Dr. Donna Rockwell Smilovitz Obituary
On October 7, 2023, the world bid farewell to Dr. Donna Rockwell Smilovitz, a luminary at the age of 66, hailing from Franklin, Michigan. With a heart full of compassion and a mind sharp with insight, she touched many lives, both personally and professionally.
Dr. Rockwell Smilovitz wore many hats in her life. To Bernie Smilovitz, she was an unwavering partner for 38 remarkable years. To Zachary (with Alysha Glenn) and Jacob (with Laura Flusty) Smilovitz, she was the beacon of love and wisdom. To her grandchildren, Eloise, Sebastian, and Isabel Smilovitz, she was the doting grandmother whose stories illuminated their world. Her bond with her siblings, Joshua (joined in life by Clare) Rockwell and Leah Rockwell, was one forged in shared memories and mutual respect. She was also a cherished aunt to Ava, Lily Rockwell, Shaina, and Michael Smilovitz. Beyond her immediate family, Barbara Helton, along with numerous other dear relatives and friends, mourn her loss.
But her legacy is not just confined to her family ties. Professionally, Dr. Rockwell Smilovitz made significant strides as a distinguished humanistic psychologist. With a focus on wellness and mindfulness, she was relentless in her efforts to champion mental health, especially within the realm of public personalities. Recognized as a leading voice in mindfulness meditation, her tenure from 2017-2018 at Division 32 stands as a testament to her dedication, where she played a pivotal role in its growth and evolution. Even after her tenure, she remained an active contributor, guiding and inspiring countless individuals within the humanistic community.
As we gather on October 10, 2023, at The Ira Kaufman Chapel at 12 noon, we celebrate the life of a woman whose impact resonates in the many lives she touched. Her spirit and legacy live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew her. For further details, please contact 248-569-0020 or visit irakaufman.com.
Who is Dr. Donna Rockwell Smilovitz?
Dr. Donna Rockwell Smilovitz was a distinguished humanistic psychologist from Franklin, Michigan. She passed away at the age of 66 on October 7, 2023. Beyond her professional achievements in the realm of psychology, particularly in wellness and mindfulness, she was deeply respected for her contributions to mental health awareness, especially among public figures. Recognized as an expert in mindfulness meditation, she had a significant tenure at Division 32 from 2017-2018, contributing to its growth and development.
On the personal front, she was the beloved wife of Bernie Smilovitz for 38 years and a cherished mother to Zachary and Jacob Smilovitz. She was also an adoring grandmother to Eloise, Sebastian, and Isabel Smilovitz and held close bonds with her siblings Joshua Rockwell and Leah Rockwell. Dr. Rockwell Smilovitz’s life was marked by her commitment to her profession and the deep love and bond she shared with her family.