Deceased Information


    Francine Steinberg

  • AGE



    Monday, November 22, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Wednesday, November 24, 2021


    2:30 PM




    Meeting ID: 867 4040 8688

    Passcode: 801290


    Greenwood Cemetery


    Shiva will be observed on Wednesday following the funeral and with Minyan at 6 pm & Thursday with Minyan at 7 pm at the home of Debra and Joseph Berger, 4288 Huntington Circle, Dunwoody, 30338.


    on Saturday November 27 with Minyan at 7 pm at the home of Jody Steinberg & Roy Wagner, 2958 Pangborn Road, Decatur, 30033


    Francine Elaine Hirschman Steinberg, 86, of Atlanta, died peacefully November 22, 2021, with her daughters and caregivers by her side. Born in New York City 7/26/35, Fran was the only child of Joseph Hirschman and Dorothy Tanenbaum Hirschman. A real New Yorker, she grew up in the Bronx surrounded by a close family of cousins, aunts and uncles, plus many friends who became her lifelong family. Fran reluctantly moved to Atlanta in the 1950s with her former husband, Richard Steinberg (z’l), but soon adopted it as her forever home. Franny never met a stranger. She opened her home and heart to generations of transplants to the South, welcoming them for meals, connecting them to jobs and homes, and showering them with her warmth and wisdom. Fran was an incredible resource to all who knew her: she never hesitated to share her opinions or give advice. She had a heart of gold, loved to help, smiled at everybody, and endeared herself to all. Everyone loved Franny; She was a sister, friend or second mother to many, many people who will truly miss her. A talented saleswoman, she sold ads for apparel magazines until she retired in her 60s. Fran Steinberg was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Jeffrey David Steinberg. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law Debra (Debby) and Joseph Berger and Jody Steinberg and Roy Wagner; granddaughters: Dana Berger Kirschner (Josh Kirschner); Danielle Wagner and Roni Wagner, plus rescued grand-dogs. She is also survived by a host of friends who were like family. Special thanks to Weg Wolde, Nadine Barrett, and Hortensia Morales for the incredible love and care that they provided. Much appreciation to Orchard at Brookhaven and Agape Hospice. Graveside services will be held 2:30 pm November 24 at Greenwood Cemetery and via Zoom. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of the United States: (  or The Temple Atlanta ( 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.

  • Ann Tamli

    Debra, Jody, and family, I was so sorry to hear of Francine's passing. I'll always remember her driving us to the Hebrew Academy while drinking her "cwafee," and what a huge smile she always had. May her memory be a blessing, and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. With deepest sympathy, Ann Tamli

    December 02, 2021 , 10:57 PM

  • Debra & Joseph Berger

    THANK YOU, all, for the beautiful sentiments, the calls, cards, food, and kindness that you have shown our family this past wee. May Mom's memory be for a blessing.

    November 28, 2021 , 03:52 PM

  • Marsha Rosing

    I always enjoyed your Mom’s spirit and loved seeing her around and about. I hope all your own wonderful memories will stay with you and help sustain you.

    November 26, 2021 , 08:06 PM

  • Marjorie Francis

    Dear Debbie, Jody and family , my sincere condolences to you all. I’m happy I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Fran She was a loving, caring, giving, friendly and out going person. May the family find comfort and strength knowing she’s resting in heavenly peace.

    November 26, 2021 , 05:51 PM

  • Rachael Takei

    I only met Franny once, but it was memorable. She had such a big presence. I was bowled over by how positive and happy she made me feel in that short meeting. I've always remembered her. Peace be with you all

    November 25, 2021 , 10:30 PM

  • Andy B Becker

    Debbie and family..I am so sorry to hear about Fran. She and mom were great friends for so long. I guess nothing lasts forever..My heart goes out to you and hope you have peace knowing that your mom is in a better place..

    November 25, 2021 , 04:00 PM

  • Robyn Siegel Clark

    So very sorry for your loss. Your Mom was always dear to our family ever since Hebrew Academy carpool. May her memory be a blessing.

