Charlotte Ween Binder Engstrom, 83, passed away May 4, 2020, from COVID-19. She was the daughter of Morris and Frieda Ween, a native Atlantan, graduate of Samuel Inman Elementary and Henry Grady High Schools, and attended the University of Georgia, where she met her future husband Jerry Binder.
Charlotte was widowed twice. In 1982, her husband and father of her children, Jerry Binder, died of heart failure in his mid-40s. Charlotte worked, before and after his passing, for Weight Watchers of Greater Atlanta and became their most sought-after lecturer for many years. Her meetings were like a revival, and members came from far and near to be inspired by her enthusiasm. After she had been widowed for a number of years, she met and married Richard Engstrom and a few years later, due to his declining health, she became his caregiver.
She always loved animals and created an at-home pet care service while their owners traveled. Richard passed away after a lengthy illness and it was then her health began to decline.
Charlotte is survived by her daughter Susan Binder of DeLand, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law David and Ellen Binder; grandchildren Jeri Lynn (Jason) Block, Adam and Trisha Binder, and Brian Binder (Jessica Moon); great-grandchildren Jacob Block and Max Binder; sister and brother-in-law Harriet and Bo Koonin; nieces and nephews Eydie and Steve Koonin , Lisa Koonin and Sam Solomon; special friend Cathy Griffith; as well as many cousins and aunts. The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The William Breman Jewish Home or Weinstein Hospice, both located at 3150 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.