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Marilyn Tobocman

Beachwood, Ohio

May 23, 1934 – Jan 3, 2018 (Age 83)


May 23, 1934
January 3, 2018
Beachwood, Ohio


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Fierce advocate respected attorney, "professional citizen", beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend – died on January 3, 2018 surrounded by her family after a difficult and courageous battle with cancer. At 83 years old, Marilyn still carried the same...

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May the family of Marilyn Tobocman find comfort in knowing that she is in God's memory and that he noticed her selfless works on behalf of those who needed an advocate. She must have been very proud to see her children carry on her legacy in various capacities.

My husband and I where so very sorry to hear of your loss at Revealtion 21:3,4 gives us encouragement and hope.

I had the privilege of working with Marilyn at Housing Advocates and her civil rights law firm. I was always amazed at her dedication and hard work for the causes she so deeply believed in. She was a pleasure to work with - plus, she loved to laugh. I will miss her greatly.

Dear Marilyn, I know you are listening. You always did. Remember when we first met in the offices of the Women's Law Fund in the early 1980's. You were ever so confidant in spite of my "new attorney" confidence. When you began practicing, it was clear that you would make a mark in the advocacy of victims of discrimination. When we sat on various boards together over the years, your contributions were always thought-provoking. When we had dinner a couple times last summer, I was...

Sharon and Family,
My heart breaks for you. I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet Marilyn, as it sounds like she was one amazing woman. Let her legacy live on and celebrate wonderfully.

"Pioneer, Trailblazer, Ambassador of Goodwill"
Surely, Marilyn was a true servant of the people"

Ron Colvin, Painesville, OH

My thoughts and prayers to Marilyn's family. I had the privilege of working with Marilyn at the Attorney General's Office. She was a wonderful person and excellent attorney. The world was made a better place with Marilyn in it and she will be missed.

My sincere condolences to Marilyn's family. While a law student, I had the great pleasure of being mentored by Marilyn at the Fair Housing Law Clinic. She was a fierce advocate and a wonderful teacher who will be greatly missed.

Shared many happy times with Marilyn. We will miss her. Our best to her entire family.