    November 25, 2021 , 02:47 PM

  • Gloria Merlin

    Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    November 25, 2021 , 02:16 AM

  • Randi Lovinger-Strumlauf

    Your mom was such a special lady. I loved it when she would come up to the Mart. We'd sit and shmooze for hours. So sorry for your loss, Debra and Jodi. May all the wonderful memories you created with your Fran warm your heart today and always. With heartfelt sympathy . . .

    November 24, 2021 , 11:48 PM

  • David Hirschman

    Debra, Jody and families, I will always remember Fran's vivacious spirit from my early memories of being at your grandmother's house and onward. Hilda and Aaron's face would light up when she visited them. May Fran's soul transition to a space of peace and tranquility.

    November 24, 2021 , 08:03 PM

  • Valerie, Michael and Megan Miller

    Deeply sorry for your loss. Sending love and hugs to you. She was a special person Atlanta will miss!

    November 24, 2021 , 07:57 PM

  • Linda Naso

    Fran was a one of a kind. I cherish the years we shared at the Atlanta Apparel Mart. A great lady who has left a memorable legacy. Hold on to the memories thru this difficult time.

    November 24, 2021 , 05:34 PM

  • Marc & Marianne Silverboard

    Remembering your wonderful mother and wishing you comfort.

    November 24, 2021 , 04:37 PM

  • Jan Cisse

    Loving your mother come easy. She were a loving kind soul. Thank God I had the pleasure. Meeting her.. she will be missed..??

    November 24, 2021 , 10:31 AM

  • Bruce Kirschner

    Debby, Jody, and family, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Although I haven’t seen her in decades, I still have some loving memories of her, especially the the way she interacted with her kids. She was a true mensch. May she live forever in our hearts. Cousin Bruce Kirschner

    November 24, 2021 , 06:34 AM

  • The Sideris Family

    Jody and Debra, our sincere condolences to your families. May her memories be a blessing.

    November 24, 2021 , 03:33 AM

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams

    Dear Debra,Jody and family Our heartfelt love and sympathy . Fran was such a special lady. Just thinking about her brings smiles. While we lost contact thru the years our memories are wonderful.

    November 24, 2021 , 02:06 AM

  • Weg

    Fran you are in a better place now I am so blessed to taking care of you and to know your great family's ( Debby , Jody ) your beautiful smile will remain in my heart. Rest in peace and comfort dear Debby and Jody and the entire family may God give you the strength to deal with your loss.

    November 24, 2021 , 01:48 AM

  • Ann and Mike Silver

    We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you at this sad time. May her memory always be for a blessing and remain in your hearts.

    November 24, 2021 , 01:03 AM

  • Judy Jay

    I have fond memories of your mom from the days down at the Mart. She was one of a kind. My condolences to her entire family. May she rest in peace.

    November 23, 2021 , 10:36 PM

  • Steve Kamrass

    My sincere condolences to you and your family. May her memories be your blessing

    November 23, 2021 , 10:08 PM

  • Karen and Andy Edlin

    Dear Debra, Jody and Family, We are so very sorry to hear this sad news about Fran. She was a very special lady. I so enjoyed coming to you childhood home and seeing Fran and her big smile. May the memories be in your heart forever. Sending hugs.

    November 23, 2021 , 06:36 PM

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    November 23, 2021 , 04:55 PM

  • Janet Brady

    Ohhhhh my heart breaks to know that my Jewish mom Franny is no longer here to spread her joy and laughter and all knowing smile. How blessed are all to have known her and loved her and how I will miss her. What a reception she had in Heaven and what a fabulous angel we have to watch over us… My heart goes out to you all Debby, Jody et al… what a special woman was Fran. Xoxo

    November 23, 2021 , 04:47 PM

  • Shosh Hirsch Selavan

    Jody and Debby, I am so very sorry for your loss. From the pictures posted on Facebook I was able to see from afar how much you invested in filling your mother's life with love & joy. Savor the memories.????? ???? ????? ???? ??? ???? ???? ????????.

    November 23, 2021 , 04:22 PM

  • Toby Berlin Rosenbaum

    Debra and Jody and family, Sending our deepest condolences, love and warmth. Toby and Natalie

    November 23, 2021 , 01:57 PM

  • Cindy and Tom Landskron

    Sending condolences and hugs. She was such a cool lady. May your memories of her bring you comfort and joy.

