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Adler, Marlene

Female 1948 - 2002  (54 years)

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  • Name Adler, Marlene  [1, 2, 3
    Born 3 Aug 1948  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Sep 2002  Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Obituary for Marlene Adler Marks (Aged 54) 9 Sep 2002  Fort Myers, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I8974  Our Family
    Last Modified 29 May 2023 

    Family Marks, Burton Andrew,   b. 21 Apr 1928, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1987, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
     1. Marks, Samantha Marya
    Last Modified 29 May 2023 
    Family ID F2495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Longtime Malibu resident and award-winning writer Marlene Adler Marks, who penned the column "A Woman's Voice" for the Los Angeles Jewish Journal, died on Sept. 5 at Cedars Sinai Hospital. She was 54. Throughout her two-year battle with lung cancer, she continued to write and fulfill her role as a spiritual and political inspiration for the Los Angeles Jewish Community. Marks was born in New York. She graduated from Queens College and went on to earn a master's degree in journalism from USC. Her prolific career included writing for the Los Angeles Daily Journal, the Herald Examiner, and, more recently, for the Los Angeles Times and Hadassah Magazine. In 1982, she launched her own monthly magazine, Los Angeles Jewish Life. In 1987 she was named the managing editor of the Jewish Journal and began writing her column, for which she won the Rockower and Smolar awards for commentary in the field of Jewish journalism. Because of her writings, she made numerous appearances around the world, including attending an international conference on Jewish women in Russia in 1994. Marks also wrote several books. Some of her most memorable writings are a collection of personal columns in her 1998 book "A Woman's Voice: Reflections on Love, Death, Faith, Food & Family." Friends and colleagues were inspired by her intelligence, curiosity, caring and her ability to live life to the fullest. In addition to writing, Marks enjoyed the theater, music, studying the Torah and cooking with friends. Dr. Ronald Natale, Marks' oncologist, in a letter read at her funeral on Monday, called her an inspiration and wrote "… the greatest message that this angel delivered to me and to others was the message that life was meant to be lived with joy and enthusiasm. Marlene had a spirited joy for life that was inspirational and contagious. Despite cancer, chemotherapy, and radiation, her energy and enthusiasm were boundless. This messenger taught not only how to inquire, probe and learn, not only how to let go of anger and fear-but how to live life. How not to waste a precious moment-because a lifetime of moments, whether your lifetime is long, or like hers, cut short, is not ever enough." Marks is survived by a daughter, Samantha, two stepchildren, Spencer and Peggye Marks, her parents, Jack and Anne Adler, and a brother, Alan.

  • Sources 
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    2. [S15] Obituary, for Jane.

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      birth date: 5/6/1914 birth place: New York death date: 15 May 2009 death place: Yorktown Heights, Westchester, New York

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    6. [S1500] - News-Press - 9 Sep 2002 - Page 20, (Name: News-Press;), Obituary for Marlene Adler Marks (Aged 54) 9 Sep 2002.