Marian S. Garfinkel (1932-2020)

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My mother Marian S. Garfinkel died on August 28th, 2020.


Due to the pandemic, we were only able to have a small graveside service. That ceremony took place at 11:00am on August 30th, 2020, at the Roosevelt Memorial Park. It was performed by Rabbi Jeff Schnitzer.

You can read the eulogy here.

Online Tribute

I have set up a FlipGrid website has been set up where people can post 2-minute videos. The website can use the camera built in to your phone or laptop if you allow it. It works best with Google Chrome.

Click here for Marian Garfinkel's FlipGrid.

Marian S. Garfinkel's Wikipedia Page

September 8, 2020 obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Valerie Russ

September 17, 2020 obituary in the Jewish Exponent by Sophie Panzer

August 2021 Memorial Service

Marian Garfinkel's memorial service has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of the delta variant.

Designated Charity

Donations in Marian Garfinkel's name can be made to Linden Hall School for Girls in Lititz Pennsylvania, where she taught for two years.

Stories of my mother

I am collecting stories of my mother that I plan to publish in a memoir called (her title), "The Kosher Butcher's Daughter." If you have any such stories, please feel free to email them to me.

I have scanned my mother's dissertation. You can access it here: