Violet R. London Marcus
August 11, 2020

VIOLET R. LONDON MARCUS: Passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 six weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was predeceased by husband Sam, son Alby, daughter-in-law Maxine, parents Albert & Sarah Walkow London and sisters Hilda Lebovitz & Lilyan London. Violet was a trailblazer and a trendsetter whether as a highly requested special education teacher without a college degree, receiving a Master’s degree without a Bachelors degree or during her illustrious career as an investigator with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Violet was devoted to volunteering in both the Jewish and civic communities, especially her beloved Rodef Shalom Congregation which bestowed on her many honors for her years of dedicated service. She was a JAA Eight Over Eighty honoree, Israel Bonds Chai Tea honoree and was honored by Ladies Hospital Aide Society. In addition, she was honored as an outstanding alumna of Pitt’s Graduate School of Public & International Affairs. Violet is survived by her sons Harold and wife Maureen, Chuck and wife Ilene and daughter-in-law Nancy. She was the adored Grandma Vi to Josh Marcus and Amy and Kevin Segal. Her favorite title was Gigi to the love of her life her great granddaughter Morgan. The family extends heartfelt gratitude to our dear friends, Judy Cascio and Sally Seed whose love and care for Vi enhanced her life beyond measure. Graveside Services and Interment Private. Graveside Service and Thursday shiva will be Zoomed. Family suggests contributions to Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden or a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and 


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Harold and Chuck and families - the world is a sadder place without Violet in it, but better than it was when she came into it. She was a mentor to me in Sisterhood and at Rodef Shalom. She was the epitome of what a modern and traditional lady is, as well as being a trailblazer in her own indomitable way. She once told me her scent was “Beautiful,” which describes her inside and out! What a dame! Rodef Shalom won’t be the same without her. Eric and I will miss her so much.

By Michele Gray-Schaffer - August 18, 2020

Dear Harold, We are sorry for your loss. Your mother raised a wonderful son. I know you will always have great memories of her as you move forward with life without her. Take care- Estelle Cherin Joel and Steven Solomon

By Estelle Cherin - August 16, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to you all. What an incredible vibrant woman she was.

By Ronna Lieberman - August 15, 2020

We were all moved to stand taller, be more positive, and care for one another just by being in the presence of your beloved mother and grandmother. None, before or after, ever was able to read \"her\" passage at the High Holy Days with such love and understanding. Her voice and smile will reverberate in our hearts forever. With deepest sympathies to your family

By Sandy & Larry Rosen - August 15, 2020

Harold So sorry to hear of your beloved mother's passing. I have so many fond memories of her. My sincerest condolences to your family. Stuart Hoffman

By stuart hoffman - August 15, 2020

Dear Harold and family, Your mom was a one of a kind Wonder Woman...It was a privilege to have known her all of these years. She was a gift to us all, as are you, Harold..a thoroughly good soul. Sending love and prayers, Joey Caplan

By Joey Caplan - August 13, 2020

Dear Harold and family My sincere condolences on Violet's passing. All of you are so much a part of the amazing woman that she was. May her memory be a blessing to all of you.

By Karen Egorin - August 13, 2020

Harold and family - we are so sorry for your loss.

By Matthew and Mindy Fingerman - August 13, 2020

What an amazing woman! How glad I am that I was once in her fabulous company. Our sincerest condolences.....sweet memories will comfort you! Peter and Suzy

By Peter and Suzy Grumbacher - August 13, 2020

Harold I'm sorry for your loss. May your mother's memory be for a blessing. Judy Ehrlich Kirklin

By Judy Ehrlich Kirklin - August 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of this loss. What an incredible and inspirational lady who was a gift to so many. She will be missed. May her memory be a blessing

By bonnie shore - August 13, 2020

We're so sorry to hear about Violet's passing. She was such a cheerful, upbeat person, always ready with a friendly word. We loved seeing her before services, when she would greet people coming in. She was always warm, funny, and welcoming. We will miss her.

By Sally and Bob Alexander - August 13, 2020

I knew her only a little but she was a blessing to me. I extend my condolences for your great loss. Her life was full, but the absence can't be easy.

By Melissanne Myers - August 13, 2020

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your mother meant so much to u and your family. We are thinking of u at this difficult time.

By Arlene and Steve Sablowsky - August 13, 2020

Violet's beautiful face and wonderful personality will be missed by all who came in contact with her. My sympathy to all her family. She was truly an outstanding pillar of the community. She leaves many great memories to her family and friends.

By Tim Litman, Brotherhood President - August 12, 2020

We Segels were big Violet Marcus fans. She was so welcoming to us from our early years at Rodef Shalom and every time we saw her at temple since. We will remember and celebrate Violet's strength, warmth, and love of life! Sending our condolences to your family.

By Sara Segel - August 12, 2020

Dear Harold and Chuck, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your beloved, Mother Violet. She was my neighbor for many years at Penn Towers, now Brentmoor at Penn Center. I remember your Father, Sam. She encouraged me to join the Rodef Shalom Congregation which was one of the best decisions of my life. She was active in services on High Holidays and loved the Temple.

By Richard M. Gordon - August 12, 2020

I am deeply saddened by Violet’s passing. She was always so good to Rebecca and always had a kind word for me. The worldis lesser without her. May her memory be for a blessing.

By Gail Lefkowitz - August 12, 2020

Harold, Chuck & Family Words cannot express our sorrow. Rick always considered Violet as his second mother. We are sorry that we cannot be there with you but know that you are in our thoughts.

By Rick & Jeanne Lane - August 12, 2020