Debra S. Wolinsky
April 22, 1954 - May 18, 2020
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc.
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Debra S. Wolinsky, 66, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020. Born on April 22, 1954 in Ithaca, NY, Debbie graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1972, earned a B.S. from Indiana University in Education in 1976 and a M.S. from Butler University in 1978. Throughout her lifetime, Debbie established herself as…

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Christine & Nathaniel Garza left a message on May 22, 2020:
Ms. Wolinsky was tutoring my son Nathaniel for the past three years. She was a blessing to our family and will be greatly missed. Nathaniel and Debbie just talked about him graduating next year. She continued to do zoom sessions with him throughout the quarantine. We loved talking about math, travel and the theatre with her. Our condolences to her loved ones.
Ti Jones left a message on May 22, 2020:
I am so deeply saddened by Debbie's death. I had spoken to her about a month ago. We had both watched Camp Crip on Netflix. It had brought back a flood of memories of Camp Grace Bentley. She was a joy to be with. The world has lost a shining star
Diane left a message on May 22, 2020:
love ❤️ you debbie so sorry
Cindy Meyer left a message on May 22, 2020:
Dear Becca & family. What a wonderful life to celebrate! I know you will miss Debbie so very much. May your memories comfort you and may her spirit live on in the hearts of all those she has touched with kindness and her passion. Cindy Meyer
Charles Payne left a message on May 22, 2020:
My deepest condolences to Debbie's family! I taught with Debbie at Broad Ripple High School. She was one of the most dedicated educators that I worked with. Her dedication to young people was outstanding. My daughter was a member of the Key Club. She often spoke of how Ms. Wolinsky pushed them to make their chapter the best in Indiana. My prayers are with the family!🙏
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Carl Scott left a message on May 22, 2020:
I have so many wonderful memories with Debbie. First and foremost as a great friend and colleague. We would sometimes text or call during and I.U. basketball game. I remember a few years ago when I.U. upset Duke, Deb and I were on the phone together screaming the last couple of minutes of the game, together. I also can go into my gardens and remember Deb. I have plants that she gave me starts from which I shall always cherish and will remember each time I see them. So grateful to have been her friend.
Jhani Laupus left a message on May 21, 2020:
My heart goes out to the extended Wolinsky family having to bear this bereavement in such trying times when the need to hug and touch and reassure each other of love is restricted, and the sudden loss of Debbie is one that calls for deep embraces. I knew Debbie sporadically over many years as a part-timer in her Book Club, a place to share personal feelings, triumphs and disappointments, and laughs!. I know the loss the close, core Book Club friends feel is deep and intense. Debbie was compassionate and passionate, smart and intense, so focused on improving people, our education system and the community around her—the community she saw had no borders, had diversity that was intriguing and inspiring, held immense potential for young people, and she set out over and over to fix the problems of illness, disadvantage and ignorance around her. She achieved so much. I will never forget the bracelet project for the cancer tissue bank—what she did with students, for students, for a cure inspired by a dear friend and her family’s losses. Humor, laughter, wry comments, irony were always in her playbook, along with her ardent partisanship for IU and for her family. Finally, a defining and moving characteristic was her commitment to her Jewish heritage and faith, centering her and giving her life perspective she was always ready to share. We will miss her. I can only imagine the depth of loss of others closer to her.
Pam Light Wilson left a message on May 21, 2020:
Dear Joe, Sheila, Kharry, Becca, Michael and Julie--I feel so much sorrow for this loss, as Debra was such an amazing person. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to each of you as you, in a time that makes loss even more difficult, grieve for your beautiful daughter and sister. May you continually find comfort in one another, other members of your family, and your many friends as you move forward. Much love--Pam
Debbie Leyndyke left a message on May 21, 2020:
I have known Debbie for years, through Dyson and IPS. She was a wonderful human being who made a difference for so many underprivileged students.Debbie was kind, caring, smart and funny; just a beautiful lady. I am very sorry for your loss. May her memory be for blessing.
Nancy Lafferty left a message on May 20, 2020:
Debbie was a class act and a true educator with a heart of gold. She made this world so much more beautiful because she made lives better. Her impact will continue for generations. Every student she encouraged will pass on her words and wisdom. One of the best humans God ever made.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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