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Mrs. Marilyn D. Teitelbaum

Obituary for Mrs. Marilyn D. Teitelbaum

June 3, 1921 - January 23, 2017
Manchester, New Jersey | Age 95

Beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother

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Marilyn D. Teitelbaum, 95, beloved wife of the late Arthur Teitelbaum ,died peacefully on Monday January 23, 2017 .A private burial will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Gray's Funeral Home in Westfield, N.J. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2309 Route 70 Manchester,New Jersey at 11 am Wednesday February 1, 2017.. For further information or to send condolences to family, please call the Church or Gray Funeral Home, at grayfuneralhomes.com. Born on June 3, 1921, to Carl Hammer and Evia Rassmussen in Superior, Wisconsin, Marilyn often shared stories of her life on Lake Superior and was always very proud of her Swedish Heritage. Soon after her birth, both of her parents succumb to pneumonia. She was raised by her loving grandmother. At the age of 18, Marilyn left home and traveled to Washington,D.C. She accepted a position with the government and contributed to the war effort in support of victory in WW II. On a blind date, Marilyn met and fell in love with a Navy Carrier WWII Pilot. She married Arthur Teitelbaum on November 13, 1943. When Art completed his tour of duty, they settled in Elizabeth, N.J. In 1954, they chose to raise their family in Westfield. While living in Westfield, Marilyn worked with the crisis hotline, "Contact We Care". For the past 30 years, Marilyn enjoyed participating in volunteer organizations with her friends and neighbors in the community of Leisure Knoll. The Redeemer Lutheran Church became a very important part of her life. At Thanksgiving, you could find Marilyn volunteering to collect turkeys and all the holiday "fixings" for the less fortunate. As an active member of Leisure Knoll Singles and Helping Hands. Marilyn always found time to perform "many acts of kindness" . Marilyn is survived by her son, Steven C.Teitelbaum and his wife Margaret of Annandale N.J. (formerly of Westfield) and daughter Susan Teitelbaum Riess of Glastonbury, CT. Also mourning her loss and celebrating her life, are her three beloved grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica) Teitelbaum, Katie Teitelbaum Reeves (Don), and Ann Teitelbaum. Two great grandchildren, Samantha and Ava Reeves, and two step great grandchildren, Drew and Julian. They brought Mimi much joy and happiness. In her memory, contributions may be made to Center for Hope,1900 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

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