Ileana Dwoskin passed away April 9, 2021, after a long illness. Born in New York City on June 13, 1930, to parents Paul and Tillie Landau, Ileana graduated from Lawrence High School on Long Island, N.Y. She then attended and graduated from Parsons Institute, the renowned fine arts college, where she met her future husband.
After their marriage they moved to Paul’s hometown of Atlanta. There they raised their family and they both participated in the family business Dwoskin Wallcoverings, a highly respected and renowned national wallcoverings distributor. Ileana used her innate talents to design wallcoverings, many of which went on to be acclaimed bestsellers.
Later in life she lived near her daughter Linda and her family in Lexington, Ky. Eventually, she moved to Boca Raton, Fla., where she lived with daughter Jill until her death.
Ileana was a gifted painter and interior designer. Her specialty was painting still-lifescapes. In her professional design career, she decorated many prominent Atlantans’ homes. But perhaps her most interesting and personally satisfying project was decorating the world-famous drive-in, The Varsity.
Ileana loved to travel with her family to just about every part of the world. She also was an avid theater and movie-goer and could talk intelligently on virtually every subject. A great asset was her ability to read people quickly and almost always accurately. She was very loyal to her close friends, many of whom she kept lifelong. But her family always came first.
Ileana was the devoted wife of husband Paul Dwoskin, who passed in 2003. She was predeceased by her only sibling Harold Landau, who passed in 2015, and sister-in-law Jean Feldman Lawson of Atlanta.
Ileana was the loving mother of Jill Dwoskin of Atlanta and Boca Raton, Fla., and Dr. Linda Dwoskin of Lexington, Ky., and grandmother of Haley Stein and Mandy Stein. She is survived by her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Diane and Marvin Bernstein.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Humane Society. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999