Jean Anoff

September 25, 1937August 12, 2012

Jean Anoff, 74, of Charlotte, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at CMC-Mercy. She was born September 25, 1937 in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur Schoenstadt and Gwendolyn Strauss Schoenstadt.

Mrs. Anoff was the owner of Sesco, Inc., a promotional products company, for over 30 years. She was chairwoman of Summit House; past president of the Women’s Commission of Mecklenburg County; a past member of the Council of Aging for 12 years; volunteered for Hadassah; and was past president of B’nai B’rith Women. Mrs. Anoff was originally from Chicago, IL, where her family owned a chain of movie theaters.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Schoenstadt, Jr.

Mrs. Anoff is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Philip Anoff; daughter, Carol Anoff Jennings; son, Donald Anoff (Debra); daughter, Cathy Anoff Johnson; and grandchildren, Wade and Jay Jennings, Samuel, Leah, and Noah Anoff, Brandon Sparks, and Stephanie Johnson.

A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Temple Beth El.

Memorials may be made to Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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Ann Langman

August 17, 2012

My deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. I knew Jean for 43 years and worked with her in B'nai B'rith Women of which we are both past presidents. She was an extremely hard worker and extremely intelligent. She contributed much to the community and will be missed.

Joan Munro

August 16, 2012

Condolences to all of you. I knew and worked with Jean on the Women's Commission and with her on the start of Summit house. She was a great lady and a hard worker. She truly believed in giving back to the community. She will be honored. Joan Munro, Charlotte NC

Irwin Gordon

August 16, 2012

To the Anoff family...

Debbie and I extend our deepest sympathies to Phil and the rest of the Anoff family. We've known Jean both as a friend and customer for many, many years. She was one of a kind. RIP my dear friend. Heaven will have a very nice lady with a great smile.

Debbie and Irwin Gordon

Gene and Mary Tayloe

August 15, 2012

I will always have fond memories of Jean; first in helping me to establish a business, and allowing me to help her in building her and you building. She was always there anyone when her services was needed. May God bless her and your family in this time of need. Sorry that I amm not able to attend her memorial service due to an already estalished appointment.

Ellen Milano

August 14, 2012

My relationship with Jean began when we were on the Board of Directors for the Women's Commission. She was just a strong advocate for Women's Rights and Opportunities and Fairness. She was always the "lady" and I enjoyed her wit and her laughter. She will have many friends in heaven! With Sympathy to the family.

John Quillin

August 14, 2012

Jean was always such a delightful person. She bent over backwards to help her customers, and relationships that started as "strictly business" soon became deep friendships. I'll miss her, and I extend my heartfelt sympathies to Phil and all the Anoff family.

Harriett Wilson & Fagia Schmitt Kline

August 14, 2012

We are truly sorry for your loss, it is especially hard for those left behind, but you will always have your wonderful memories. She was a dear friend to our mother Irma Kline and will remembered.

Janet Tracy-Desjardins

August 14, 2012

We send you Peace & Love, and special loving thoughts & prayers to Carol, Wade and Jay. Love, the Desjardins, Palm Beach Gardens

Donna Cress Stokes

August 14, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of memories growing up and hanging out at the Anoff house.

Kyle Christian

August 14, 2012

Please accept my condolences.I would like to say to the family that I regret not having the opportunity to meet this family in time to get to know your wife,mother and grandmother.May she rest in peace knowing she will always have your love.