Marcia Sachs Hofheimer

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Marcia Sachs Hofheimer passed away peacefully on January 2.

She was born on August 5, 1937 in the Bronx, N.Y. She is survived by her daughters Leigh (Jon) and Stacie (Marc), son, Joshua (Lisa), seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, and her dear brother, Dr. Warren Sachs (Karen). She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Tommy, in 1985, and by her second husband, Dr. Melvin Morrison, in 2010.

Upon graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Marcia married Tom and began a fulfilling life as a wife, mother, independent business owner, and community leader.

Marcia was beautiful and possessed a keen eye for beauty. For many decades, she worked as an interior designer and cultivated a deep love for reading, gardening, and nurturing her many friendships. She had a wonderful time with her second husband, Melvin, collecting glass art and traveling; during their 19 years together, they journeyed to all seven continents.

Marcia was passionately committed to her Jewish community. In 1991, she became the second woman to serve as president of the board of directors of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. She also served as president of the local chapter of ORT and was a member of many other committees that, among other things, addressed the needs of Soviet Jewry and Holocaust remembrance. Along with her sister-in-law, Joyce Strelitz of blessed memory, she founded the Tom Hofheimer Fund. Initially a medical exchange program working with physicians in the U.S. and Israel, it is currently focused on training young community leaders and sponsoring their visits to Israel to perpetuate a love of heritage in future generations.

Funeral services were held at Ohef Sholom Temple, followed by a graveside ceremony at Forest Lawn. Donations in Marcia’s memory can be made to the Tom Hofheimer Fund, care of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.