by | Nov 2, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Marilyn Witman, 87, passed peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 19, 2017, at Beth Sholom Terrace.

Born in Bronx, N.Y., to Nathan and Leah Rapport, Marilyn was married for 40 years to Herbert Cooper, deceased 1991. She lived in Queens, N.Y.; Fords, N.J.; Monroe Twsp., N.J.; then Virginia Beach.

She is survived by children: Wendy FitzGerald (Stephen), Laurie Keller (Chris), David Cooper (Shari), and Cara Cooper; grandchildren: Sarah and Herbie Keller, and Kelsey FitzGerald; and her brother Paul Evans (Susan) of N.Y.C. Her sister, Dr. Estelle Friedman is deceased. Second husband Bernard Witman, deceased, and friend Sy Eichen, deceased.

Marilyn played piano her entire life, including at Charlie’s Uncle, E. Brunswick, N.J., and Nordstrom, Edison, N.J. She wrote music and lyrics for songs and children’s theater productions, and verses for greeting cards.

Graveside services were held at Beth Israel Memorial Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J. with Cantor Aviva Marer officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. or Autism Speaks Online condolences may be shared at familychoicefunerals. com.