June 29, 1923 - July 3, 2019SERVICE INFORMATION
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 9:30 AM
4301 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside, Illinois 60162
Rabbi Frederick Reeves
K.A.M. Isaiah Israel Congregation
"Mardi" was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Albert and Edith Goldman. She had two older brothers, Albie and John. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in psychology, and served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II, working with returning soldiers who were victims of trauma. After her marriage to Harry Trosman in 1952, she moved to Chicago and stayed at home to raise her three children, Elizabeth, Michael and David. She was a loving wife and mother who created a beautiful, nurturing home. Mardi was also active in the community, volunteering at the University of Chicago's children's hospital and Oriental Institute, as well as other organizations. She had many talents and hobbies: cooking, singing, piano, reading, tennis, and biking. She and Harry had many friends and took annual trips abroad for many years. Mardi had a strong sense of justice, high standards, a positive outlook, and a zest for life. More than anything else, Mardi loved people. This quality, combined with her grace, empathy and warm smile, made her a natural and compassionate listener. Mardi is survived by her husband of 67 years, Harry; her children, Elizabeth (Lawrence), Michael, and David; and her grandchildren, Seth, Becky (Adam), Max and Ben. She left a legacy of love and will be missed by all those who knew her.