Deceased Information


    Frances Yudelson Kuniansky

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    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 (Before Sunset)


    Friday, January 19, 2018


    2:30 PM



    Frances Yudelson Kuniansky, a native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the age of 91. Frances was the daughter of Anne and Sol Yudelson, also of Atlanta. She graduated from Girls' High before going to Athens to attend The University of Georgia. She was married to Harry P. Kuniansky. Frances started her volunteer service at the age of sixteen when she was chairman of the first Youth Division of the Jewish Welfare Fund Drive.(now Jewish Federation) She later held several volunteer jobs with Federation including chairperson of the Cover-all Division. Frances also served on the board of the Jewish Home and the Kahn Group Home for senor citizens and was a member of the Community Services Task Force for the year 2000 Committee, The Disabilities Committee and the Community Planning Committee for Atlanta Jewish Federation. Frances was most proud of being a founder and president of the Atlanta Group Home, Inc. Her daughter, Jill, who had Down syndrome, shared a fulfilling life at The Atlanta Group Home for 25 years with five other residents and amazing house parents, Deborah and Dennis Lowe. Frances loved being involved in all aspects of her children's activities including school fund raisers, being a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, team Mom for several sports teams, and hosting spend-the-night parties for her kids and their friends almost every weekend at their Old Ivy home. She enjoyed entertaining. Many dinner parties took place at Old Ivy with Frances' beloved white German Shepherd Dogs greeting guests at the door! Frances is preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years Harry P. Kuniansky, their daughter Jill, Frances' sister Edith Smith, and her brother Harold Yudelson. Frances is survived by her daughter Carol Cleveland (Kevin), son Alan Kuniansky (Peggy), daughter Laura Kuniansky (Joe Smith), grandchildren Adam Cleveland (Katy), Eli Cleveland (Kaitlyn Krauskopf), Jake Kuniansky and Annie Kuniansky, and great-grandchildren Anna and Jane Cleveland. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to The Atlanta Group Home at 3095 Margaret Mitchell Dr. Atlanta, GA 30327 or the charity of your choice. A memorial service will be held at The Temple at 1589 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309 on Friday, January 19, at 2:30 pm. Sign on-line guestbook, Arrangements by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Bill and Cheryl ( Conger ) White

    We would like to extend our love and sympathy to the Kuniansky family. We have fond memories of Frances and Harry.

    January 21, 2018 , 08:12 PM

  • Phyllis and Martin Isenberg

    Frances set examples of what one does to enhance the lives of others. She was a visionary and exerted the effort to get things done not only for the Atlanta community but especially for those with disabilities. She and Harry fought for over ten years to build and finally open the Atlanta Group Home which is still in operation today. I feel blessed to have known and worked with this woman of valor... Phyllis Isenberg

    January 19, 2018 , 12:09 AM

  • Murray and Lynn Friedman

    To Frances' Family, While I don't know you, I had the pleasure of meeting Frances when I first came to Atlanta in the late 60's. I remember her beautiful smile and how being in the room with her was a joyful experience. I hope her years being cared for at Lenbrook were comfortable for her. May you find comfort with each other in all the positive memories that are yours forever. SIncerely, Lynn

    January 18, 2018 , 07:23 PM

  • Darcy Oxman

    Your mother always held a special place in my heart. When my father passed away some thirty years ago, she wrote me the most beautiful note that I still have today. She was a very special woman and I'm sorry for your loss.

    January 18, 2018 , 05:43 PM

  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Frances. She was a wonderful Woman.

    January 18, 2018 , 02:47 PM

  • Carl Golden

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Frances. She was a wonderful Woman.

    January 18, 2018 , 02:47 PM

  • Kathy O\'Connor Batten

    Mrs. Kuniansky was a wonderful woman, who contributed a great deal to the Atlanta community. I spent many a weekend visiting the Kuniansky home on Old Ivy Road during high school, and Mrs. Kuniansky always made me feel very welcome in their home. My heart goes out to your family in your time of sorrow.

    January 18, 2018 , 02:08 PM

  • Diane & Harold Cohen

    So very sorry to hear about your mom. Quite a lady and a leader.

    January 17, 2018 , 08:35 PM

  • Elaine &Jerry Blumenthal

    We are so sorry to learn of the death of Frances. She was an example for us all of a life fully lived and well lived. Her name will be for a blessing. Elaine & Jerry

    January 17, 2018 , 08:19 PM