Marcia Dronzek, 84


EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Marcia Dronzek passed away at her home on Aug. 7, 2023, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Marvin Dronzek for 49 years. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of Arthur and Elvira (Szusz) Wintner. Marcia attended and graduated from the University of Michigan, earning a B.A. in education.

Aside from her time in Michigan, she had lived in Ohio for 40 years. She volunteered with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ohio, and, together with her father, the Mt. Sinai Hospital, in Cleveland. She was a teacher in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, before moving to East Greenwich with her husband and children in 1978. Marcia was a faithful member and volunteer of Temple Sinai. She was a devoted volunteer with many local organizations, including the East Greenwich school system and Dorcas Place, in Providence.

She was the devoted mother of Jeff Dronzek and his wife, Jennifer, of East Greenwich, and Ellen Orkin and her husband, Jonathan, of Canton, Massachusetts. She was the dear companion of Brian Lavendier, of Glocester. She was the loving sister of Joanne Melendez and her husband, Jose, of Deltona, Florida. She was the cherished grandmother of Emily, Abigail, Amanda and Danielle. She was the adored aunt of several nieces and nephews.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Elvira Wintner Music Memorial Fund c/o the National Council of Jewish Women online at or to VNA Care New England Foundation via mail at Philanthropy Building 2, 171 Service Avenue, Suite 301, Warwick, RI 02886 or online at

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