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Deceased Information

DECEASED:
Louis Pichulik
Ari Yehuda Lev ben Ruven v Sarah


DATE OF DEATH:
Sunday, April 16, 2017 (before sunset)

20 Nisan, 5777

DATE OF FUNERAL:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017


TIME OF FUNERAL:
11:00 AM


PLACE OF FUNERAL:
GRAVESIDE


PLACE OF BURIAL:
Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA


SHIVA INFORMATION:
Wednesday Thursday and Sunday 6pm to 9pm with prayers at 730pm
5230 Northside Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

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  • OBITUARY:
    Louis Pichulik died suddenly at home on April 16, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Jo Pichulik; daughters, Elissa (Greg) and Suzanne (Seth); son, David; sister, Jeannette (Michael); and four grandchildren: Sam, Henry, Sela and Solomon. Louis was born on November 16th, 1945 to Holocaust Survivors, Sara and Rubin Pichulik, in Anapa Russia, a port city on the Black Sea. Shortly thereafter, he moved to several displaced person’s camp in Germany. In 1951, he, his parents and sister, Jeannette, immigrated to Atlanta through the port of New Orleans. He grew up in Morningside, surrounded by a strong Jewish community that was his family. During this time, his parents owned a grocery store in the Kirkwood area. He spent many long days helping his parents at their store. After graduating from Grady High School, he went to Tulane University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Art History in 1968. This time was an influential time for Louis. He fell in love with architecture, food and culture. He proceeded to foster these loves in his long Atlanta real estate career. Upon moving back to Atlanta, he earned his real estate license and began brokering land deals. After a real estate crash in the ‘70s, he began investing in apartment complexes. Eventually he transitioned into commercial real estate, which was his true passion. He rehabilitated historic spaces that reminded him of his Tulane days. He loved creating restaurants in these spaces. Louis was a creative visionary that found great joy in every tenant’s success. In 1971, he met a hard-working nurse from small town Dewy Rose, GA named Mary Jo David. Although from different worlds, they fell in love and married in July 1976. Louis loved his “Jo-Jo” with complete adoration. He had his first child, Elissa, in 1978. Suzanne followed in 1982. After losing baby Margo in 1988, David was born in 1990. Louis could not believe he had a boy! He was a devoted father and endlessly proud of his children and grandchildren. A doting husband, successful businessman, loving father and loyal friend, he will forever be in our hearts. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Arlington Memorial Park, with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The William Breman Jewish Heritage and Holocaust Museum, www.thebreman.org; or Ahavath Achim Synagogue, www.aasynogogue.org. Sign online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.


