Deceased Information


    Milton Weinman

    Mordecai Ben Ahvrum Hiyem

  • AGE



    Tuesday, September 12, 2023 (Before Sunset)


    Thursday, September 14, 2023


    10:00 AM




    Meeting ID: 875 8562 0420

    Passcode: 285918


    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be observed at the home of Amy and Paul Harris on Thursday, September 14th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, with a minyan at 7:00 PM.

    756 Byrnwyck Rd. NE Brookhaven, GA 30319



    Milton Weinman, a native Atlantan, was born in 1925 to Abe and Jennie Goldberg. (Z”L) He was married after a brief courtship to the great love of his life, Patsy Joffre. (Z”L) Together they raised three children, and danced their way through years of charity performances, New Year’s Eve balls, weddings, and other celebrations. Theirs was a true love match that lasted 61 years.

    Milton remembered his childhood with affection and enjoyed pointing out his former home to his family on Sunday drives. His father owned a small grocery store on Atlanta’s South side near Grant Park, and the family lived in a small house in back of the store. After school and on weekends, Milton sold penny candy and delivered groceries on his bicycle. One of his weekly deliveries was fresh milk for “Mr. Hartsfield”, who went on to serve twice as mayor of Atlanta.

    Later, after Milton graduated from Boys High where he was an officer in the school ROTC, Mayor William B. Hartsfield assisted him to gain entry to the U.S. Army Air Corps while World War II was still advancing. Volunteering required two letters of recommendation. One of those letters was written by “Mr. Hartsfield”.

    In the service, Milton had to learn to fly, stall, and regain lift of a plane, but he preferred routing bombers over flying them and went on to become a navigator, gunner officer, and weather observer, reaching the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Fortunately for him, V-Day came before he was deployed, and Milton returned to civilian life. Years later, he liked to look up at the night sky and recite the names of the familiar constellations that had guided him, all the while holding his spellbound children close to keep them warm.

    After serving two years for his country, Milton attended Emory University, and graduated in 1947 as a Bachelor of Business Administration “with Distinction”. He wore his Emory graduation ring all his life until the engraved letters became smooth and indistinguishable. After commencement came his first official job -- at Davison’s Department Store in downtown Atlanta where he was an assistant buyer in appliances. This helped him obtain a rare appliance at that time due to the War – a TV Set.

    In 1953, Milton launched his own independent insurance agency and brought Patsy and later all 3 children to the office on weekends to help stuff envelopes and mail invoices. He loved the business, but even more he loved helping people. Every year he personally and quietly paid premiums for those who fell behind and were about to lose their coverage. He even paid small claims out of his own pocket to some insureds who did not understand that certain types of losses were not included in the policy, or because they could not afford the deductible.

    Similarly, he lived by the motto “give ‘till it hurts.” He supported so many charities that the annual checks he wrote numbered more than 100.

    Milton lived most of his adult life as an insurance agent with a later investment in All American Package Stores. Upon retirement he merged his insurance agency with Siegel Insurance which enthusiastically celebrated his birthday, business acumen and loyal clients annually.

    As a former navigator, Milton’s moral compass was always with him. He liked to give people a second chance. He embodied his Jewish upbringing by privately helping others in deeply respectful ways that preserved the recipient’s dignity. He kept up with the news, reading the daily paper and Newsweek on the family room sofa while his children watched TV. He loved discussing the important news of the day with his business partner and lifelong friend, Milton Saul. Staying informed also supported his diplomatic approach to life. He believed compromise was possible if you were willing to just sit down and talk instead of always trying to be right.

    Milton seemed surprised to reach the age of 98, but his active lifestyle that included walking, running, and playing tennis well into his late 80’s apparently served him well. But he always said that his true fountain of youth was the constant love of his children and family.

    In his later years, Milton entertained caregivers, family, and visitors with his love of singing. He could remember the lyrics of almost every song of his era and liked to “make a rhyme every time”.

