Peter Mallen


Peter James Mallen passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in Atlanta. He was born Jan. 16, 1946 in Chattanooga, to Saul "Twom" and Muriel Goldberg Mallen, both of blessed memory. Peter attended college at the University of Oklahoma on a wrestling scholarship before getting his business degree from the University of Georgia. After college, he founded Mallen Industries, a textile manufacturing company. Peter married Janie Mallen on May 11, 1985, and they started a family together in Atlanta shortly thereafter. He served as president of Mallen Industries, chairman of United Knitting, president of The Temple in Atlanta, and was a member of the board of National Jewish Hospital in Denver as well as other notable institutions. Peter was preceded in death by his brother, Steven Lawrence Mallen. Survivors include his wife, Janie; children: Stephanie, Jonathan and his fiancee, Amy, Amanda and Matthew; brother, Ted Mallen and his wife, Carolyn; dear family friend, Rossy Bruno; multiple nieces, nephews and cousins, and countless friends. An online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The Temple, 1589 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, Services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at The Temple, with Rabbi Peter Berg and several clergy colleagues officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Dresslers Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta 770-451-4999.

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