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Marjorie Landau


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Marjorie Landau Obituary
September 20, 1924 - April 18, 2017 Marge Landau, 92, died peacefully at home of natural causes on April 18, 2017. Born Marjorie Alta Michaels on September 20, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, Marge moved to Los Angeles with her parents, E. Belle and A. Hugo Michaels, and her brothers, Robert and Leonard, in 1934. She attended Foshay Jr. High, Dorsey High, and graduated from Fairfax High School in June 1942. Since her brothers were in the service, Marge went to work in the family luggage and leather goods store, Bon Voyage Bazaar in Beverly Hills, giving up her opportunity to attend UCLA. Marge continued working at "the store," as the family called it, volunteering at the Hollywood Canteen, enjoying her nieces and nephews, and traveling until she met a handsome Israeli, a UCLA engineering student, Zvi Harry Landau. Her best friend commented later that she knew it was serious when Marge went out with him on a rainy night, discovered his convertible leaked, yet continued seeing him. Marge and Harry married barely seven months later on September 26, 1954. Marge and Harry Landau lived more than 41 years together in the Mar Vista home they purchased in 1956. There they raised their three children, celebrated graduations and weddings, and welcomed grandchildren. And in a time when it was not yet common for women to work outside the home, Marge became a successful residential real estate broker, garnering a solid reputation for integrity and personal service during a 36-year career. In addition, Marge was dedicated to volunteer work involving children, first at McBride Elementary School for disabled children, and later as a regular reader for the Los Angeles Library's "Grandparents and Books" program. She eventually headed that program, devoting herself to sustaining it for 15 years. Following Harry's death in 1996, Marge continued to live in the family home up until her death. She leaves her adored and devoted children Ruth (Neil) Cuadra, Michael (Sharon) Landau, and Alissa Marshall (Michael Mottino); her beloved grandchildren Jimmy and Dan Cuadra, Samantha and Natalie Landau, and Joseph and Alexandra Marshall; and her cherished great-grandson, Steven Marshall. Services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 11:00 am at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at 4330 East West Highway, Ste. 230, Bethesda, MD 20814 or www.aamds.org. May her memory be a blessing.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Apr. 20, 2017
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