    Milton Weinman is preceded in death by his wife Patsy, (Z”L) his parents, Abe and Jennie Weinman, (Z”L) his siblings Joe (Evelyn) Weinman, Melvyn (Libby) Weinman, Rosalind (Dave) Adelstone and Julian Weinman, (Z”L) and his brother-in-law Lyonel Joffre. (Z”L)

    Milton is survived by his three children: Richard Weinman (Rebecca); Sherry Weinman (Michael); Amy Harris (Paul); seven grandchildren: Melissa Fralick (Ian); Paten Weinman (Grace); Jenna Hirschl (Matt); Amanda Harris (Gabe); David Umansky; Ellen Umansky (Dave); Eric Umansky (Sara); and six great-grandchildren: Leo Fralick, Willa Umansky; Lena and Ash Gutman; Alice and Isaac Umansky. Milton is also survived by his sister-in-law Phyllis Joffre (Lyonel) and a large extended family with many nephews, nieces, and cousins.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Weinstein Hospice or Ahavath Achim Synagogue where Milton was Bar Mitzvah’ed and remained a member all his life. Until his final days, he could recite his Bar Mitzvah speech -- in Yiddish, the language his mother spoke at home and which Milton never forgot.

    Milton’s funeral will be held on Thursday, September 14 at 10:00 am at Greenwood Cemetery.

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  • Dr.Salvatore L.Franco

    Dear Richard and Becky , My deepest sympathy to you on the Passing of your beloved Dad . May His Soul Rest in GanEden and pray for long , healthy and peaceful lives for you and all your dear ones . Respectfully , Salvatore

  • Lissie Stahlman

    Definitely one of lives well lived. Condolences to Sherry and the entire family.

  • Barbara Scheer-Eason

    May his memory be for a blessing. My condolences to Amy and all the family.

  • Mark Rivkin

    Richard and family, please accept my condolences for your loss - I wish I had known this incredible man. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Larry and Stella Gordon and Betty Ann Shusterman

    We extend our condolences to the entire family and regret our inability to attend the funeral and shiva. The Weinman family were wonderful neighbors and raised some outstanding children. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Andy Siegel

    I was so fortunate to get to know and work with Milton as I began my insurance career. I learned so much from him in how to treat people with respect and dignity. He was very easy going and enjoyed his later insurance years working with us and we enjoyed celebrating him for many years after he fully retired. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    We send our deepest condolences to your entire family. We hold many memories of Patsy and Milton, their talent and beauty inside and out. They were quite the handsome couple and sadly the last of a VERY special generation. May Your memories be a blessing.

  • Julia and Terry Bernath

    Uncle Milton was such a special, loving man. How blessed were you to have had him in your lives for so long! We can picture him with Aunt Patsy, Charlotte and Selwyn, Marilyn and Charles, and so many others all beckoning to him and saying! “We’ve been waiting to welcome you!” We hope your wonderful memories will help sustain you during this difficult time. Please know our hearts are with you.

  • Ellen Head

    Amy, what a beautiful write up of a life fully lived. The stories you shared of your childhood, your parents (individually and as a couple) and those deep Atlanta roots were special. Quite a legacy. My thoughts and love are with you and your family. I know Milton and Patsy are dancing together again.

  • Eisenberg Scott

    Dear Richard, Sherry and Amy, I was so sorry to read about your Father but being lucky enough to live nearby and know all of you my whole life what an amazing man and Dad he was and a beautiful tribute to him and learned a few new things. He will certainly be missed by all who knew him and how lucky you were to have him in your life this long. We all celebrate his life with you and share memories of our childhood together?

  • Sue and Udi Sandalon

    Richard we are so sorry to hear that you have lost your Dad. He was a wonderful man and I know that the lifetime of memories he has left you with will keep him with you forever. Sending you all our love.

  • Jerry Glazer

    I recall Mr. Weinman from way back-he was a mensch, rest in peace...

  • Linda S Diamond

    Amy, too many memories to list here but remember you telling me how disciplined he was with eating his lifesavers. Love and hugs to your beautiful family as you mourn the loss of your wonderful father.

  • beverly and Morris Zoblotsky

    Dr. Weinman and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Such a beautiful tribute.