    November 23, 2021 , 06:23 AM

  • Judith (Judy) Finkel

    Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the entire family on the loss of sweet Fran. She always had a smile and kind word to share. May sweet memories warm your hearts during this very difficult time.

    November 23, 2021 , 03:49 AM

  • Paula and bob tucker

    Dearest Debra and jody and family, I am so sad to hear of this. May her memory be a blessing, and may you find peace

    November 23, 2021 , 01:38 AM

  • Davida Cohen

    Debra, Jodi and Family, I am sure the many memories will keep you and your family comforted for a long time to come. Fran knew how to make them. So sorry for your loss.

    November 22, 2021 , 11:58 PM

  • sid & Laurie besmertnik

    Debra and Joe: our sincere condolences. May your mother's memory be for a blessing. Best wishes for the family

    November 22, 2021 , 11:41 PM

  • Laurie and David Ginburg

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Laurie & David

    November 22, 2021 , 11:30 PM

  • Marcie Gross Koffler

    Jody and Debra i am so sorry for your loss. May your mothers memory always be for a blessing.

    November 22, 2021 , 11:13 PM

  • Stephanie Lenchinsky

    I am devastated by the news today about my friends passing. She wasn’t just a friend she was my second Mother. When why Mom passed she was by my side every step of the way. Bill and I adored her in every sense of the world. She looked after us like we were her own kids! To see an effervescent and fun and big personality be silenced is heartbreaking! But what gives me a smile today is the way the family cared for her to perfection and the caretakers they found that adored her. I can tell you this, I was silenced today too! For once in my life I was speechless. Life will not be the same without you BUT I know where you are and it’s called Heaven. You friendship was heaven to us. Rest In Peace my buddy and pal! Rally everyone up there! Stephanie and Bill!

    November 22, 2021 , 10:52 PM

  • Rhonda BEER

    So sorry for your loss?

    November 22, 2021 , 10:47 PM

  • Lori Lewis

    Sending condolences and love. I will truly miss Aunt Fran. What a wonderful and lovely person! Such a loss! With deepest sympathy.

    November 22, 2021 , 10:23 PM

  • Norma Appel

    My deepest sympathy. I know you will miss Fran and hope your memories sustain you through.

    November 22, 2021 , 10:14 PM

  • Lisa Reisman

    My deepest condolences to the whole family! ?

    November 22, 2021 , 10:02 PM

  • Martha Jo Katz

    Sending heartfelt sympathy to all. May memories in the heart bring comfort to the soul. Thinking of all the fond memories I have of your mom! xoxo

    November 22, 2021 , 09:58 PM

  • Amy Arnold

    Dear Jody and Debbie, I’m so very sorry to read about your mother’s passing. Please know you both are in my thoughts today. May her memory be forever a blessing. Love to you both ?Amy Arnold

    November 22, 2021 , 09:06 PM

  • Toby Fagin

    Jody, I’m so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May memories of her always bring you comfort.

    November 22, 2021 , 08:41 PM

  • Harold Rosenbaum

    S/b Debra

    November 22, 2021 , 08:37 PM

  • Harold Rosenbaum

    Sects and Jody, I’m so sorry for your lost. She was a good woman and will be missed,

    November 22, 2021 , 08:37 PM

  • Scott Feld

    Debbie and Jody, I'm so sorry for your loss. May your mom's memory be a blessing.

    November 22, 2021 , 08:22 PM

  • Julie Levin Taylor

    Your Mom was an amazing woman! I was so fond of her. I remember all the times that we spent together as kids at your house. Love you Frannie!

    November 22, 2021 , 07:43 PM

  • Madelyn Spiegelman

    We are very sorry for this difficult loss. May you be comforted by her memory.

    November 22, 2021 , 07:01 PM

  • Judith A Wolinetz

    I'm so sorry about Mom's passing away this morning. Her laughter & beautiful smile will always be a fond memory in my heart. Wishing the entire family comfort and peace during this very stressful time. Love & Kisses, Judy Perlman Wolinetz..

    November 22, 2021 , 06:48 PM

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