Felicia Penzell Weber, co-founder of The Weber School, was laid to rest last week. Funeral services were held at the high school on Roswell Road, in Sandy Springs.
An obituary by Dressler Jewish Funeral Care said Felicia Weber died Oct. 7, surrounded by family and friends. She had suffered multiple infections from a car crash.
Born in Brooklyn, Felicia, who was 66, moved to Atlanta in 1976 with a master’s degree in education, according to Dressler Funeral Home. She co-founded New Atlanta Jewish Community High School [The Weber School] with Steve Berman, and Michael Rosenzweig. The school opened in 1997 at Zaban Park, in Dunwoody, with 19 students, an Atlanta Jewish Times story said.
The Times report said the school was renamed Doris and Alex Weber Jewish Community High School in 2003 for Felicia’s parents. Classes started at the Roswell Road site in 2006.
Comments in an online guest book for Dressler Funeral Care referred to Felicia, as “inspirational,” “a visionary,” “a gentle soul” and someone who “never met a stranger.”
Felicia is survived by her husband, Joe Weber, three children and five grandchildren.
Memorial donations are encouraged and can made to The Weber School, 6751 Roswell Road., Atlanta, GA 30328, www.weberschool.org.