2912 North Commonwealth Avenue Unit 9
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Tuesday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Marion Levin Stone née Sallo, Beloved wife of Harold S. Levin and Jerome H. Stone, both deceased. Mother of Michael S. Levin (Carla), H. Debra Levin and Ellen Levin. Step-mother of James Stone, Ellen Belic and Cynthia Raskin. Grandmother of Rachel Albert (Andrew), H Joshua Kotin (Katie Durick), Ari Levin (Lindsay) Jeremy L Kotin (Evan Jacobs) and Jonah Rosenblum. Step-grandmother of Margaret Stone (Mal Malme), Emily Gelb (John), Phoebe Nitekman (Michael), John Raskin (Eric Schneider), Julie Raskin, Dara Belic and Maia Belic. Great-grandmother of Taliah Albert, Gabriel Albert, Maxwell Kotin, Ryan Levin, Samuel Lawrence Kotin and Naomi Levin. The family is so appreciative of the loving devotion of a number of caretakers, but Vicky Wagner and Aida Go became family after 20+ years and 4 years of support respectively. Born and raised in Chicago Heights at a time when women went to college to find a husband; her family was insistent that she cultivate a career. She received her B.A. in Social Science and her MA in Psychiatric Social Work both from the University of Chicago. There she met the love of her life, Harold. Active in her south suburban community, she founded the community's first nursery school, participated in anti-war movements, held community and political forums in her home and served as the President of the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women and as a Director of numerous other cultural and educational boards. She worked as a social worker in the south suburban schools and maintained a private practice. After moving to Chicago in 1972, she spent eight years working at the Michael Reese Psychiatric Institute studying the genetic and environmental effects of schizophrenia in a research study headed by Dr. Roy Grinker. While serving as Chairman of the Education Department at Palm Springs Desert Museum in California, she developed a volunteer program bringing art instruction to the elementary schools. After Harold's death, she found a new life with Jerome H. Stone. Dissatisfied with not giving back to the community, she, with Joanne Alter, founded a volunteer tutoring program in the Chicago inner city public schools, Working in the Schools (WITS). But most of all, she was a beautiful lady, inside and out. Private service and interment on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Working in the Schools (WITS) at 641 West Lake Street, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661 or University of Chicago School of Social Work, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637.