• "Very sorry to hear about this. Joan and I were colleagues..."
    - Tom Diemer
  • "As a friend, and Joan's web designer. I am deeply saddened..."
    - Johnes Ruta
  • "I became friends with Joan in the final months of her life...."
    - Connie Coopersmith
  • "I am so sorry to learn of Joan's passing. She was a woman..."
  • "Too young to leave us. You've definitely left a legacy and..."
    - Jenni Marshall

TUMPSON, JOAN, artist, lawyer and beloved daughter, sister and aunt, passed away at her home in Miami on Feb. 11. A graduate of Yale Law School, she practiced law for many years in New York City and Miami before becoming a full-time artist. Her work has been displayed in numerous galleries as well as the White House and the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York. Raised in Huntington, W.V., she graduated from Northwestern University with highest honors and worked as a reporter for the Associated Press in New York and as a professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Preceded in death by her husband Eliezer Rivlin and father Sidney Tumpson, she is survived by her mother Helen Wallace; sister Jill Rawe; brothers Daniel, Albert and Toby Tumpson; nephew Kinsey; nieces Julie, Sydney, Sophia and Sally; great-nephew Evan and great-nieces Eliza and Susanna. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 1pm at the Savino Weissman Funeral Home, 2950 N. State Road 7, Margate, Fla. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society of Greater Miami. (305-749-1816;

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2950 North State Road 7 Margate, FL 33063
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Published in Miami Herald on Feb. 18, 2014
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