Marcia Gerstein, 101


RIVERSIDE, R.I. – Marcia Gerstein died on March 9, 2023. She was the cherished wife of the late Harold L. Gerstein for 63 years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late William and Annabel (Bloom) Mutchnick, she had lived in Riverside for well over 40 years, previously living in Providence for over 25 years. She worked for American Universal Insurance Company, retiring in 1985.

Marcia was a member of RSVP, Friends of the East Providence Library, Women's Association of JSA, Jewish Eldercare of RI and The Women's Knit Shoppe and was the first recipient of the Presidential Award from JSA as well as the recipient of the Ruth and Irving Wolf Jr. Award for Multigenerational Philanthropy.

She was the devoted mother of Niecie and her husband, Richard Weiner, of Providence, and Arthur and his wife, Ellen Gerstein, of Norwalk, Connecticut. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Ann Taubman, and her husband, Stephan Kolitz, as well as her siblings, Ira Mitchell and Berniece Mutchnick. She was a loving grandmother of Andy (Jenny), Lisa (Jason), Sarah, Paul (Esta) and Rob (Yen). She was a cherished great-grandmother of Ethan, Zach, Naomi, Ezra, Dylan, Micah, Rachel and Sami.

Contributions in her memory may be made to The Louis and Goldie Chester Kosher Food Pantry, JCS, 1165 N. Main St., Providence, RI 02904 or the Shabbat Chai fund at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, RI 02906.