Kunitz, Joan (Molner), of Newton, MA, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away at home surrounded by family on September 7, 2018. Beloved wife of Daniel P. Kunitz for 63 years. Devoted mother of Robin Cohen and her husband Eitan, Laurel Simkovich and her husband Marvin, and David Kunitz and his wife JoAnn. Dear grandmother of Amir Cohen, Naomi Bengigi, Yair Cohen, Aaron Simkovich, Shoshana Simkovich, Elisha Simkovich, Yaakov Simkovich, and Suzy Kunitz. She leaves 11 wonderful great-grandchildren. Loving sister of the late Stanley Molner. She leaves behind loving nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Joan was a committed social worker and political activist for over 50 years. Graveside service on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Shiva will be at the Kunitz residence, beginning Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Harmony, 492 Waltham St., West Newton, MA 02465.