Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

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Garry Elliott Zeitlin

April 21, 1960February 5, 2020

Garry Elliot Zeitlin, age 59, of Nashville, TN, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020. Garry was born on April 21, 1960 in Nashville, TN to Linda Preis and Barry Zeitlin. Garry graduated from MBA in 1978, where he excelled in both academics and golf. He earned a BS Degree in Finance in 1982 from the University of Florida. Following his graduation, he moved to Miami where he worked at Barnett Bank in the finance department.

Returning to Nashville, Garry joined his father in his construction business. Some years later, he founded his own homebuilding company, Garry Zeitlin Construction. What Garry most enjoyed, however, was working together with his father and brothers in the family business. He was involved in the community, serving on the board of Cystic Fibrosis and in many other local fundraisers. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Gators and the Titans.

Garry was kind and thoughtful, and enjoyed his family and the many friendships he developed over the years. He will be sorely missed by all. Garry is preceded in death by his brother, Richard Irwin Zeitlin, and grandparents, Erna and Fritz Preis and Bessie and Joe Zeitlin.

Garry will be remembered as a wonderful son, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his mother and father, Linda and Barry Zeitlin, brother, Todd Zeitlin (Kathy), nephew, Brandon Zeitlin, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 at The Temple Congregation Ohabai Sholom at 5015 Harding Road in Nashville, 37205, with Rabbi Mark Shiftan officiating. Burial will follow at The Temple Cemetery located at 2001 15th Ave. N. Nashville, 37208.

Pallbearers are Todd Zeitlin, Manuel Zeitlin, Jeff Zeitlin, Bruce Zeitlin, Brandon Zeitlin, Roger Shepard, Karen Vingelen, and Julie Doochin. onorary pallbearers are Jay Berlin, Benji Olson, Greg Sir, David Vise Sam Waksman, Jeff Speer, Larry Speller, Robert Doochin, James Fishel Randy Goldstein, Jerome Rosenblum, Jimmy Shulman, Larry Averbuch, Frank Boehm, Ellen Dansky, Steve Geringer, and Howard Rosen.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and Alive Hospice.


  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 9, 2020

  • Funeral Services

    Sunday, February 9, 2020


Garry Elliott Zeitlin

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February 9, 2020

As a fraternity brother at the University of Florida, Garry was a loyal and forthright friend. Garry was passionate, courteous, and warm. In reading of his life, I am confident that all who knew him smile at his name.
Keith Grumer '78 pledge class


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