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1946 - 2023

Dear Bob, David and Michael (and Geri), It was with heavy hearts late today we learned of the passing of your very dear Merilyn who lit many hearts with her sincere love, and caring and all. Such a bright lady, and dear friend to all. She trusted so many and many trusted her. We relied on Meri for her laughter, joy and hugs, and get up and do, and to do the right thing. Our hearts, love and prayers with you today, and tomorrow. We are so thankful to have known Merilyn.... Terry and Ed

Posted by Terry and Edward Grissing on June 1, 2023

Good-by, my dear friend. Our time together has been special, filled with laughter and thoughtful conversation. Our early years were fun, happy and carefree.and filled with Such wonderful memories. I will miss our halfway between homes meetings to dine and catch-up on our lives. You will always be in our hearts and memories and greatly missed. Love suzi and Roy

Posted by Suzi and Roy defrancis on June 1, 2023

Hello Bob, I am so sorry to learn of Marilyn’s passing. I did not know Marilyn well, but I was always impressed with her desire to make the world a better place and how hard she worked toward this goal. I knew her from Asbury First. She will not be forgotten. Betty Stewart

Posted by Betty Stewart on May 31, 2023

My condolences to the family. I met Merlyin as a young child, she was my girl scout leader. Throughout the years Merlyin was still close to my family; she was always caring, loving, and very supportive of us girls even in our adult lives. I will remember Merlyin as the kind-hearted woman she was. I will miss her dearly.

Posted by Shaneka on May 31, 2023

So sad to find out about Meri's passing. Our condolenses to all the family.. She will be missed.

Posted by Ellen & Rob on May 30, 2023

Dear Bob and all the family, we were so saddened to hear that Merilyn had passed away. Please accept our sincere condolences on your sad loss. Merilyn was a lovely, caring lady and cousin. We will always treasure the memories of her visits with her family to stay with us in England. Together with her sister Eileen, she made us so welcome on our last visit to New York. We know she will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. From her cousin Margaret (Higgins), Michael Sargent, Carole, and Robert. Shalom.

Posted by Margaret (Higgins) Sargent on May 29, 2023

Dear Bob, I read in yesterday’s paper of the passing of Merilyn, or Merri as I called her. Although we hadn’t kept in touch for some time, I always liked her for her smiling, friendly nature. Since Bill passed away some months ago, I well understand the emotions you are experiencing now. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Sincerely, Jackie Cave

Posted by Jackie Cave on May 29, 2023

My condolences on the loss of Merilyn. She was such a kind and loving soul. Her family was her world. Such a huge loss for all of you. I am honored I got to work with her. Big hugs to Michael and David.

Posted by Mary Adams on May 28, 2023

Dear Bob and family, I am so sorry to learn of Mari’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy. May you be comforted in your sorrow for your loss Sincerely, Diane Salipante

Posted by Diane Salipante on May 28, 2023

My sweet Aunt Meri! You are the kindest and most gentle soul I have ever known. You made everyone happier by being in you presence. Your legacy lives on and I know you are in a better place now. I love you with all of my heart and you shall stay in my thoughts and prayers. Until we meet again, love you!😘

Posted by James Mackey on May 26, 2023

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of our neighbor Merry Israel. All our deepest sympathy to Bob and the entire family. Mary Ellen and Miron Zuckerman 211 Bretlyn Circle

Posted by Mary Ellen and Miron Zuckerman on May 26, 2023

I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Israel---our days at the JCC, through her sons in my programs, made my life happier. May her memory always be for a blessing, There can be no other way.

Posted by Dave Rogachefsky on May 25, 2023

Please accept our condolences. Meri was our wonderful neighbor for many years. She made fun “Bird” parties, for several years! I remember her amazing doll collection. Indeed, Meri was a lovely soul and active doer of service for many.

Posted by Neil and Cindy on May 25, 2023

Bob and I are sorry to learn of the loss of your dear wife and mother, Merilyn. In many interactions with me (Joyce), Merilyn always struck me as an extremely kind, warm, and caring person. Her passion for peace, including in Israel/Palestine, was very strong. I am sorry I will be out of town next Wednesday and therefore unable to attend the funeral or shiva. Please accept Bob's and my condolences.

Posted by Joyce Herman on May 25, 2023

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