In Memory

Genie Solka (Weitzman)

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06/27/09 12:37 AM #1    

Anne Ursprung (Mulligan)

I am so sorry. Genie was a friend in elementary school. We were in the third grade together at Sam Houston Elementary. Some afternoons we walked home together. I remember so well going to Temple with her. I was made so welcome. It is a warm, wonder filled memory yet. It was good to visit with her at our 25th. I shall miss her. Anne Ursprung Mulligan

11/01/09 04:00 PM #2    

Phyllis Brooks (Murphy)

Weitzman, Eugenia Solka

Weitzman, Eugenia (Genie) SolkaEugenia (Genie) Solka Weitzman died after a long valiant battle with cancer on January 6, 2009, at Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by loved ones. Genie, the daughter of Rose Solka and the late Isaac Solka, was born on April 4, 1942 in Mexico City. At an early age, she moved with her family to Corpus Christi, Texas. Genie graduated in 1963 from University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Degree where she was a member of Sigma Delta Theta sorority. Upon graduation, Genie came to Dallas as a trainee for Sanger Harris. After a short period of time, Genie met and married her much loved husband of 44 years, Herbert D. Weitzman, and in time their family grew to include two much loved daughters. As Genie raised her children, she simultaneously became an integral part of the Dallas Community. She served on the Board of Directors of Jewish Family Service and the Golden Acres Legacy Board and was a member of the Dallas section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Shearith Israel Synagogue and Hadassah. One of the most marked differences Genie made over the years; however, was in her work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Group Psychologist. She began her private practice in 1978 after studying at both Southern Methodist University and Texas Women's University. Although all her accolades in her professional life are too numerous to name, many of her achievements can be remembered through her work with the following associations. She was a Board Member and President of the Dallas Group Psychotherapy Society (DGPS). She was also on the Board of Directors of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA). Additionally, she was a member of both the American and Dallas Associations of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) (DAMFT). Accolades and Associations aside, her career best is evidenced by the countless people she helped and cared for as a therapist, counselor, friend and family member. Genie long will be remembered for her sage guidance to so many people. Genie is survived by her husband Herbert D. Weitzman and their two daughters and sons-in-law Esther and Michael Meyers and Michelle and Jared Caplan, along with her four adored granddaughters Lea and Abby Meyers and Hannah and Emily Caplan. In addition, she is survived by her mother Rose Solka, her sister Ruth Bramley and her husband Andrew, her brother Jack Solka and his wife Davie Lou, and numerous close nieces and nephews. Genie's family also would like to give special thanks to her dear friends and relatives and the wonderful doctors at M.D. Anderson and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas for all their countless hours of love and care over the course of Genie's illness. Services for Genie will be held at 2:00 PM at Shearith Israel Synagogue located at 9401 Douglas Avenue. Graveside services will follow at Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Jewish Family Service, 5402 Arapaho, Dallas, Texas 75248 or M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Division, c/o Dr. Robert Benjamin P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210.

11/15/09 05:52 PM #3    

Harry L. Tindall

I remember Genie from grade school through high school. Her brother, Jack, and I were in the same Boy Scout troop. I recall her being an outstanding student with a kind and gentle personality.

03/08/10 05:36 PM #4    

Janice Skelton (Faulk)

Genie was such a sweetheart and I remember her from some of our art classes together. She was one of the first classmates to welcome me to Ray after I had moved there from Temple and she made me feel so welcome. She was very quite, but deeply sincere in her friendships. I am so sorry that she has gone and it is such a shame. The good ones always seem to go early. She will be missed.

08/22/10 09:18 PM #5    

Sherry Griesenbeck (Van Pelt)

Genie and I were friends since Sam Houston elementary school.  She was my Maid of Honor in my first marriage in 1961.  We lost touch throughout many years but I am happy to say that we reconnected.  I was able to visit with her on some of her visits to Houston while she was going to M.D. Anderson.  She was an inspiration to all who were around during the years she battled cancer.  I will always remember her great smile even when you knew all was not well.  She is missed.                                  Sherry Griesenbeck VanPelt

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