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    Phillip Medintz


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    Sunday, August 06, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, August 09, 2023


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    Phillip Medintz, October 1, 1942 – August 6, 2023

    Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend Phillip Stephen Medintz passed away on August 6, 2023 at the age of 80 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Phillip is survived by his wife of 57 years, Robin, his sister Marcia Medintz Mika, children Amy Medintz Recicar (Christopher), Barry (Ali), Debbie Medintz Jacobs (Ryan) and grandchildren Harris and Justin Jacobs, Lily and Drew Medintz.

    Phillip was born on October 1, 1942 in Atlanta, Georgia to Barney and Dorothy Medintz. Both Barney and Dorothy were prominent Atlantans and active leaders in Atlanta’s growing Jewish community. Phillip grew up in the Morningside neighborhood with his younger sister, Marcia, and his dear first cousin, Stuart Eizenstat. Phillip and Stu were extremely close and considered each other the brothers they never had. Phillip built lifelong friendships at Morningside Elementary, Henry Grady High School, Devoted Sons of Israel and his beloved Camp Maccabee in Pelican Lake, Wisconsin. Phillip also maintained close ties to his family in Chicago (where his father, Barney, was raised) and he attended the University of Illinois-Champaign with his Chicago cousins and was a member of the Tau Epsilon Pi fraternity where his circle of lifelong friendships continued to expand.

    When Phillip's father, Barney, passed away suddenly at the age of 50, Phillip would return to Atlanta to help his mother run the family business – Service Uniform Company, which was originally located in downtown Atlanta where the MARTA Five Points station is now located. Though Phillip’s time at Illinois was unexpectedly cut short, the friendships built in Champaign led him to meeting his future wife, Robin Sears of Forest Hills, NY, at a fraternity brother’s wedding in Chicago. One year later, Robin and Phillip married on July 3, 1966 in Philadelphia and Robin soon moved to Atlanta to begin what would be 57 years of marriage.

    As Service Uniform grew, Phillip moved the business to the west side of Atlanta where it remained for nearly 40 more years. After 50 years with the business, Phillip retired having developed deep friendships across the industry and with countless customers across the country.

    Phillip was a lifelong supporter of Camp Barney Medintz, the overnight summer camp of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta which is named in memory of his late father. He loved that his children and grandchildren spent so many of their summers at Our Summer Place. Phillip's grandchildren were his biggest source of pride, and he was their biggest fan – hardly ever missing a sporting event, dance recital or special school occasion. Phillip loved the everyday moments with them, too. He was an expert (and brave) driving instructor to his grandsons, a seasoned advice-giver and regular carpool driver/chauffer for years (picking family up at the airport was one of his favorite pastimes).

    Until a very complex surgery in April 2022, Phillip lived a full and remarkably healthy life. He was an avid exerciser and weightlifter for nearly 50 years. He loved the mountains of North Carolina, the Cotswolds of England, and his hometown of Atlanta. Phillip was a lifelong Braves and Falcons fan, through both good seasons and bad. He loved any kind of music as long as it was Chuck Berry, and any kind of movies as long as they were Westerns. He could eat at his favorite Italian and Chinese restaurants every night. Phillip was an exceptionally kind person and treated everyone he met with that same kindness. But more than anything, he loved his family and he was the most devoted friend.

    When complications from the April 2022 procedure proved insurmountable, Phillip had the amazing support of his family and friends from across the country and around the world. His last few weeks were spent as he wanted: surrounded by those closest to him. During this difficult time, he was under the care of Weinstein Hospice and their extraordinary team of caregivers. His family is forever grateful for the kindness and grace they showed Phillip in his final days.

    For those wishing to make a donation to organizations important to Phillip, contributions can be made in his memory to: Camp Barney Medintz


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  • Linda and Abram Estroff

    Robin, Marcia, and Family, we were so sad to hear that your special husband , brother , father and grandfather had passed away . Sweet memories of Phillip go way back and he will alays be remembered for his kind and caring ways and wonderful personality. We are thinking of all of you at this sad time with love , Linda and Abram Estroff

  • Alfred Bernstein

    Remember playing basketball in his backyard. Phillip was our AZA coach and a complete gentleman. He made a wholesome impression on all of us who knew him in those days.

  • Gail and Danny Moret

    So very sorry for your loss

  • Anita Schwartzman Odrezin Karnibad

    To the Medintz and Eisenstat families my sorrow is with you all for the loss of Phillip. My memories of both families are dear to me and strong.

  • Ann and Mike Silver

    We are so sorry to learn about your beloved husband. Our deepest condolences are with you and your entire family.

  • Ramon Franco

    Phillip was one of those few people who you meet early in life as I did whom you know will be that same person of character and positive personality who will be there for you always in the years to come. And that he was and much more....what a loss. We'll miss him dearly. Ramon and Jody Franco

  • Ilene Zier

    Dearest Robin and Family, With sadness, I write my condolences for the loss of a wonderful man. Robin, I wish we could turn back the clock. With love, Ilene

  • Sherry Solomon

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Philip. He was a vital part of the fabric of the Jewish community and the City. As a young girl, I always had a crush on him because he was such a kind and caring person. I'm grateful he had such a wonderful family and such a full life. The family unit at Phillip and Robin built is a model for all of us.

  • Sherry Herman Carasik

    I grew up under Marcia and Phillip because I was a CIT the first two summers the camp was open. He was a fantastic man who was kind to everyone. The camp was such a tribute to the great Medintz family that meant so much to the Atlanta Jewish community. The community will miss him greatly.

  • Carol Banks Fink

    Good people are remembered forever.

  • Kenny Fischer

    Rest in Peace my life long friend.

  • Pearlann Horowitz

    Dear Robin and family, We've lost another special man in our community and someone who I growed up with. With my deepest sympathy, Pearlann Horowitz

  • Bunny Mechlowitz Bloom

    My heartfelt sympathies to all of you.