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Deceased Information

Aaron Poretsky

Monday, June 19, 2017 (before sunset)

25 Sivan, 5777

Friday, June 23, 2017

10:00 AM

Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta GA


There will be a reception immediately following the funeral, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, at Dressler's Chapel.
3742 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta 30341

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

  • In lieu of flowers, please donate blood and platelets to the American Red Cross, or, make a monetary donation. 

    Aaron Scott Poretsky died Monday, June 19, 2017 from complications of cancer. He attended Essex Technical Institute in Culinary Arts. Early in his career, he worked with Marriott Management Services as a Regional Marketing Manager for their food service programs in Healthcare, Educational, Business & Industrial Accounts. He continued to work in the food industry for S&S Food Administrators in Macon, Georgia soliciting and obtaining food and vending service management contracts for similar businesses and Correctional Facilities throughout the Southeast. Over the past 20 years, he was an independent consultant representing and implementing branded food programs and equipment to independent and chain operations in food, grocery and convenience stores. He was always the one offering to drive family and friends around, so he found himself driving for Lyft and Uber for a short period of time. Then in 2016, he found his true calling in the service industry through Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care. Aaron never met a stranger and always went out of his way to help others. He will be missed like crazy by all of his family and friends, but especially missed by his wife and best friend of 33 years, Sylvia Taggart Poretsky; children, Elyssa Blaise Poretsky and Curtis Taggart Poretsky; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Vito Silvano, his nephew Lewis Silvano, and grandnephew Camdyn Silvano. Aaron was preceded in death by his parents, Sara Masters Poretsky and Curtis Irving Poretsky. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in the form of blood, platelets, or monetary donations to the American Red Cross. Funeral services will be held graveside at 10:00 AM on Friday June 23, 2017 at Arlington Memorial Park, Atlanta, GA. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care. 770-451-4999

