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MARIAN SHAFF (Age 89)
Marian L. Shaff, formerly of Passaic, NJ, died at home in Chevy Chase, MD on August 18, 2012. An exceptional woman with an insatiable intellect and a sardonic wit, she held a deep respect for the written word fulfilled through her career as a writer for The Star-Ledger. She founded the NJ Cultural Calendar of Events carried in The New York Times and The Star-Ledger for 15+ years - a precursor to their expanded Arts Sections. Advocate of Jewish causes; Israel; dance; formidable fundraiser; philanthropic; sports fan. Survived by daughters Ilene Kellert (Robert) of Wayside, NJ, Dede Feinberg (Kenneth) of Bethesda, MD, Elizabeth Sobo (Joel) of West Orange, NJ; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and brother Ira Liebson (Marion). Graveside service August 21, 11 a.m.-Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, NJ. Shivah at 6:30 p.m., August 21 at the Sobo residence; August 22 at Kellert and Feinberg residences. Contributions made to NY City Ballet and Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
Published in The Washington Post on Aug. 21, 2012