by | Jan 22, 2018 | Obituaries

Greensboro , NC—Jeanette Weiner Bardy Levy, 98, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Greensboro.

“Jan,” as she was known, was the thoughtful matriarch of an adoring family that includes four children, nine grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

Jan was born on November 27, 1919 in Elizabeth, N.J. She married Edward Bardy (z’’l) in 1936 and they raised their three children on a N.J. farm. Following Edward’s death in 1961, Jan moved to Greensboro where she married Ralph Levy (z’’l) and began the southern chapter of her life. Jan never knew a stranger, was graceful and sophisticated, wise, and had an inner strength that carried her and others through life’s rough patches. She was passionate about her grandchildren and great-grandchildren – all of whom jokingly claimed to be her favorite, but all of whom truly felt that way because of the depth of her relationships with each of them. Her phone rang constantly as her wide network of family and friends reached out to check in, share their lives, and benefit from her wisdom and love. She thought constantly of others, knitting hats for babies, visiting the ill, and providing encouragement and support to those around her. She lived a full life, traveling all over the world during her 40 years with Ralph, living for times in Virginia Beach and Florida, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jan is preceded in death by her husbands Edward and Ralph, and grandson Edward Martin (z’’l).

She is survived by a brother, Harold Weiner; children Carole Krusch, Eileen Silver, Rosalyn August, Alan and Arlene Bardy, and “extended” children Irene and Irv Cohen; special niece and nephew Ellen and Allan Ross; grandchildren Pam and Michael Charen, Philip Martin, Leah and Alan Biller, Michael Krusch, Eddie and Elizabeth Krusch, Adam and Brooke August, Meredith and Steve Cheifetz, Michelle and Joel Bigelman, and Kim and Drew Langsam. She is also survived by eldest great-grandchild Rachel Budow (Fritz Seig), and great-grandchildren Ashley (Elan), Ali (Jeremy), Skyler, Reilly, Carson, Cooper, Ryan, Sydney, Matthew, Mason, Blake, Casey, Lauren, Ben, Jessica, Ava, Maya, Alex, Alyssa, Jacob, Sophie, Leo, and Maya.

Rabbi Joshua Ben-Gideon officiated the gravesite funeral at the Hebrew Cemetery on Gate City Boulevard.