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Deceased Information

Arthur Butcher
Alta ben Chaim Pinkus

Monday, May 15, 2017 (before sunset)

19 Iyyar, 5777

Thursday, May 18, 2017

11:00 AM


Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

7:00 PM Thursday at the home of Melanie and Allan Nelkin
4650 Dudley Lane NW Atlanta, GA 30327

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

  • William Breman Jewish Home 3150 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • American Jewish Committee 

    Arthur Leonard Butcher, 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2017 at the William Breman Jewish Home. He moved to Atlanta from Larchmont, NY with his wife Eleanor to retire and be with family in 1990. Born in the Bronx, NY he attended Monroe High School where he met and married his wife Eleanor Nachmanson of 64 years. They later moved to Mamaroneck where they started a family and Artie started his business; Artel Interior Decorators. A talented designer and skilled craftsman, he created custom cabinetry and upholstery by hand until hiring employees. He had a knack for design sketch and an instinctual flair for color, design and textiles earning him a large New York clientele, many of whom counted on him as a close friend. Artie remained a loyal New York sports fan, even after moving to Georgia. He was a fierce competitor especially when it came to tennis, Bridge and Gin Rummy. "Losing" was not in his vocabulary. He took up tennis in his early 30's and played ALTA until shortly before moving into the William Breman Jewish Home in 2015. Diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2000, he was aware of his progressive aphasia but remained in exceptional physical health, until recently. Always generous with his love and affection, he is survived by his wife, Eleanor; daughter, Melanie (Allan) Nelkin; son, Matthew Butcher (Rebecca Posner); and grandchildren: Erin and Eli Mazursky, Noah and Hannah Butcher, and Matthew and David Nelkin. He is preceded in death by his son Jordan Butcher. Sign online guest book at A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Arlington Memorial Park. Tributes may be made to the William Breman Jewish Home or American Jewish Committee. 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 millerMay 29 2017 09:24 pm
    So sorry for your families loss I know he will be missed may he rest in peace
    Bonnie AroninMay 17 2017 09:30 am
    Melanie, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family.
    Elaine &Jerry BlumenthalMay 16 2017 01:38 pm
    Dear, dear Melanie - We are so sorry to learn of the death of your beloved father. We send you our deep condolences and hope that you will find consolation in memories of good times. Take care. Love, Elaine & Jerry
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