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Funeral Details

Marcia Jeanne Grusin


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Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, Illinois 60077
St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105


Marcia Jeanne Fleischman Grusin,
passed away on November 20, 2020 from complications of Covid-19. Marcia was born on June 9, 1930 in Chicago, IL. Marcia was best known and loved for her quick wit and positive attitude. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She felt a deep connection to Israel, which she visited twice, and where she hoped to go again with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed a long and rewarding career at Am Shalom, where she worked for 25 years and was bat mitzva'd at age 58. She was excellent at needlepoint and knitting and was a life master at duplicate bridge. In her later years she was a twice-weekly mahjong player and enjoyed weekly movie nights with her friends.
Despite many hardships in life, Marcia remained an extraordinarily affectionate, giving and optimistic person who brought immeasurable warmth and laughter to her family and friends. She is greatly loved and will be profoundly missed. Marcia is survived by her sister, Barbara Feldman (Abbey Ceppos); her children, Richard Grusin (late Ann), Mindy Grusin (Anthony Maffeo), Julie Grusin (Francis Mullen), and Lori (John) Degman; her grandchildren, Sean (Kiera) Degman, Sarah Grusin (Carl Newman), Katie Mullen, Brian (Casey) Degman , Samantha Maffeo, and Sam (Helen) Grusin; her three great-grandchildren; her nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many close friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Irene (nee Kooperman) Fleischman, her daughter-in-law Ann (nee Gregory) Grusin.

We would like to thank the devoted staff at Leiberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Skokie, IL. for their unwavering and thoughtful care in the last year of Marcia's life. To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name can be made to Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, 9700 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60077, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website.
Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Lynne Bright

I was fortunate to know Marcia for DECADES -- both because I teach at Am Shalom and because of her involvement with the temple's Women's Spirituality Group. She was an amazing, high-energy person and a fabulous storyteller. To this day, whenever I see a giraffe I think of Marcia and remember her wonderful smile. Marcia was genuine and caring. What a mensch!!!!

Debbie Powell

I was always so very fond of my Aunt Marcia. She was one of the strongest women that I ever knew. She worked all her life to support her family, and raised 4 amazing kids on her own. Marcia was their rock, and was the glue that held them all together. She was so bright, capable and competent at so many things.How wonderful that she was Bat Mitzva'd at age 58!!! She will be so dearly missed by her family and all her knew her. I feel lucky to be one of those who did. May she rest in peace.

Jane Austin

Marcia's light, extinguished now, has left this world a little darker. Marcia was a force of nature. She was profoundly cherished, and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to be a part of her world. May her memory always be a blessing, and may she rest in peace. My most sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Doreen Hirsch Bell

Mindy was my very first friend at 2 years old. We became fast friends when the Grusin family moved in just across the street from me. I remember Marcia more like a second mother. She was beautiful and kind and always included me on trips to the Cabana swimming with the girls and having so much fun. Nana too was loving to me. Marsha, always gave me a second chance when I slept over always knowing that I’d only get homesick and wake her in the middle of the night when I’d say “ Marsha, I have a stomach ache I think I need to go home!” What a good sport she was. She will always be fondly remembered with much love.
Rest In Peace mom.

Doreen Hirsch Bell

Robyn Romer

I am so sorry for your loss. Your story of not being with her since March really broke my heart. May she rest in peace and may you find all your wonderful memories comforting to you at this time.

Julie Grusin

My mom was incredibly vibrant, enthusiastic, and full of life. Her default mood was cheerful and ready for anything (except for spicy or “exotic” food). She was extremely intelligent and quick and had a killer sense of humor. I admired her independence and decisiveness and am grateful that my siblings and I, as well as our children, had such a strong and capable woman to look up to. Although she was reluctant to burden others with her own problems, she was a wonderful listener who offered wise and thoughtful advice. She was an amazing storyteller and was one of the most tolerant and open-minded people I know. I will miss her terribly and will spend the rest of my life trying to be more like her.
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