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Sam Eckstein

Monday, April 17, 2017 (after sunset)

22 Nisan, 5777

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

2:00 PM


Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

Shiva will be held at the home of Marilyn and Sam Eckstein immediately following the funeral in the community room at their residence. A minyan service will take place Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm at the residence.
700 Park Regency Place, #1105 Atlanta, GA 30326

Please contact Dresslers at 770-451-4999 to send a message to the family.

Samuel (Sam) Eckstein, Atlanta, passed away on April 17, 2017 at the age of 87. He was born in Slovakia (Czechoslovakia) on June 19, 1929 to Martin and Molly Eckstein. . Sam immigrated to the USA in 1937. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1946 and was honorably discharged in 1949. Sam was recalled into the service during the Korean War serving for one year. One of the highlights of his service was being in Shanghai in 1949 when Mao Zedong captured the city without firing a shot. Sam was stationed on the USS General W.A. Mann, a troop carrying ship evacuating the last dependents back to the US from Shanghai. Sam returned to school in 1953 to study radio and TV production. During his years in TV, Sam had the opportunity to work as lead cameraman on Wide, Wide World with Dave Garraway Morning Show. He also produced and directed a nineteen hour telethon starring Johnny Carson. Sam worked his way south at several TV stations as a Producer-Director until he arrived in Atlanta at WXIA-TV. Sam Eckstein Advertising was born in 1960 and was his life long profession for over 45 years. Sam handled advertising campaigns for Maynard Jackson for US Sentate; Chief Justice Duckworth for reelection in the Georgia Supreme Court; Buddy Folks, Milton Farris and others running for Alderman in the city of Atlanta. He had many other diversified accounts such as Paschal's La Carousel Lounge, Restaurant and Motor Hotel during the height of the Civil Rights Movement plus Fan and Bills and the Ambassador Restaurant. Some of his other accounts included Hub Ford and Landmark Dodge. He also handled public relations for such luminaries as Aretha Franklin, Betty White, Jayne Mansfield, Frankie Avalon and Israeli Major General Joshua Saguy, who masterminded and implemented the destruction of the nuclear reactor in Syria. Sam was a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Vice President of ORT Atlanta, Board member of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue, member of the Variety Club, the Breman Heritage Museum and the Breman Jewish Home. Sam is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn G. Eckstein; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Harriet Eckstein; 6 nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews and over 50 great-great nieces and nephews. Sign on line guest book at In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. A graveside funeral will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Arlington Memorial Park with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta (770)451-4999.

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The Dressler Family
May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.
Linda and Abram EstroffApr 20 2017 07:06 pm
Dear Marilyn: We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Sam. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May his soul rest in peace. Linda and Abram Estroff
Elaine &Jerry BlumenthalApr 19 2017 11:25 am
Dear Marilyn - Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Sam. We hope in time, your memories will be a comfort. We loved seeing you both a synagogue and in the community. His name is for a blessing. Love, Elaine & Jerry
Judy and Paul FinkelApr 18 2017 10:33 pm
Marilyn Dear, We are so saddened by the news of Sam's passing. We send our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to you at this very difficult time, and pray that sweet memories will sustain you. We will always cherish the many years we shared at Ahavath Achim Shabbat services.
Sandy and Dave AbramsApr 18 2017 10:30 pm
Dear Marilyn, You are in our thoughts and prayers Sending our deepest sympathy.
Cecile Cohen WaronkerApr 18 2017 09:26 pm
Dear Marilyn My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband.
Bernie GoldsteinApr 18 2017 05:27 pm
Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Sam was always smiling and a pleasure to be with. You have the wonderful memories of the happy life you spent together. Bernie
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