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Louis Taratoot
Lazer Mayer ben Dove Beryl la Cohen

Monday, September 25, 2017 (after sunset)

6 Tishri, 5778

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

3:00 PM


Crest Lawn Memorial Park, Atlanta GA

The family will sit shiva at Louis and Bunnie's home Schedule of Services Thursday September 28 Mincha 7:15 PM Friday September 29 Shacharis and Selichos 7:25 AM The family will get up from shiva on Friday afternoon before Yom Kippur
5151 Kim Place Dunwoody, GA 30338

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

  • Congregation Ariel 5237 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody GA 30338

    Louis Taratoot passed away surrounded by family on Monday September 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Clara “Bunnie” Taratoot; his sons: Barry and Jeffrey (Esther); his grandchildren, Seth and Aaron; and his sister, Sheila Taratoot. He is predeceased by his parents, Ben and Bessie Taratoot; and his younger brother, Bernard Taratoot. After putting himself through college and graduating from Georgia State University, Taratoot began his real estate career at the B. M. Grant Company. Shortly after, he started his own company, Taratoot & Associates, which is still active today. He co-owned and solely managed over 500 apartment units in Atlanta, along with a strip shopping center in Decatur, and other land developments. Taratoot was a visionary and a true leader in the Atlanta Jewish Community. He served a two-year term as President at Congregation Beth Jacob, serving with honor under Rabbi Emanuel Feldman. When he and his family moved to Dunwoody, GA, in 1990, he had a dream to build the first Orthodox Synagogue in Dunwoody. Taratoot put together a group including Lester Czuper, Sam Eden, Terry Tenenbaum, Murray Siegel, and others, and with the help of The Atlanta Scholars Kollel, Congregation Ariel was founded and opened its doors Shabbat, August 7, 1993, at its first home on Sandell Drive in Dunwoody. That location held approximately 30 people. The Synagogue later hired Rabbi Binyomin Friedman, along with his wife Dena in 1994 and they grew the community. By Spring of 2005, it became apparent that a larger location was needed. Taratoot, Rabbi Friedman and his core group purchased land on Tilly Mill Road, where the current building is permanently located. Taratoot had two main goals in life. The first was family, where he assisted in supporting his grandchildren through Jewish Day Schools and becoming a part of their daily life. The other was growing in Observance and help spread this throughout Dunwoody. Sign online guestbook at Graveside services were held Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Crest Lawn Memorial Park, with Rabbi Binyomin Friedman officiating. Memorial donations can be made to Congregation Ariel, 5227 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody, GA 30338, 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.
    Jeannie M. HollowayOct 6 2017 10:26 pm
    My condolences to the family. I pray for God's peace and comfort for all. I am a friend of Louis Taratoot's sister, Sheila. May God's strength be a blessing.
    Phyllis and Neal BuschSep 28 2017 11:02 am
    We share your sorrow at the passing of our long time friend and neighbor. His life will be blessed by the continuation of his values in his children and grandchildren. Love to you all, Phyllis and Neal Busch
    Joan Solomon Sep 27 2017 10:19 pm
    Dear Bunnie and Family, I'm so saddened to learn of the of passing of Louis and send my deepest condolences. May his memory be a blessing.
    Carol and Dave FinkSep 27 2017 02:47 pm
    We are saddened upon learning of the death of Louis. He was a dear friend and cousin. May his memory be for a blessing to all of us that cared about him.
    Lyn MenneSep 27 2017 11:36 am
    I just learned of your loss and wanted you all to know how much I enjoyed working with Mr. Taratoot over the past 30+ years. He was one of my favorite downtown Decatur property owners. I always appreciated his interest in our downtown vision and his desire to be a positive part of our downtown development program. He was always so gracious. He will be missed very much by our downtown Decatur business community.
    Rona and Barry SeidelSep 27 2017 08:47 am
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Louis. Our thoughts are with you.
    Alan UlmanSep 27 2017 07:20 am
    Please accept our condolences. Just last week my sisters and I were reminiscing about our childhood neighbors and remembering "Mr. Taratoot" and your family fondly.
    Sherry HabifSep 26 2017 11:14 pm
    So sorry to hear about your beloved Husband & Father. Sending sincere condolences & Deepest Sympathies. May Louis' memory be for a Blessing.60
    Sherry HabifSep 26 2017 11:13 pm
    So sorry to hear about your beloved Husband & Father. Sending sincere condolences & Deepest Sympathies. May Louis' memory be for a Blessing.60
    Andrew Brodie Sep 26 2017 08:47 pm
    Mr. and Mrs. Taratoot were very welcoming in 2006 when I relocated to Atlanta from Toronto, Canada and my wife-to-be relocated from Hong Kong. I fondly remember one particularly terse witticism that Louis opined which proved to be prescient and amazing sound advice to boot. Rest in peace, Sir.
    Linda and Leonard ShermanSep 26 2017 03:50 pm
    Jeff, Esther, and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Louis' passing. May your memories of good times sustain you,and know we are thinking of you
    Jeannine and Aaron AltmannSep 26 2017 03:28 pm
    Bunnie,Jeff Esther and family, So sorry for the loss of Louis! Our.thoughts and prayers are with you during thiis difficult time. Wishing all of you strength and peace.
    Philip WendkosSep 26 2017 01:23 pm
    Dear Bunnie I mourn the loss of your beloved husband Louis May he rest in peace amen. What a loss for Ariel Phil Wendkos
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