Marietta Lutze Sackler, 99, resident of Miami Beach, Florida, formerly of Cambridge, Massachusetts, died on January 18th, 2019, peacefully in her home in South Beach. Marietta was born on March 17, 1919 in San Francisco, California. Her family then returned to Berlin, Germany where she was educated, and became a physician. At the close of World War II she returned to the United States. Relatives of her mother helped her to settle in New York where she repeated her medical internship and trained to practice Psychiatry in the US. While completing her psychiatric training she met Dr. Arthur M. Sackler to whom she was then married for twenty-five years. Marietta frequently returned to Berlin where she was a managing director of Dr. Kade, Gmbh, while at the same time raising their two children, Arthur F. Sackler and Denise Marika in New York. She retired from her position at Kade in April 2017. Marietta was an intrepid traveler and enjoyed entertaining her world-wide circle of friends. She was an avid and knowledgable patron both of the arts and education and notably, she was a sponsor of the Jewish Museum in Berlin. She was a recipient of the Federal Cross of Merit, First Class, of the Republic of Germany. She is sadly missed by her son, Arthur F. Sackler, her daughter-in-law, Laurie Sackler, her grand children, Neoma Sackler, Hana Sackler. Malcolm Sackler, Maile Sackler, Desta Marika and Erik Marika-Rich, as well as many old and dear friends both in Europe and the United States. She was predeceased by her daughter, Denise Marika. A memorial service for family and friends will be held in Concord, Massachusetts later this Spring.
Published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 3, 2019.