Marilyn Joy Schwartz

by | Nov 28, 2023 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Marilyn Joy Schwartz was born on June 14, 1926, Flag Day, and passed away on September 24, 2023, at the age of 97.

She was predeceased by her parents Richard and Beatrice Rosendahl and her beloved husband of 70 years, Henry K. Schwartz. Marilyn leaves behind her devoted daughters Ellen (David Feldman), and Mindy Katz (Jeffrey), her much-loved granddaughters Carly Katz (Gregory Hellman), Jana Katz, and Rachel Feldman, and adored great-grandson Henry Hellman.

Marilyn married her teenage sweetheart Henry Schwartz in Manhattan, N.Y., where Ellen was born. Mindy was born eight years later following their move to Far Rockaway, N.Y. They later moved to Jericho, N.Y.

Marilyn was smart as a whip with a phenomenal memory. She used her facility with numbers in her career as a bookkeeper, working her way up to Payroll Supervisor at Long Island Jewish Hospital. Alongside this work, she helped Henry in his store on weekends.

She loved nothing more than being surrounded by dear friends and family, often hosting and preparing delicious meals. Marilyn made entertaining look easy. She was always a “do-er.”

When Marilyn finally retired in her 70’s, she and Henry moved to Florida where they became involved in community activities, playing golf, canasta, and bridge, being in a book group, enjoying the warm weather, and socializing with new and old friends.

Marilyn’s final chapter began in 2022 when she sold her home in Florida, leaving her cherished caregiver Astride Dulieipre, and moved to Virginia Beach to be closer to family.

Donations can be made to Deborah Hospital https://www.deborahfoundation.