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    The Dressler Family
    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.
    Dick and Janice OlsenJul 5 2017 02:59 pm
    Sylvia, Elyssa and Curtis, we are pained beyond words at the loss of a dear friend and neighbor. Rarely does one have the chance to meet a man of such great humor and grace as was your husband and father. There can be no greater celebration of his life than for all who knew him to aspire to walk in his footsteps, always mindful of the needs of others and always willing to lend a hand and a shoulder when called upon. We have been truly blessed by his friendship and wish him well on his new journey.
    Lisa Phillips Jun 30 2017 09:31 am
    Aaron has been like my funny big brother since we met 33 years ago! always just a phone call away and a bear hug when we all got together. There are really no words to sum up the loss of this remarkable man. Much love to Sylvia, Elyssa and Curtis.
    Lisa Phillips Jun 30 2017 09:18 am
    Aaron has been like my funny big brother since we met 33 years ago! always just a phone call away and a bear hug when we all got together. There are really no words to sum up the loss of this remarkable man. Much love to Sylvia, Elyssa and Curtis.
    Terry and Bobby WaldoJun 28 2017 09:46 am
    We are both shocked and saddened by the untimely illness and death of Aaron. He was a wonderful vibrant person. Our memories go back to our college days and our wedding planning. So much fun and memories were made at our weddings! We are blessed that we got to spend a little time with y'all in Atlanta last August. We will never forget Aaron and Bobby mimicking the Titanic scene when the song was played! They were hilarious! Y'all will always and forever be in our thoughts and prayers. God took a wonderful person. Love, Terry and Bobby Waldo
    Andredell HammondJun 27 2017 07:29 am
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are here if you need us. Love y'all. Andredell, clementine, Brittany and family.
    Craig HooverJun 26 2017 04:35 pm
    Aaron was both my neighbor and close friend. I don't think I have ever met someone who truly put other's interests before their own ALWAYS. He really seemed happiest when he was helping others. He did SO much for my kids and me over the years--words will never adequately express how thankful I am to have had him in our lives. I miss him greatly but will never forget him. Craig Hoover
    Elena CassJun 25 2017 09:27 pm
    Sending prayers and love to the Poretsky family. So sorry for your loss. Elena
    Charlie DinoJun 25 2017 11:19 am
    Aaron was a great guy! He always had a smile on his face, and a laugh to share with everyone. Every time we communicated, he always talked about his children Elyssa and Curtis. He would also ask about my children. His best friend and Rock Sylvia, anytime we were around each other together you knew that they were a special love. Aaron you will be missed my friend. Sylvia, Elyssa, and Curtis, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this time.
    John & Fadia GullaJun 25 2017 01:26 am
    Aaron, we are so sad that you are gone, you were a great friend. Our memories of you will always be present, your wonderful food you used to prepare for us, the jokes that made us laugh, the good times we spent together, and most of all we miss your kind spirited heart who was always willing to lend a hand. We loved how you always remembered to call us during our birthdays to wish us a happy birthday, that truly is a genuine friend. You were such an amazing husband, father and son. Your family meant the world to you. I remember you always having a big family gathering at your house with such joy and laughter. I will never forget how you went out of your way to help me plan my husband's 40th birthday, you were always there to help. You will truly be missed. We love you Aaron
    Elizabeth Addy and leah cutler Jun 24 2017 10:21 pm
    We love you!
    Elizabeth Addy and leah cutler Jun 24 2017 07:50 pm
    We love you!
    Genelle Green-FountainJun 24 2017 03:41 pm
    I am deeply saddened at the loss of Aaron and will smile each time I think of him. He had an incredible sense of humor and had a heart of gold. I have numerous happy memories with Aaron and Sylvia dating back to the late 1980's. He adored Sylvia and his children. He found humor in the most mundane things in life and he was a joy to be around. Once, when I was in my early 20's, I needed a dish to bring to a potluck Christmas party at Maison Blanche, the Department store where Sylvia and I used to work. He created the most awesome fruit and cheese tray with a fresh whole pineapple - it was the envy of the party! His memory will live on and the joy he brought to others.
    Michael SnowJun 23 2017 09:29 am
    Silvia and family. Aaron was about the chipper person I know. He was always dedicated to family and his friends.And a great friend he was. Our family mourn with you and yours.
    Andrew BJun 22 2017 01:32 pm
    I met Aaron during the last period of his life at our workplace. We found that we had numerous common interests about which to chat. I appreciated Aaron's candor, realism, consideration and interest in other people. His exceptional work ethic & love of his wife and family was immediately apparent to me after a few minutes in his company. My wife & I prayed for his recovery from his final illness. I hope that his wife, children & extended family can accept that in his death he leaves many other people with pleasant memories of his life as well, and that the example of his life should carry them forward with a spirit of faith, optimism and accomplishment after their mourning grief has abated a little bit. I apologize to them that other commitments will absent me from his funeral and presenting my condolences personally. It is customary to light 24 hour memorial candles upon appropriate days for the souls of the many who have passed too soon and I deeply regret that I must now add Aaron's soul to my dismal roster of friends and family now greatly missed & mourned.
    Dawn TerrizziJun 22 2017 12:26 pm
    Aaron never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back. That's who he was. A dedicated husband and father and a wonderful friend. I will sorely miss his text messages that always made me laugh, dinners with him, Sylvia, and sometimes the kids, his helpful hands, and everything else about our friendship. My heart breaks for his family - know that I am here for you, whatever you may need. There is comfort in knowing that Aaron's loving memory will always shine through and he will always be close to his loved ones.
    Margaret MontgomeryJun 22 2017 11:53 am
    Alvin and I are so saddened by the loss of Aaron. He was one of the most joyful and funniest people I knew. We will always be grateful for his hospitality during our trips to Atlanta. Hugs to the family.
    Cindy HorowitzJun 22 2017 09:26 am
    The Horowitz family is so very sad to hear of Aaron'so death!! We knew him only for a couple of baseball seasons but he quickly became a friend!! Always smiling, always making us laugh, always the food connoisseur!! He will be so greatly missed by all who knew him!!
    Kathie Battillo Jun 22 2017 09:00 am
    Aaron was a great parent, friend and neighbor. I got to know him best through Chamblee Baseball. His son Curtis played on the baseball team with my son Drew. Aaron was a member of the Baseball Booster Club Board and he contributed his time and efforts in so many ways. He was always helping out at the games and with fundraising. He was amazing at signing up sponsors for the team. No one could do it better. He was also they best griller at the concession stand. He was a friend and neighbor. I will miss him. To the family, I can't imagine the sense of loss you all are feeling. I hope your hearts fill up with loving memories to help ease your pain. Hugs. Kathie
    Vic AnapolleJun 21 2017 08:51 pm
    I had the opportunity to work with Aaron at the barter group. After that, we meet while he was with the baseball travel team playing at Wheeler. Saddened to hear about his passing. My condolences to the family.
    Holly Bates SnowJun 21 2017 09:31 am
    I grief for the loss of your husband and dad. Aaron is one of the most admired persons I have ever known. Always smiling ... always optimistic ... always going out of his way to help others. His joy was infectuous, and he truly was a man of God. While these are dark times, his light will always shine in our hearts and through the impact he has made on our lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Holly
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