob rest in peace

  • Bebe Bryan

    Dear Carol and family, we have lost a true loving and gentle soul who always had nothing but kindness to share. My thoughts are with you all. Warmly, Bebe

  • Toni Adler

    Dear Carol, am so sorry for your loss. I’ve known him from so many years ago at the hardware stores and more recently at the Jewish home. Such a gentleman. May his memory be a blessing to all your family. Toni and Joel

  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Dear Carol and family. Sending love and deepest sympathy May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul.

  • Elaine and Jerry Blumenthal

    Dear Carol - Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Bob. What a wonderful asset he was to our community. We hope, in time, memories will become consoling. With love, Elaine and Jerry

  • Lynn B Friedman

    Dear Carol and family, Without Bob and his smile, a bright light has departed from Atlanta. With affection - Lynn

  • Janet Ellis Beerman

    Oh, Carol, I’m so sorry. Please accept my condolences.

  • Gail Cohn

    Carol, Our heartfelt sympathy- so sorry for the loss of your husband. Sending caring thoughts-

  • Charles Sheron

    Carol, I am saddened to hear about Bob. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your family.

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    Dear Carol, My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time in your lives. May Bob’s Memory Be For A Blessing.

  • Alan and Marianne Fixelle

    I am so saddened by your loss. May he be remembered for a blessing. Baruch dayan emet.

  • Peggy Roth

    Dear Carol, So very sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person! My thoughts are with you and the family. May his memory be as a blessing and may you have a long life. Love, Peggy Roth and Charlie Eagle

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    Carol and family, my condolences for your loss. Bob was a kind and caring man with a great sense of humor. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Lori Shapiro

    Dear Carol - I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Brenda Raymon

    Dear Carol and family, I am so sorry to learn of Bob’s death. You two were a beautiful couple. May G d bring you peace at this and comfort at this sad time.

  • Sylvia Friedman

    Deepest sympathy to Carol and the entire family on Bob's passing. He was such a kind and caring man and I feel privileged to have met him. May he rest in peace.

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