Passed away peacefully on May 25, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 94.
Jean was born December 19, 1923 in Louisville to Ruth and Max Waldman. She was an accomplished artist who had a natural affinity for drawing and painting. Her true passion was being surrounded by family and the joy her children and grandchildren brought her. Jean devoted much of her time volunteering around her family’s activities.
Jean could bring sunshine into any room. She was filled with endless positivity and kindness despite what life threw her way. Her smile, warmth and charm always made those around her feel special.
Jean is survived by her children, Dana Sonnheim (Harry), Michael Frankel (Kathi) and Debbie Frankel; her five grandchildren, Jon Sonnheim (Lisa), Todd Sonnheim, Josh Frankel (Megan), Grace Helen Frankel and Bea Frankel; and three great-grandchildren, Abby, Cillian and Owen. She is preceded in death by her son, David Frankel; her husbands, Milton Zimmerman and John M. Frankel; her dear friend Jack Fleischer; and her brothers, Irvin (Harriet) and Leslie Waldman (Ethyl), and her sister-in-law Harriet Judd (Arnold).
A graveside service was held Sunday. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Grady Health Foundation at 191 Peachtree St, NE, Suite 820, Atlanta, 30303, or online at www.gradyhealthfoundation.org, to support the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady.