Marjorie Kroskin Marx

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Marjorie Jane Kroskin Marx died on December 22 at her home at Atlantic Shores.

Marjorie was born in Norfolk on July 19, 1926, to Hyman and Florence Kroskin of blessed memory.

She was a graduate of Maury High School and attended Richmond Professional Institute to study art and fashion design. She had a lifelong love of art and painted in her later years. Her first job was working at Kroskin’s Naval Tailors after college.

Marjorie was introduced to her future husband, George “Punchy” Marx, by her sister Carolyn Kroskin’s boyfriend, Herbert Bangel, a fellow student and fraternity brother of Punchy’s at UVA. They married on November 28, 1948 and moved to New Jersey. “Punchy” loved the ground that Marjorie walked on, and she loved him right back. They made a fantastic couple!!!
Marjorie was always known as a spectacular beauty both inside and out. She lived the life of a 1950s housewife and raised her two children, Howard “Hank” Marx and Barbara Ann Marx.

During her time in New Jersey, Marjorie was active and held leadership positions in many organizations, including Deborah Heart Hospital and the Ladies’ Auxiliary of Shrewsbury Hose Company (Punchy’s fire department). She was an active member of Congregation B’nai Israel, its Sisterhood, and Hadassah.

Margie was known for her love of African violets and other plants, as an excellent baker and cook, and as a fantastic, caring mother, not to mention a great beauty. Her husband and love of her life, “Punchy,” passed away at age 58 in 1981. She ultimately moved to Florida to start a new chapter in her life.

Her first grandson, Gordon, was born in 1982 and her second, Robert, was born in 1984. She doted on them as children and was a great Grannie to them.

In Florida, she made new friends and became active in her condo association. She loved to travel and went to Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Tibet, Italy, and even an elephant-back safari in Nepal. She was a voracious reader, something that she continued all her life.

After much nagging from Hank, she agreed to move back to Tidewater in 2010 to be close to him and Barbara Ann. She settled at Atlantic Shores. Marjorie loved living there – making new friends, tending to her orchids and African violets, and serving on many committees: Resident Services, Employee Gift Fund and Food and Beverage. She was a member of Temple Emanuel.

Marjorie lived to enjoy and love Gordon and Robert’s spouses, Sara and Martin, and her great granddaughters, Anina and Plia. She loved life and lived it to the fullest!!!!

She was predeceased by her parents and her husband George “Punchy” Marx. She is survived by sister, Carolyn Bangel, son Howard “Hank” Marx (Carol), daughter Barbara Ann Marx, grandsons Gordon (Sara) and Robert (Martin), great granddaughters, Anina and Plia, cousin Judy Dobrinsky (Larry), niece Nancy Bangel (Mark Robbins), nephew Brad Bangel (Babbi), their children and grandchildren, and other cousins.

Interment took place in New Jersey.

Memorial donations may be made to Temple Emanuel, 424 25th Street, Virginia Beach, Va., 23451.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.