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On Monday, September 8, 2014, MARY GERTRUDE ENIG of Calverton, MD. Beloved wife of the late Dr. Julius W. Enig; loving mother of Daniel Enig, Jordana Enig (Larry) Stockhamer and Eric (Jessica) Enig; dear sister of Julian and John Dracon and the late Jean Rusting; cherished grandmother of Katie, Lindsay, Stefanie, Brooke, Monica, Emma and Annabelle. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 1 p.m. at B'nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd., Rockville, MD. Interment following at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Adelphi, MD. Shiva will be observed at the home of Eric and Jessica Enig. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to TORCHINSKY HEBREW FUNERAL HOME, 202-541-1001 (endorsed by the Rabbinical Council of Greater Washington).

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September 3, 2020
I am convinced Mary saved my life some 27 years ago by alerting me to the dangers of partially hydrogenated oils. It was then I became an ardent ingredient reader and can honestly say banned PHO from our house and diet. And thanks too to the WAP Foundation. i still refer to Know Your Fats frequently. She was so far ahead of her time and was areal leader in the war against PHO.
David Marks
October 3, 2014
Mary Gertrude (Dracon) Enig was the older sister of four children; Mary, Julian, John & Jean (twins). We all grew up with a keen desire for knowledge and advanced education. I'm sure we got this push from our parents, Gladys and Joseph Dracon. Mary as the oldest, was undoubtedly the leader and a mentor.

Mary's many accomplishments speak for themselves. As first generation Americans, each of us were magnifications of the great opportunities available in the United States to those who seek fulfillment in life.

Julian R. Dracon, Centennial, CO and John I. Dracon, White Sulphur Springs, MT.
September 28, 2014
I am upset to hear of Mrs. E's passing. She was a caring and compassionate person who always made me feel welcome and comfortable when spending time with the Enig family. Her knowledge of and love for dietary reform were enormous. She was a friend to many and an excellent teacher to those who chose to listen to what she had to say regarding nutrition. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
John Lloyd
September 21, 2014
I have heard of Mary Enig since I got involved with the Weston A. Price organization nearly 15 years ago. Her books and information have given me so much knowledge and changed my dietary life forever. I continually try to teach and educate others and therefore, know that her life was meant to be a nurturing knowledge for others. That is a great legacy. Monyne Cotton, RN
September 11, 2014
Forrest Chalmers
September 10, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable woman.
Lois Bell
September 10, 2014
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mary was remarkable, one of a kind. It was a great privilege to know her, and your father as well. All of you, Eric, Jordana, Daniel and granddaughter Lindsay spoke so beautifully. What you said at her funeral, with so much love, was true. Your mother was a force, indeed. Maya she rest in peace.
Janet Dinerman
September 10, 2014
Our condolences to the family on the loss of a dear mother and grandmother. Mary was a wonderful neighbor and friend for many years. We hold fond memories of the times spent with Mary and Jules.
Bill & Scarlet Robertson
September 10, 2014
Dr. Enig,

Your work has educated and inspired many of us.
Thank you, Jacqueline Eberstein, R.N.
September 10, 2014
I never had the privilege of meeting Mary, but her work has had a huge impact on my life. Her courage of conviction is an example to us all, she taught us that science should be about truth.

Her work taught us not to fear food, and to question the authoritative science that we were indoctrinated into.

Her legacy will no doubt outlive us all.
Gordon Rouse
September 9, 2014
More than a Mother-in-Law, you've been a second mother to me for 35 years and made me a part of your family. I will cherish that always. I thank you for your caring and your love, and hope you know that I love you right back. You're a remarkable woman, scholar, professional, homemaker and mother/grandmother to all. Rest in peace.
Cindy Enig
September 9, 2014
Sending condolences to her family. Though I never met Mary, she has greatly influenced my life. She is the cornerstone of the changing of the tide of the dangerous lowfat food fad. Her irrefutable work will increasingly be appreciated as time goes by; while she is no longer physically present among us, she won't be forgotten.
Cynthia Kammann
September 9, 2014
God Bless, Mary! We have all been blessed by her work and promotion of the truth at personal cost. My children know Mary Enig's name. We pray for her and she is remembered. (WAPF Member)
Melinda Aileo
September 9, 2014
Dear Mary,
Rest in peace Knowing you have touched so many lives. Thanks for educating us, we will love you for ever, even though we never met.
Shida Jabbour
September 9, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Please, know, however, that her legacy will live on and that we value her work and the difference she made. God bless her.
Marlene Merritt
September 9, 2014
My sincere condolences on the loss of a remarkable woman. I heard her speak on trans fats at U-MD when I was a grad student in the human nutrition dept. Three years ago I happened upon her name on the internet, and that steered me to the important work she had done and the WAPF. I've returned to the field and am now a chapter leader. Everyone I tell my story to hears Mary's name. May your memories of her be a blessing.
Cantor Anita Schubert
September 9, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman. Love,Susan Pukatch-Peltz
September 9, 2014
We are all saddened by the loss of Dr. Enig; however, her amazing work with fats will live on and save many, many lives in the future. Condolences to her family and know she will be remembered forever.
Judy Taylor, Member WAPF
September 9, 2014
So sorry to see this. I remember many parties at Jules and Mary's house over the years! Sending love to all of you.
Lauri (Fridovich) Lee
September 9, 2014
Amazingly courageous woman whose life and work benefited so many and whose legacy will continue.
Toni Ehrlich
September 9, 2014
I am so saddened to hear it
Teriz Mosley
September 9, 2014
I offer my heartfelt condolences. It will always seem too soon at any age because you miss your wonderful, love one. May, you find comfort with family and friends as well as having so many happy memories to fill your hearts forever. May, it also bring you comfort to know there are no sorrows God can not heal.(Psalms 55:22)
September 9, 2014
September 9

The loss of a love one are devastating, I know many others like myself are looking forward to that time were we will be able to see our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death restored to life in a perfect condition, in a paradise here on earth. Luke 23:43
September 9, 2014
Mary has changed my life forever with her pioneering work on saturated fats, trans fats and diet. I will honorable carry her work on for the rest of my life. I have never met Mary, but carry deep, sincere love and appreciation in my heart for her. Condolences to her family and friends.
Heathar Shepard
September 9, 2014
A brilliant woman who saved many lives through her research on fats.
david marks
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