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.