Evans, Marilyn, 79, passed away at home on the evening of April 15, 2006. A long time resident of Deerfield Beach, FL, in retirement Marilyn continued support of the Technion in Israel and also the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Caldwell Theater of Boca Raton and other organizations. Founding member of Senior HIV Information Project (SHIP), writing and performing in vignettes about the dangers. Also remembered for her life-long support of Feed the Children. As a cadet nurse at the end of the second world war, graduated top of her class at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital of Nursing. She worked for many years as an RN in New York area hospitals, and as a nurse, established only the second ICU in the United States. Embarking on her second career, Marilyn left nursing to become a nightclub singer in New York City. In more than ten years of performing, appearing primarily at the Pomp Room, Marilyn also appeared at the Copa, the Blue Note and other well known venues. She recorded with Roulette Records and studied with Lee Strassberg. In her third career, Marilyn was the only woman owner/manager of a topless bar in New York, the Pink Poodle on 47th and Lex, in the 1970's. Finally, she moved to Florida for golf and real estate. Family and friends keep with them the memory of this magnificent, and fiercely loyal woman. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Evan and Charlene Rosen; and by her beloved grandchildren, Terence, Darren and Abby; and by her sister Sandra Mutchnick and her dear nieces, Eve, Ilene, and Patrice and their children, Jesse, Juan & Ella; and by her daughter-in-law Dorothy Honold.
Published in Sun-Sentinel on Apr. 21, 2006