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04/14/11 - NNHS Newsletter -
Marion Radin Mirmelstein

Marion Radin Mirmelstein
(08 Nov 1924 - 10 Apr 2011)

Maury High School Class of @ 1942

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

    We have more sad news this Thursday morning.  Marion Radin Mirmelstein, Maury High School Class of @ 1942, widow of Benson Mirmelstein ('3_), and mother of George Mirmelstein (NNHS / Hampton Roads Academy - '69) of VA, Joel Mirmelstein of DE, and Jan Mirmelstein of VA, passed away in Richmond on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at the age of 86.  May her memory be for a blessing always.

  From Bobbie Smith Horwitz ('65) of TX - 04/13/11, 5:32 PM - "Obituary for Marion Mirmelstein":

Dear Carol,

I am sad to send you the obituary of Marion Mirmelstein who lived in Newport News until 1971 when she moved to Dallas, TX. I believe her children, Joel, Jan and George all went to school in Newport News.

Thank you,

Bobbie Horwitz

   Thank you so much, Bobbie.   I read this twice thinking surely there must be some connection to us, but was unable to draw it.  You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your friend.

From the Dallas News and the Daily Press - 04/12/11:



Marion Radin Mirmelstein


DALLAS, TEXAS - Marion Mirmelstein, age 86, a resident of Dallas, Texas since 1971, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011, in Richmond, Va.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to the late Mollie and George Radin; and was preceded in death by her late husband, A. Benson Mirmelstein in 2003.

She graduated from Maury High School, in Norfolk, Va., and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute, now VCU. She was a former resident of Norfolk, Va., and Newport News, Va., where she was a longtime member and active in many activities and women's organizations at Rodef Sholom Temple. She was also a member of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas. Marion enjoyed playing bridge with family and friends and was a Life Master.

She is survived by her three children, George Mirmelstein of Virginia Beach, Va., Joel Mirmelstein (Marcy) Wilmington, Del., and Jan Mirmelstein of Richmond, Va.; and three grandchildren, Sari (Benjamin) Britz, Jeremy Mirmelstein and Megan Mirmelstein. She is also survived by her sister, Ruth (Edward) Legum and brother, Melvin (Linda) Radin, both of Norfolk; sisters-in-law, Rhea Wolfram of Dallas, Texas, and Esther (Jesse) Weinberg of Baltimore, Md.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in Dallas, Texas, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Temple Emanu-El Cemetery. Shiva services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Mirmelstein home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable contributions, in Marion's memory, be made to The George and Mollie Radin Archive Fund, Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, VA 23507; or Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Rd., Hampton, VA 23666; or Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Rd., Dallas, TX 75225. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press from April 12 to April 13, 2011.
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April 12, 2011

Jane and I were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May your memories of her be filled with gladness and joy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time.

~ Preston and Jane Basnight

April 12, 2011  

I am so sorry to hear of Marion's passing. She was a part of the Smith/Horwitz family lives for as long as I can remember including my wedding and move to Texas, my son's bris and swimming lessons, and innumerable meals. Even though time would pass between phone calls, catching up was easy. I know she will be missed by all.
Bobbie, Ken, Seth and Lisa Horwitz

~ Bobbie Horwitz, Dallas, Texas

April 12, 2011

Teri and I are very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Your friends,

~ Bob and Teri Cowan, Virginia Beach, Virginia

April 12, 2011

Condolences from Judy and me. Our prayers are with you and your family.

~ Don and Judy Musacchio

April 12, 2011

George, my sincere condolences to you and all your family...

~ Chip Rogers

April 14, 2011

Jan, my thoughts are with you and your family.

~ Bea Goldberg

April 14, 2011  

I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember fondly the meals I shared with your family when we grew up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

April 14, 2011



   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Marion's family and friends at this time.

From George Mirmelstein (NNHS / Hampton Roads Academy - '69) of VA - 05/07/11 - "Marion Mirmelstein":


I saw your posting of my mother's passing and I wanted to say thank you.. Her husband A.B. Mirmelstein was a NNHS grad class of 193_. I was a Typhoon from 1965 through 1967 and graduated from HRA in 1969.

  Bobbie Horwitz was a close friend of our family.

George Mirmelstein

   Thank you, George, it was my privilege.  Once again you have my deepest condolences.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty

Oseh Shalom

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Thanks, Diane.

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