Monday, August 25, 2008


A Sad Announcement

Anshei Darom, the Southeastern Region of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs, regrets to announce the sudden and untimely loss of Marc Elkan on Saturday, August 16, 2008 (15 Av 5768).

Marc (r) with son Scott at the 2005 Anshei Darom Retreat.

Marc, a former Regional officer, is survived by wife Mindy; son Scott, daughter-in-law Devorah, and granddaughter Hadassah; daughter Michelle, son-in-law Ben Needle, granddaughter Alexis and grandson Max; and his parents Kurt and Inge Elkan.

The funeral took place Monday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Arlington Cemetery in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The family sat Shiva at the Elkan home in Roswell, Georgia, with services both morning and evening. Shiva concluded after Shacharit services Sunday morning, August 24. Needless to say, it was a difficult week for the family.

Marc, his son Scott, and his makhetunim (Hank Needle and his sons Josh, Ben, and Mark) have been familiar faces at many of our annual retreats. His sudden death at the age of 52 is a real shock, not only to his family, but to the people throughout the Southeast who got to know him through his involvement with Men's Club activities.

For many years, Marc took the lead in running the FJMC's Yellow Candle program at Congregation Etz Chaim. It was a program with special personal meaning to him, owing to his mother having been a survivor of the war who was saved by the Kindertransport.

Thank you for keeping Mindy, Ben and Michelle, Scott & Devorah, Kurt & Inge, the grandchildren and all the family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences can be sent to Ben Needle [benneedle (at) aol (dot) com].

Ha-Makom y'nacheim etchem b'tokh sh'ar aveilei Tziyon virushalayim.

May HaShem comfort you amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

"Enjoy every day and make it count..." - Hank Needle


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