Jean Weinstein Frey
Jean Weinstein Frey passed away Wed., Apr. 16, at the age of 85. Jean was born June 19, 1928 in Floral Park, NY to Philip and Irene Lewith Weinstein. Her family moved to North Carolina in 1930. In 1946, Jean graduated from Central High in Charlotte, NC. She attended college in Virginia at the Richmond Professional Institute from 1946 to 1950 and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History. She moved to Atlanta in 1952, and worked in Midtown for the Taylor Insurance Agency. She married Howard Oppenheimer in 1956 and they were blessed with two sons. She volunteered at the Atlanta Jewish Federation during the 1960’s and re-entered the work force in the 1970’s. An avid traveler, she enjoyed destinations both foreign and domestic. She was particularly fond of Switzerland and fine chocolate. Jean loved music and regularly attended the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She was remarried in 1986. An enthusiastic gardener, she took great pleasure in the brilliance of a single bloom as well as the spectacle of field after field of blooming profusion. Jean appreciated beauty wherever she encountered it: in nature, in design, or in a person’s character. While fiercely independent, Jean was a dignified and elegant lady who strove to see the best in others. Jean is mourned by many: her youngest son, David Oppenheimer, married to Candice and their daughter Pearl; her eldest son and his wife, Richard and Katherine Oppenheimer and their blended family Jason, Bethani, Joshua, Aaron, and Kaelan; her brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Donna Weinstein along with their family; sister Carolyn Sosnik and her family; her step-sons, William, Ted and Adam Frey and her extended family members Dianne Oppenheimer and Jeanette Sachs Oppenheimer. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 27th at Temple Sinai, Atlanta. Anyone wishing to honor Jean’s life may send donations to either Temple Sinai, www.templesinaiatlanta.org; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org. Sign online guestbook: www.edressler.com. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.