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Marilyn Turk

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DEMAREST, N.J. -- Marilyn (Wachs) Turk, a summer resident of Bennington, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2004, in Demarest after losing a long battle with lung cancer.

Born Oct. 27, 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she attended local secondary and undergraduate schools. In 1953, she was married to Lawrence Turk, had two children and lived in Brooklyn and the Fort Myers, Fla. area until her husband’s death in 1989.

She worked in retailing, teaching kindergarten and selling real estate. In 1990, she moved to the east coast of Florida, living in Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Boynton Beach.

She is survived by her companion of five years, William Stott; her son, Jeffrey Turk; her daughter, Andrea Kringstein; her mother, Gertrude Wachs; a sister, Helene Whitman; a brother, Lawrence Wachs; and five grandchildren.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 28, 2005
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