  • Shelley Gerson

    What a special man. Our thoughts are with you. Shelley

  • Rita Franco

    Dear Weinman Family, What a wonderfully loving tribute to your beloved father who lived across the street from us on Ridge Valley Rd & who I never knew all of these amazing things about him. What a treasure he was & I’m sure will remain in your hearts from everything he taught you & everything he modeled in what it meant to be a good person, generous in spirit & deeds & most of all that his family came first and foremost. I still laugh about the days when my dog Boris & your dog Dubonnet would lead a pack of dogs to the Paces Ferry Shopping Center in which I would receive a call from a store owner who looked at my dog’s tag & told me to come pick them up because they were going thru the garbage cans. I could never find them until I returned home where upon they were sitting in their own front yards looking so innocent but knew they had gotten away w/another crime spree. Your parents were great about giving the dogs free reign. I too have wonderful memories of your kind father & family growing up together. May his memory be a blessing.

  • Enrique and Ruth Gutman

    Dear Sherry: at this moment of sorrow, our thoughts are with you and your entire family. May his memory be for a blessing. Lots of love, Enrique and Ruth

  • Ellen and Sam Banov

    We are so very sorry for your loss. I always remember your dad smiling. May his memory be a blessing always.

  • Lauri Karp Lavine

    Dear Sherry and the entire Weinman family. We have lost another treasure. Our heartfelt sympathies. May his memory be for a blessing.

  • Ronnie Spiegelman

    Sherry, Richard and Amy: I am sorry to hear of Milton’s passing. He was a kind and gracious man. He touched many lives along the way. My best to you and the family.

  • Miriam Strickman Levitas

    At some point in time, people become “timeless”. Milton was one of those people. Remembering them together, he and Patsy were a dynamic duo. For all time … May His Memory Be For A Blessing.

  • Richard Mendel

    Dear Weinman family, what a beautifully written obituary for a special man who lived a wonderful long life. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  • Phyllis M. Cohen

    I have so many good memories of Milton and his helpful and pleasant manner as my insurance agent and socially with effervescent Patsy on many occasions together. His touch was far reaching, and he will be missed and remembered. My heartfelt condolences on your loss.

  • Cathy Swerdlin

    Dear Amy, Richard and Sherry, I have such fond memories of your parents. Growing up, they were the life of the party. I hope your memories of a lifetime will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Sending my deepest sympathy.

  • Hugh Rawn

    Sorry for your loss. You had Milton for a long time. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families at this difficult time.

  • Cathy Aronoff

    Dear Richard, Sherry and Amy, Your Dad was a special man. Hold tight to the beautiful memories. My thoughts, love and prayers are with you and your families.

  • Marty Oxman,Charlotte,NC

    My Sincere Condolences To The Weinman Family

  • Cory & Alan

    Dear Richard, Sherry, Amy and families, We are thinking of you all and holding you in our hearts as we fondly remember your sweet Dad.

  • Beverly Caplan

    Richard, am so sorry about the passing of your dad. My love and prayers to your family.

  • Betsy G Cenker

    Dear Weinman family my condolences on the loss of your father. May your memories give you strength.

  • Jeannine and Aaron Altmann

    To The Weinman family,so sorry to hear of the loss of Milton! Such a wonderful man.He was our first insurance man when we moved to Atlanta.Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.May Milton’s name be for a blessing.

  • Phillip and Rosalind Haber

    We are so sorry for your loss.We we’re so lucky to have shared so many good times with both your Mom and Dad

  • Martha Jo and Jerry Katz

    Dear Amy, Richard and family, sending love and sympathy to you all. Milton was always so kind. Proud to have had the pleasure to know him. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul.

  • Wendy Rich Light

    Thinking of you all So sorry got your loss .

  • Gail Holzer

    Dear Richard, Sherry, Amy and families, I am sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of both of your parents. They were such wonderful, kind, fun people. May your dad’s memory be a blessing to all of you.

  • Esther and David Gordon

    To Sherry ,Richard ,Amy and families, We will never forget your dad Milton’s gentle spirit and smile at all times. May God give him eternal rest near your mom Patsy, and you and your families the strength and encouragement you need to get through this difficult time especially being the High Holidays! All our love, Esther and David.

  • Sherri Soriano

    Amy and family I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad will be with you forever in your heart. Sending comforting hugs.

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