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Gilbert, Marcella
Marcella Gilbert, age 94, passed away on March 20, 2018. Preceded in death by her husband Dr. Ivan Gilbert and her sisters Mildred Mendelson and Ruth Maisel. She is survived by her sister, Babette Young; handsome sons, Laurence, Richard, and Jonathan; and nieces and nephews, including Pamela Young, Robert Young, Peter Mendelson, Bobbi Grinstein, Sandy Maisel, Elizabeth Schuman; and her very special adorable dog and companion, Bobo. Marcie was known for her fashion sense, looking her best at all times, and for her gracious and caring concern for everybody she knew. She was a gourmet cook with skills handed down to her by her mother, Sadie Spero. She was an avid reader and accomplished bridge player. Gardening was her passion with her backyard environment being a work in progress for over 60 years. Marcie, along with her husband, Ivan, were involved in philanthropy throughout their lives together. They were especially supportive of Jewish education and the arts, including Hadassah, the JCC, the Torah Academy, many humanitarian causes, and the Columbus Art Museum. Services will be held at 12 PM Thursday, March 22, at The Epstein Memorial Chapel, 3232 E. Main. Interment will follow at the New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the family residence following the services until 7PM. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the or to the Marcie and Ivan Gilbert Education and Arts Endowment, c/o Columbus Jewish Foundation, 1175 College Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209. Online guestbook at www.epsteinmemorial.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 21, 2018
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