Marilyn Bender of Dobbs Ferry passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, due to complications arising from cancer. She was 75.
Marilyn was born in Brooklyn, the daughter of Harold and Helen (Spiegel) Halperin, on July 25, 1945. She was a graduate of Brooklyn Friends School and the University of Pennsylvania. She was a resident of Dobbs Ferry for over 40 years, and served as secretary to the Committee on Special Education in the Dobbs Ferry School District. Marilyn was a docent at the Hudson River Museum and a volunteer researcher at the New-York Historical Society. She was an enthusiastic reader of history (in which she majored at college). She was also an accomplished knitter who made blankets, sweaters, and other garments for Project Linus and for the children and grandchildren of relatives and friends.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of over 50 years, David; her sons, Roger and Douglas (and wife Sarah Smelin); her grandson Mason; her nephew, Clifford Karp; and her niece, Deborah Hirschmann.
Services were private. Send memorial contributions to Project Linus or the American Cancer Society.