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    Julie magriApr 21 2017 11:21 pm
    My sincere condolences to the Pichulik family. I'm sorry that I never knew about Mr. Pichulik until reading of his passing, but from the tributes it's clear he was a true gentleman. May you rest in peace, Mr. Pichulik, and thank you for helping shape downtown Decatur into the jewel that it is, literally providing space to so many of our beloved local businesses around the Square.
    Jim BrewerApr 21 2017 08:20 pm
    After 54 years in real estate no one has ever impressed me more with his honesty, integrity and sweet and kind ways. Louis was a wonderful person, who at one time, when I called him about a shop across the street from one of his buildings, which wanted an outrageous rent, said tell them to let their tenants make some money. And that might sum up Louis. He wanted to make money but he wanted his tenants to make money and he would help them anyway he could. Louis will be missed by the hundreds of lives he touched.
    Murray and Lynn FriedmanApr 20 2017 05:43 pm
    Dear Jo and Family, Your loss is the greatest but all of us in the community have lost a very special person. Louis smiled and no one could resist responding. Our thoughts are with you - Murray and Lynn
    Gerry and nancy silverboardApr 19 2017 10:36 pm
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Louis will be fondly remembered by all
    Marcia and Danny BoazApr 19 2017 09:46 pm
    We are so sorry about the loss of your beloved Louis. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.j
    Lynn Nassau MorrisApr 19 2017 11:22 am
    Dear Family of Louis, I went to Morningside and Grady with Louis! He was always kind and friendly to everyone! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, on your family's Immeasurable loss. Lynn Nassau Morris
    Elaine &Jerry BlumenthalApr 19 2017 11:16 am
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Louis and hope that memories of happy times with him will, in time, prove a comfort. Love, Elaine & Jerry
    Holly CovingtonApr 19 2017 10:50 am
    My deepest sympathy on your sudden loss. I was so very sad to hear the news. Louis was a wonderful man and I will never forget him. He had such a kind heart toward small business owners such as myself. I truly admired the dedication he had to his work, his friends, and especially his family. He was one of a kind!
    Jason HillApr 18 2017 10:51 pm
    Almost 19 years ago at the age of 28 a simple boy met a man named Louis, who took a chance on him and changed his life. Louis never left my side and I stood by his. He taught me many things vision, friendship, importance of family, and much more. I love you Louis and thank you my friend, I will never forget you.
    Benedicte Cooper and Cafe AlsaceApr 18 2017 06:39 pm
    It has been an honor to have had Louis as our landlord for many years. He truly was a great man/gentelman and we will miss him. His wonderful laugh will remain in our hearts as well as inside the walls of the Cafe. Sincere condolences to his family.
    Hugh SaxonApr 18 2017 05:42 pm
    Louis was a fine person and a great friend of the City of Decatur. He was creative, innovative and excelled in finding local businesses that reinforced the character of downtown Decatur. He was proud of his family, fun to work with, and couldn't have been a sweeter human being. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
    Scott and Shelley KaplanApr 18 2017 01:22 pm
    As everyone knows, there are stars in the heavens whose light does not reach Earth until long after they are extinguished; and there are people who continue to light up this world long after they have passed from it. Louis Pichulik was such a person. May his memory be a blessing to all of us who were honored and privileged to know and love him. Scott and Shelley Kaplan
    William M. EarnestApr 18 2017 11:30 am
    Dear Pichulik Family - I was saddened and surprised to see Louis' obituary in this morning's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I wanted to share with you very fond and pleasant memories of Louis when he purchased our home in 1978 on Greystone Road. Although that has been almost 40 years ago, I have never forgotten what a gentleman he was and a man of his word. You are most fortunate to have had him as a husband,father, sibling, and grandfather. I did see Louis more recently at a restaurant. We spoke and that brought back those memories. He made an indelible impression on me, and I'm sure on others he met along life's journey. My prayers go to God to comfort you at this difficult time.
    Cody and JiyeonApr 18 2017 11:05 am
    We send our deepest condolences. Mr. Louis was a great man and an inspiration to many.
    Helen Wise ArnoldiApr 18 2017 10:38 am
    Jo, Jeanette and family, my deepest sympathy on your sudden loss. Our families go way back from our childhood and I have fond memories of Louis. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.
    Steve DannemanApr 18 2017 10:08 am
    Through Morningside,Grady, Tulane and as my roommate at law school, Louis always exhibited the outstanding traits that made him the true mensch he would become. He will be more than missed.
    Sally LevineApr 18 2017 10:00 am
    I am so sorry to learn of your family's loss. May you find comfort in the sweet memories that remain.
    Fred M KramerApr 18 2017 09:20 am
    Louis Pichulik was one of the best of the best from among my Grady HS friends. Always smiling and more importantly, always willing to listen. I regret that I lost touch with Louis and so many others from that era of my life. Louis was a sincere friend.
    Billy and Kristin AllinApr 18 2017 09:17 am
    We are so sad to hear of Louis's passing. Louis was one of the kindest people and so supportive and caring. His spirit was bright, and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
    Linda and Bill FrankApr 18 2017 08:17 am
