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Ivan Richard Chanin

July 4, 1948 ~ October 25, 2019 (age 71)


Ivan Richard Chanin, 71, died Friday, October 25, 2019.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 11:00 AM, in the Chapel of Hart’s Mortuary at the Cupola. The family will greet friends following the service. Burial will be private.  Donations can be made to FFA Mary Persons High School Forsyth, attn: Bill Waldrep, 300 Montpelier Avenue, Forsyth, GA 31029 or to the Heart of Georgia Humane Society, P.O.Box 7554, Macon, GA  31209.

Ivan was the only son of the late Mose and Julia Kell Chanin. He grew up in Macon, attending Clisby Elementary School, Stratford Academy, and Vanderbilt University.  Following Vanderbilt, Ivan joined his father’s business at the Army Surplus Store in Macon. He also took on the challenges of soybean and hay farming and moved to a homesite at Eden Gardens in Lizella, Georgia.

From childhood, Ivan had a keen interest in mathematics and was able to nourish that interest at Vanderbilt with the scientific components of gambling and finances. He became a knowledgeable investor and a skillful blackjack player.  He also became a blackbelt in Taekwondo. Ivan was fond of animals, especially dogs. 

Ivan is preceded in death by parents, Mose and Julia Chanin,who were members of Congregation Sherah Israel;  uncle, Sam Chanin; and aunt, Ann Chanin Donner.  He is survived by, cousins, Ronald, Ina, and Eric Chanin and Robert, Josh, Beau, and Matt Donner, Sarah Donner Waldrep, Clint Suttles, Robert Chanin, and Stephen Chanin.

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Hart’s at the Cupola, Hart's Mortuary and Cremation Center, 6324 Peake Rd, Macon, GA 31210 has charge of the arrangements.



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Memorial Service
November 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210

Visitation to follow service

Hart's at the Cupola
6324 Peake Road
Macon, GA 31210


FFA Mary Persons High School Forsyth, attn: Bill Waldrep
300 Montpelier Avenue, Forsyth GA 31029

Heart of Georgia Humane Society
P.O.Box 7554, Macon GA 31209

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