Chapter Eternal


Join us in mourning those brothers who have entered the Chapter Eternal.

James M. Pepper, Mu (University of Georgia) ’69

James Maurice Pepper, age 73, of Atlanta died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Jimmy was born in Cincinnati but called Atlanta home for more than 70 years. He had what amounted to a front-row seat to the dynamic times and growth of the city, including as a driver for the governor, an early employee of the Atlanta Hawks and a game-day presence on the sidelines of the Atlanta Falcons from their debut in 1966 through last season. Jimmy seemingly knew everybody, from the star quarterbacks and sportswriters who wrote about them to the policemen who directed traffic on the streets of Atlanta, streets Jimmy knew better than anybody. He reveled in helping people get around town and knew the fastest routes at any time long before GPS navigation was a thing. For many years, he could be seen on the basketball courts of schools and rec leagues around town as a referee. Survivors include his son, Keith Pepper; daughters Meredith (Craig) Bass and Hilary (Stuart) Nelson; five grandchildren; and a brother, Thomas Pepper. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Shelley Steinman Pepper, of blessed memory.

Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shelley Steinman Pepper Fund at Kate’s Club ( A graveside service was held Sunday, Sept. 25, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Peter Berg officiating.

Originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times.


Merrill Pollinger, Beta Gamma (Indiana University) ’50

Merrill Pollinger, age 90, of Boynton Beach, passed away Oct. 27, 2013. Service Oct. 29. Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, Boynton Beach, FL.

Originally published in The Palm Beach Post.


Leonard Treister, Alpha Omega (University of Miami) ’50

Treister, Leonard (1926-2016) passed away peacefully on September 5, 2016. Leonard came with his parents, Arthur and Anita Treister, to Miami in 1929. Leonard was active in the Boy Scouts, Troop 35 and graduated from Miami Beach Senior High in 1944. During his high school days, at the beginning of World War II, he was an airplane spotter for the Army Air Force, in a system set-up along the Florida coast to spot possible German airplanes, submarines and torpedoed US ships in distress. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy as a teacher and specialist in airplane recognition. After the war he attended the University of Miami, was a member of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, and earned his degree in law. Leonard was active in Miami’s real estate field. He was also involved in Miami’s civil rights movement during the 1960’s, serving on the Board of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan Association and Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, the first integrated institutions of their kind in the State of Florida. In 1968 Leonard and his brother Kenneth formed Housing Corporation of America in partnership with Alcoa. HCA became the leading builder of Federal low-rent turnkey housing in the US, building both family and senior housing in many cities throughout the country, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Leonard was sited by the US Senate for assisting in drafting Federal-housing legislation. Leonard and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1985 and lived an active and comfortable life until his death. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Diana, his three children, Susan Treister, Arthur Treister and Pamela Balfe, two grandchildren John and Jackie Balfe and his brother Kenneth Treister. His love and passion for his family and life will be greatly missed. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA.

Originally published in the Miami Herald.


Charles M. Stern, Alpha Beta (University of Chicago) ’48

Charles M. Stern beloved husband of Judi and the late Carol. Dear father of James (Randi) Stern, John Stern, Randy (Betsy) Haberman, Joel (Lori) Haberman and Audrey (Marge McGinty) Haberman. Devoted grandfather of Cory and Stacy Stern, Kevin, Allyson, Erin, Katie, Amy and Suzanne Haberman and Nathan, Sam and Isabel McGinty. Loving uncle and friend of many. Memorial Services Sunday, 2:00 PM at North Shore Cong. Israel, 1185 Sheridan Rd., Glencoe. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to a fund for the research of Vasculitis. Checks should be made payable to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earmarked for Dr. Falk’s research in memory of Charles M. Stern and sent to Shawne Grabs, Office of University Development, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, PO Box 309, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Donations may also be made to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society , 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661 in memory of Charles M. Stern.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication.


Dave Wolf, Jr., Alpha Epsilon (Washington and Lee University) ’51

Dave Wolf Jr., a successful insurance executive who was known for his sense of humor, community service and wide circle of close friends, passed away peacefully Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was 86.

Born May 8, 1930, in Richmond, Va., to Henriette and Dave Wolf, Dave was an only child. He was a proud graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he studied history. Dave enjoyed a long and successful career in the insurance business. He started in the business in 1952 with Markel, a wholesale insurance broker, where he was an underwriter who specialized in the transportation industry. He became a partner in Atlanta with Irby Sewell/Southeastern Aviation Underwriters. He later sold the business and continued to work in the insurance industry for many years. He was known for his integrity and loyalty to clients and colleagues.

In 1959 he married Jackie Rose. They met at the Standard Club in Atlanta. They had a long and happy marriage and were true partners. Dave had a wide circle of close, lifelong friends. For years he attended regular lunch groups at Atlanta lunch spots. He was always the funniest person in the group. He was known for his silly handshakes, his good-natured ribbing of friends and his genuine interest in others. He also had a weekly tennis game for 60 years that was both competitive and hilarious. He could make anyone laugh. He adored his grandchildren and loved nothing more than hanging around with them and making them laugh. He was the president of the Standard Club in Atlanta and Futures, an Atlanta social club, and was a lifetime board member of the Jewish Tower in Atlanta.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jackie Rose Wolf; daughter and son-in-law Andi and Gordie Morse; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Toni Wolf; and grandchildren Jessica, Madeline and Carly Morse and Alexander Wolf. Sign the online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309; the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327-2108; or the charity of your choice.

Originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times.


Louis (LD) D. Coddon, II, Eta (University of Pennsylvania) ’67

Louis David Coddon II, beloved husband, father, grandfather, 71, of Atlanta, passed away peacefully Thursday, November 24, 2016. He was born July 31, 1945 in St. Paul, MN to Irma and Marvin Coddon, both of blessed memory. Louis enjoyed a successful career as a corporate attorney for the Coca-Cola Company, which spanned 29 years and included four years spent in Tokyo, where he served as legal counsel for Coca-Cola Japan. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Susan; son, David (Aileen Har); daughter, Emily (Evan Epstein); granddaughters, Georgina Coddon and Elliott Epstein; sister, Marjean Coddon (Henry Johs); sister-in-law, Lisa Karesh; brother-in-law, Mack Karesh (Lavonne Fore); and many nieces, nephews, and loved ones. Sign online guestbook at In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to APBD Research Foundation, 2710 Ave. S, Brooklyn, NY 11229.

Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.