    Dear Sweet Jo and Family....This makes me so very sad. Louis was one of the sweetest, kindest men I have ever met. He always had a smile on his face and nothing seemed to ruffle him. It was contagious because he was so calming to be around. And he had a great sense of humor with an adorable laugh. I don't know if you knew but after my grandfather passed away my dad was trying to sell a piece of property that was left to him. Louis bought it from my dad. My dad said he had never met anybody so nice and respectful. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We have some fond memories and I know you all have the best. When the time is right, I hope these memories can carry you and give you strength when you need it. We are sending hugs and prayers for comfort and strength now. Much love, Linda and Bill Frank
    Corey and Jenna ShulmanApr 18 2017 12:14 am
    Elissa, Greg and the rest of the family - We are so sorry for your terrible loss...our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Lucy and Jacob SzczupakApr 17 2017 11:15 pm
    May He Rest In Peace.
    Bonnie AroninApr 17 2017 10:48 pm
    Jeannette, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Citlalli and Aaron GoodfellowApr 17 2017 10:19 pm
    We are very saddened by Louis's passing. We came to know about his greatness through the warmth and kindness of his children. We wish the family much peace and strength in these moments.
    Abby FriedmanApr 17 2017 09:33 pm
    We're so sad that Louis is no longer alive though his memory will always remain in the minds and hearts of those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo, Elissa, Suzanne, and David and all of the grandchildren. May his memory be for a blessing.
    Annie RolaxApr 17 2017 06:25 pm
    Louis was a good person and I will miss him.
    Rhona Storch AlbrightApr 17 2017 06:17 pm
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Louis. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    ERNA SCHNEIDERMANApr 17 2017 06:06 pm
    Jo and Family, Alan and I are shocked and saddened to hear of Louis' sudden passing. We hope that you find some consolation in your loving memories and good friends.
    Karen and Andy Edlin Apr 17 2017 05:57 pm
    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Louis. We are thinking about the family during this difficult time. Sending you all much love.
    Susan & Larry EllisonApr 17 2017 05:52 pm
    Elissa, Greg & Family - we were so shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of your beloved father. Our hearts go out to you & your family. Thinking of you all with much love.
    Alex BrombergApr 17 2017 05:47 pm
    I am so sorry to hear about Louis. My sincere condolence's go out to his family and friends.
    Diane GrebleApr 17 2017 05:45 pm
    I am in Saint Louis and can't get to Georgia by Wednesday but know I'm thinking of you all: I'm sending prayers, hugs and love your way. Love, Julia Stensby's mom (I met Suzanne at Julia and Derek's wedding and am so fond of her and Seth and she spoke of her parents in such a loving way, I will always remember that weekend)
    Scott HermanApr 17 2017 05:35 pm
    I am so shocked at Louis passing away. He was such a great person and I feel so fortunate to have met him back in the 90's when he believed in our concept for our Decatur square restaurant. His smile and good hearted nature will remain with me forever. I offer my deepest condolences to the Pichulik family during this very difficult time.
    Beverly and Robert ChellApr 17 2017 05:34 pm
    We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Louis' untimely passing. We send our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and friends. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
    Larry and Jody DavenportApr 17 2017 05:22 pm
    Sorry for your loss. I respected Louis and enjoyed working with him over the years. Our thoughts are with your family.
    Rosie MeyersApr 17 2017 04:51 pm
    I am shocked and saddened to hear this terrible news. My love and prayers are with the family. What great times we had growing up on Lenox Circle. Love you all, Rosie
    Louise and Stanley BaumApr 17 2017 04:41 pm
    We are so very sad to hear of your tremendous and shocking loss. Louis was such a sweet and caring man. May your good memories sustain all of you.
    Lili Kshensky BaxterApr 17 2017 03:54 pm
    My heartfelt sympathy to the family. May his memory sustain you.
    Goldie Traub BertoneApr 17 2017 03:34 pm
    Jo and Jeanette and family I am having a hard time comprehending the loss of Louis. My deepest heartfelt sympathy.
    Goldie Traub BertoneApr 17 2017 03:34 pm
    Jo and Jeanette and family I am having a hard time comprehending the loss of Louis. My deepest heartfelt sympathy.
    Betty Solnik SunshineApr 17 2017 03:21 pm
    I was shocked to hear of this. Love to Jo, and the rest of the family.
    Gordon KerrApr 17 2017 02:37 pm
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Louis's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family. Sincere condolences, Gordon
    Susie Dziewinski Kolotilin Apr 17 2017 02:28 pm
    So sorry to hear about Louis. What a shock! Love to all the family.
    Raye Lynn and Roy BanksApr 17 2017 02:12 pm
    We were so sorry to hear about Louis. He was always such a nice guy. Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.
    Michael J CohenApr 17 2017 02:03 pm
    My sincere condolences to his family. I was so sorry to hear of his passing Michael J
    Michael Bramblett, & familyApr 17 2017 01:55 pm
    Louis was a tremendous blessing to me & my family. I will always remember him and his kind and humorous ways. May God bless his family.
    Mark and Donna FleishmanApr 17 2017 01:11 pm
    We were saddened to hear of Lou's passing. Our condolences to the whole family.May his memory remain for a blessing to his family and friends.
    Randy (knopf) FarrowApr 17 2017 01:01 pm
    So sorry to hear this news. May his memory be a blessing
    Milton Silberstein Apr 17 2017 12:45 pm
    I'm so sorry to here about Louis's passing. I've known the Pichulik family since Reeder Circle and Lenox Circle. Milton
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