Joline “Jolly” Odentz died Jan. 14 at Glenmeadow in Longmeadow. She was the widow of Dr. Gerald Esi Odentz. Born in Springfield on July 11, 1929, she was the daughter of Solomon Greenberg and Frances (Weinberg) Greenberg. She graduated at the top of her class from Classical High School in 1946, winning the Latin and French awards. She went on to Radcliffe College where she was one of the first women to write for the Harvard Crimson, a Harvard/Radcliffe publication. She graduated in 1950. She worked for several years at Monsanto prior to settling in Longmeadow. A lifelong member of Temple Beth El, she was active in the Sisterhood organization, co-ran the Temple Beth El gift shop for over a decade, as well as published the temple calendar. She also volunteered for several other organizations. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Lauren (Nathan Levin) of Needham, Sheryl Odentz Maller (Brant Maller) of Larchmont, N.Y., and Howard Odentz (David Gilfor) of Somers, Conn.; three grandchildren, Zachary Maller, Gregory Maller and Briana Levin; and many nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to Glenmeadow Senior Living in Longmeadow, MA. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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