According to an obituary on the school’s website, she died of infections following a serious car accident.
“It is very difficult to announce that Felicia Weber, co-founder of the Weber School, benefactor, past president and above all, a woman of valor, passed away during the night. Her family was at her side when she died,” the email stated. “Our heartfelt condolences go out to her husband, Joe Weber, her children Molly and Dr. Zach Rubin, Jacob and Amy Weber, Rachel and Rabbi Ephraim Pelkovitz and five grandchildren.
“May her memory be for a blessing and may all of her family be comforted among the mourners of Zion.”
Funeral services took place Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the school, which cancelled all activities Wednesday out of respect for Felicia Weber. Burial followed at Crest Lawn Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Weber studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Wheaton College and earned a master’s degree in education from Northeastern University in Boston.
She moved to Atlanta in 1976 with her husband and 2-year-old daughter, Molly, and co-founded the organization Mothers to Mothers, a support network for first-time mothers living far away from family. In the early ’90s, along with others, she responded to the need for an interdenominational Jewish high school in Atlanta and worked to help launch the Weber School.
An online guestbook is available at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the school, 6751 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328, www.weberschool.org.
The Neighbor has contacted the school to request more information and some background on her tenure at the school. Check back with the Neighbor for updates.