Joyce Arlene Oppenheimer

January 26, 1944 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Joyce Arlene Oppenheimer (nee Leubitz)

Joyce Oppenheimer, age 78, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Joyce was a lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in education. Joyce distinguished herself as a dedicated educator in the Akron Public Schools, Hillel Academy, and Old Trail School for many years before returning to the University of Akron, earning a RN, BSN. She was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. Joyce was employed by Akron General Medical Center where she earned the Nursing Scholarship Award. Joyce was employed by Marycrest and the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. She subsequently became an RN case manager with AseraCare Hospice. She received the Distinguished Spirit of Nursing Award during her career. Her passions displayed themselves in many forms, including her original artwork, calligraphy, creative family albums, gardening, and volunteer efforts, which reflected her compassion and love of life. She was a lifelong member of Beth El Congregation in Akron and was also a member of The Park Synagogue in Pepper Pike.

Joyce was the devoted wife of the late Martin Oppenheimer of Queens, New York for 55 years. She met her soulmate at the University of Akron and then began their loving life together. She was preceded in death by her parents Blanche and Nathan Leubitz. Joyce was the loving mother of daughters Dr. Michelle Oppenheimer Eisenberg of Houston, Texas, Bonnie Zeichner (Larry) of Aurora, and son Kenneth (Emily) of Akron. Joyce was a beloved grandmother to 8 grandchildren: Jacob, Gabriel, Jayden, Evelyn, Juliya, Clayton, Aryana and Mayson. Joyce was a loving sister to Cantor Martin Leubitz (Lisa Kasdin), Barry Leubitz, and the late Phyllis Leubitz Teichman. She was a loving aunt to Alana Teichman Frezel (David) and Kayla, Ari, Daniel, and Benjamin Leubitz. Her love also included many extended family members, friends, and neighbors.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 30th at 11:00 AM at Beth El Synagogue, 750 White Pond Drive, Akron, Ohio, followed by burial at Anshe Sfard Cemetery, 310 Swartz Road. The family will be receiving Shiva visitors at the Oppenheimer residence, 1021 Arborway Dr., Akron, Ohio, Thursday, June 30th following the service until 7:00 PM (Minyan @ 6:00 PM), Friday from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM (Minyan @ 1:00 PM), and on Sunday and Monday, July 3rd and 4th from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM (Minyan @ 12:00 Noon).

The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the entire staff of the Cleveland Clinic for the compassionate care they provided. In lieu of other remembrances, the family suggests donations to the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic or the synagogue of your choice.

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Funeral Service
June 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Beth El Congregation
750 White Pond Dr.
Akron, Ohio 44320


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