Jennifer Ann Feldman, nee Chlebek, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Jennie was born in Dayton, Ohio on July 8, 1957 to Margie (Phipps) Chlebek and Robert Chlebek, the younger of two daughters. She was a graduate of Northmont High School and Wright State University. Jennie worked over 40 years as a social worker helping foster children and retired from Lighthouse Youth Services.
Jennie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Tim Feldman, daughter Emily (Andrew) Loreaux, son Will, cherished grandson Emmett and Baby Loreaux on the way, all of Anderson Township, and her sister Deborah Chlebek (Ernest Koerlin) of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Debbie’s selfless gift of a kidney transplant gave us all 15 more wonderful years of Jennie. She is also survived by mother-in-law Ada Feldman, sisters-in-law Jane Feldman, Ellen (John) Lonneman, and Ann (Marty) Schultz and brothers-in-law John (Susan) Feldman, Eddie (Arianne) Feldman, and Greg Feldman. She was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Ed Feldman, brother-in-law Tom Feldman and sister-in-law Chris Feldman.
Aunt Jennie held special love for her nieces and nephews. She is survived by Anna Koerlin (Zenen Gonzalez), Jenni Fearn, Kate, Elizabeth and Claire Lonneman, Frannie (Clay) Bennett, Aaron Schultz (Jason Caplan), Eddie Schultz, JC (Katie) Feldman, Nicole (Alexa Woods) Feldman, Matthew Feldman, Brittnee (Mason) Lantz, Brook (Jennifer) Feldman, Brett (Katlyn Carlson) Feldman, Claire, Mary Beth and Olivia Feldman. Great nieces and nephews Chelsea Fearn, Sophia Bennett, Walker and Rosalyn Lantz, Everett, Logan and Nolan Feldman, and Baby Gonzalez and Baby Feldman on the way.
Jennie was dedicated to her family, enjoying many family beach vacations, which she always said were the best week of the year. She had a love of adventure and traveled to many foreign countries and 49 out of 50 states. Her other interests over the years included sewing, making stained glass, volunteering at Mercy Hospital and supporting whatever sports teams her children were playing on. Jennie was a caring listener who always met life’s challenges with humor. She leaves behind many good friends with whom she shared more than a laugh or two. Her laughter will be hard to replace in the lives of all those who knew and loved her.
The family asks everyone to join them for an open house and Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 3 at Alms Park Pavilion from 1-5pm, with a short ceremony at 2pm. Alms park is located at 710 Tusculum Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to either of the following charities that were important to Jennie:
- The Polycystic Kidney Foundation, donate@PKDcure.org – Jennie lived with PKD, a genetic kidney disease that runs in her family.
- WCYBA SNAPDragons, 976 East Apple Gate, Cincinnati, OH 45245 – Jennie was an avid fan and supporter of the SNAPDragons, an organization for special needs athletes