Marilyn Eisenberg, 87


SARASOTA, FLA. – Marilyn Eisenberg died peacefully at home on Feb. 18 surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the daughter of the late Morris and Molly (Fink) Young.

She was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Class of 1953, and earned a Masters degree in guidance and counseling from Rhode Island College in 1972. A vocational and guidance counselor in the Woonsocket, R.I. school system for 32 years, Marilyn created the “Adopt-A-School Program”, an award-winning business/education collaboration and one of the first of its kind in the state. Marilyn retired in 1996.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Benjamin Proctor Eisenberg and her sister, Phyllis Rubin and brother-in-law, Leon Rubin of Cumberland, R.I. She was the devoted mother of Ellen Shafner and her husband, David, of Ramat Bet Shemesh, Israel, Nancy Eisenberg and her husband, Marc Brandriss, of Boca Raton, FL, Marcey Propp and her husband, Rob, of Cherry Hill, NJ, and Susan Eisenberg and her partner, Mark Elliot, of Beverly Hills, CA. She was the loving grandmother of 9 and devoted great grandmother of 21.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Hadassah, Planned Parenthood or Magen David Adom.