Elinor Heyman Wittenstein, a native of Atlanta and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at age 85.
She attended Druid Hills High School and NAPS (The Westminster School). At age 16 she enrolled in Smith College, where she received a B.A. in U.S. government. After graduation she moved to New York City, where she met Charles Wittenstein of Brooklyn, N.Y. They were married at The Temple in July 1952 and made their home in Atlanta.
Elinor was active in the Atlanta Jewish community and worked at the Atlanta Section of the National Council of Jewish Woman for a decade. She was involved in her children’s lives and regularly volunteered in the PTA at Fernbank Elementary School and at the Paideia School. Family mattered most to Elinor, and she always enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. She was liked, respected and admired by all who knew her.
Elinor was preceded in death by her parents, Josephine and Herman Heyman, and her husband of 60 years, Charles Wittenstein. She is survived by her three children and their spouses, David and Lee Wittenstein of Bethesda, Md., Robert and Susan Wittenstein of Dunwoody, and Ruth and Gary Musicante of Silver Spring, Md.; six grandchildren, Rebecca Wittenstein Silverman (Ken), Daniel Musicante (Kate), Jonathan Musicante (Lelanie), and Eric, Greg and Adam Wittenstein; one great-grandchild, Hannah Silverman; and a brother, Arthur Heyman.
Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus of The Temple officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the National Council of Jewish Women, Atlanta Section. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.