Pearl Feldman Segal passed away peacefully in the presence of loving family on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. She was 84 years of age. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Marvin Earl Segal, and is survived by her daughters Helene Segal Turner (Ellis), Robin Miller (Jerry), Debbie Olchyk (Sam); and son, Scott Segal (Travis); all of the Washington, DC, area. She is also survived by six loving grandchildren, and three devoted sons-in-law, and her steadfast sister Corinne Tycher of Dallas, and two loving nieces and a nephew. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1928, she lived most of her life in Dallas, Texas, before moving to Montgomery County, Maryland seven years ago. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, making many lifelong friends including the love of her life, Marvin. Their life together was a model of love, companionship, and family, all wrapped up in a delightful package of good humor and good times. A woman ahead of her time, Pearl brought together a vivacious outlook on life, an innate Texas friendliness, no-nonsense practical advice, and a canny business sense that propelled her to the upper echelons of the very-competitive real estate market in Dallas. Widely declared the "favorite Mom" among the parents of her children's friends, she was there for her family and a boundless source of wisdom and love. And as "her Marvin" was always quick to observe, Pearl did it all with beauty, grace and elegance. In her later years, in retirement in Maryland, her easy way and graciousness made her a favorite among new friends, staff and caregivers. She will be missed.
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. Memorial services will be held at Congregation Beth-El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland, on Friday, November 15, at 11:30 a.m., followed by burial at Garden of Remembrance in Clarksburg, MD. Shiva will be observed at the Olchyk residence, 6209 Poe Road, Bethesda, on Saturday and Sunday evenings, with minyan at 6:30 pm both nights. Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day.