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1950 - 2024

Marlene was a special person who made people feel special. She had a wonderful energy that raised everyone's energy. I knew her in re-evaluation counseling for two decades. Thank you Marlene. Peace

Posted by Bob on April 5, 2024

Lee and Elaine, I’m so incredibly sorry for your loss. It’s incredibly evident how much Marlene was loved and how much she loved the people in her life. Thinking of you both during this time. <3 Jordan, 412

Posted by Jordan Ovsenik on April 5, 2024

Marlene was an incredible person we met on a trip. What a legacy. So thankful to have known this amazing human.

Posted by Beth on April 4, 2024

I met Marlene in 2000, when she traveled to Costa Rica to study Spanish in Manuel Antonio. She was a very cordial, honest, sociable person, full of humor and grace for life. We created a very beautiful bond of friendship, full of respect. He visited me in 2003 when my youngest son was born. She wanted to participate in his birth and get to know him. He met my entire family, shared with my parents and siblings. On of many Christmas she visited us and shared the New Year's party with the local fire station. The most exciting part of the night for her was getting on the truck and sounding the siren. We called her "Chica Face" just a expresión of affection. And we loved it when she told us "ay caramba" or "what do you say" when she didn't understand what we were saying. We Will miss her weekend video calls, her visits and his Good humor. Vuela alto Chica face.

Posted by Damaris Jiménez Artavia on April 4, 2024

Marlene was a patient teacher. She would come into the office at Temple Sinai and help me edit the monthly bulletin. We would check grammar and punctuation and she would explain why the changes should be made. Her presence in our lives will be sorely missed. May her memory be for a blessing.

Posted by Angie Clark on April 4, 2024

Marlene with Esther Brill after an Adult Education Program teaching Yiddish at Temple Sinai.

Posted by Angie Clark on April 4, 2024

I was saddened to learn of Marlene's passing. I knew her as a warm and wonderful friend and community supporter. May her memory be a blessing now and into the future.

Posted by Sandra L Frankel on April 3, 2024

My deepest condolences to Marlene’s family. I met Marlene on a trip in 2021, we bonded after realizing we both live in Rochester. We got to travel a few more times together & meet up when she was home. We had the privilege of sharing so much laughter, we could’ve had our own sitcom. I’ll really miss hearing her stories & writing. Sending so much love.

Posted by Kari on April 3, 2024

Posted by Kari on April 3, 2024

Marlene and I worked together at Nathaniel Rochester School years ago. We saw one another from time to time in retirement. I have only the fondest memories of her, and that warm smile. May she rest in peace, she left this world a better place for having been here.

Posted by Dr Bruce Gorman on April 2, 2024

My path crossed Marlene's at parties and other events many times in the almost 50 years that I have been living in Rochester. We always had a chat and a few laughs and I'm just astonished that she is gone. Sympathies to her family and other friends.

Posted by Mary Guhin on April 2, 2024

Once upon a time we were very young

Posted by Sherlea Dony on April 2, 2024

Picnic at Genesee Valley Park when we were babes

Posted by Sherlea Dony on April 2, 2024

I was a very close friend of Marlene for many years. We shared the same birthday, April 29th. I was swimming outdoors with Marlene only about 10 months ago. She and I had many special times together as she was entertaining with the best sense of humor. I will miss our bond of friendship, yet I will cherish many beautiful memories. My deepest condolences to her entire family and many friends.

Posted by Donna Silverman on April 2, 2024

For many years our paths crossed. I always loved your big personality! It sure will be different without you, and I’m pissed that you left so soon! RIP baby girl. 😢

Posted by Sherlea Dony on April 2, 2024

My sympathies to Marlene’s family. I got to know her when I was trying to sell her house in the Park Ave area. I remember her as a spirited soul who was fun and unique!

Posted by Eileen S Goldman on April 2, 2024

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