Julian Frankenberg

Julian Frankenberg

CHAMPAIGN – Julian M. Frankenberg, 74, of Champaign died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

He was born in Chicago on Jan. 18, 1938, to Lester and Bess (Adler) Frankenberg, immigrants from Germany and Russia, respectively.

He married Natalie (Kushner) on Aug. 25, 1962, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary this past August.

In addition to his wife, Natalie, he is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Jerry) Leshne, and two grandchildren, Max and Mia Leshne, of New York, N.Y., and his sister, Joyce Sher of Aspen, Colo.

Julian received his Ph.D. in botany from the University of Illinois. Professionally, Julian developed the Health Professions Information Office at the UI and was an assistant dean advising undergraduates on their careers as doctors and dentists.

He also established the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions and served as its executive director for many years.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) at Sinai Temple, 3104 W. Windsor Road, Champaign, with Rabbi Norman Klein officiating. Shiva services will be held today and Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at 3705 Marjorie Lane, Champaign.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sinai Temple Deckard Fund.

Condolences may be offered online at www.HeathandVaughn.com.

Amy48 wrote on January 16, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Thoughts and prayers to the Frankenberg family. I was saddened to hear of Julian's passing. As a premedicine advisor at Penn State I am thankful for the leadership he provided in establishing the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP). This organization has greatly benefited thousands of aspiring doctors, dentists and other health professionals in giving them an advocacy group to improve advising as well as communication with the health professions schools. This association has greatly assisted me in my professional role as well as development as an advisor. Julian was a very kind man and I enjoyed meeting with him at the many conferences over the years. He will be missed..With sincere sympathies..Amy Leddy