Elinor Angel Rosenberg Breman died July 11, 2018. A mother of three sons who had a passion for the arts, symphony and theater, Elinor continued to find joy in learning and reinventing herself throughout her life.
Born to Sadye and Phil Angel in Chattanooga, Tenn., she knew at 17 that her aspirations were too large for a small town. She met a charming salesman, her first husband Herbert Rosenberg Jr. from Atlanta, part of the Greatest Generation, who would later start the Buckhead Men’s Shop with his brother, Leman, as they raised their children.
Formerly Elinor Rosenberg, she became one of Harry Norman’s top residential real estate agents in the Buckhead area, where she would achieve multi-million-dollar sales year after year. She was recognized by her peers from the Atlanta Board of Realtors with the Phoenix and the Top 20 in Sales awards.
She would go on to publish two books: “Roller Coaster Ride” and “Best Friends,” a children’s book to benefit the Atlanta Humane Society.
At 71, she would marry William Breman, a community leader and philanthropist as they started a new life together. A donation from them helped fund the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, which was their gift to the Southeast and to its rich Jewish culture.
After Bill’s death, Elinor continued his philanthropy along with the Breman Foundation and founded the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Fellowship, providing scholarship funds to young musicians who need a helping hand.
She could rarely say “no” as she served on the boards of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, The William Breman Jewish Home, the Anti- Defamation League, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and the Breman Foundation.
Elinor was a unique individual. She knew who she was and what she wanted out of life until her last breath. Her unwavering commitment to right the wrongs in our society and love of family and friends will always be admired among those who knew her.
She is survived by her children: Jerry and Dulcy Rosenberg, John and Pamela Rosenberg, Phil and Judy Rosenberg, and Carol and Bob Nemo; grandchildren: Alan and Michelle Rosenberg, Kenneth and Karen Rosenberg, Karen and Mark Musa, Jason Rosenberg, Michael Rosenberg and Rebecca Rosenberg; great-grandchildren: Ansley, Peyton, Brendan and Zachary Rosenberg and Addison Musa; sister, Celie Helman of Columbus, Ga., and many nieces and great-nieces.
A special heartfelt thanks to her care providers and Elinor’s angels: Deanna, Marie, Michelle, Charlene and Morine for their tireless dedication and love for our mom.
In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to: the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, The William Breman Jewish Home or the Elinor Rosenberg Breman Fellowship of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.
A memorial service was held at The Temple on Sunday, July 15 to celebrate her life. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999. Sign online guest book at www.edressler.com.