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George Freidkin

Friday, July 21, 2017 (before sunset)

27 Tammuz, 5777






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  • Second Helpings Atlanta 
  • Temple Emanu-El, Atlanta 1580 Spalding Dr Atlanta, GA 30350-4212

    George Jacob Freidkin, 70, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully Friday July 21, 2017. He was born July 22, 1946 in Dallas, TX to Deborah and Marvin Freidkin, both of blessed memory. George earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, his Master’s degree from the University of Houston, and worked towards a Doctorate at the University of Michigan. He worked as a computer programmer for the un-manned Apollo II and III space missions; helped nationalize the health care system in Haiti; and ran a successful consulting business. He enjoyed cooking almost as much as he enjoyed eating and loved playing racquetball. George is preceded in death by his sister, Jennifer Fish. He is survived by his sister, Jane McGoff (William); brothers, Steve (Carol) and Don (Halina); brother-in-law, James Fish; nieces and nephews: Denise Barrett (Travis), Rebecca Owen (John), Rachel Diamond (Jeremiah), Jacob Freidkin, David Freidkin (Sunny), and Ellie Fish; and dear friend, Steve Mitchell. Sign online guestbook at A memorial service will be held in Houston, TX at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Second Helpings Atlanta,; or Temple Emanu-El, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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    Jacob Netz Aug 5 2017 03:06 am
    I am so sorry to hear the sad news about the death of George. My name is Jacob Netz and I am writing from Israel. I first met George in 1980. We shared several graduate courses in Operations Research at the University of Alabama. George used to come to my home in Tuscaloosa to work on our homework and on computer programs - an area that George was an expert. George was a very special person and I have always been proud to call him my friend. Following my graduation in 1982, I returned to Israel, and from then until mid-July 2017, George and I kept in touch even when George was in Haiti and I was in Australia. At the beginning, we had contacted by phone and letters and later, by phone and e-mails. I visited George twice in Atlanta and George visited me in Israel. Although we live far away from each other, George was a friend. George had wide knowledge in many areas. He not only asked questions, but also actively seek out the answers. George regularly asked me about things in Israel, and Judaism was important to him. When George did not respond to my last two e-mails, I called his cell phone on Aug. 3rd and left a message that I'm concerned. As I did not get a reply, I searched the Internet and found the sad news that George passed away on July 21st. I know that George’s family and friends will miss him and so will I. Jacob Netz – Israel Cell phone: ++ 972 524230584 E-mail:
    Alton ReynoldsJul 30 2017 09:59 pm
    I played many racquetball games with George and we attempted a business deal. I will always remember George for his efforts to include everyone on the racquetball courts, he made sure no one was left out. I was very fond of him and will miss him very much. Alton Reynolds & Essy Freed.
    Judy and Mike FaberJul 26 2017 10:22 pm
    We are so sad to hear of George's passing. We didn't know him well but he was always a fixture at our Passover and Rosh Hashanah table. Holidays will not feel the same without him.
    Herzfeld Reba and BennettJul 26 2017 11:29 am
    Sincere condolences on the loss of George. When we attended services he always had a smile, hello and a hug. He will be missed. Reba and bennett
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