TEPERMAN--Marjorie. Marjorie Teperman passed away at home on August 20, 2014, leaving her sons Lewis, Bruce and Sheldon, daughters-in-law Helaine and Edythe and grandchildren Jacob, Carly, Alex and Miles. She was predeceased by beloved husband Joseph and her sisters Dorothy and Lorel. She was born in Manhattan on January 8, 1922 to William and Rose Friedman. Marjorie was an accomplished student, graduating in the first class of the High School of Music and Art in 1940, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in music from New York University, and later completing a Master of Arts in education from Teachers College at Columbia University. She contributed to the war effort by working in a factory with her sister to manufacture parts for airplanes. She was a celebrated concert pianist, performing charity concerts for Hungarian orphans of the war and at venues including the Barbizon Hall, Steinway Hall, Carnegie Chamber and Town Hall. She was a devoted public school teacher for 25 years, working at Riverdale Junior High School and PS 122 in the Bronx, and a passionate private teacher of the piano throughout her life. We will miss you Mom you were the life of the party. The family requests that donations in her name be made to the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund at the Riverdale Jewish Center.
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Published in The New York Times on Aug. 22, 2014