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Of Manassas,Virginia, passed peacefully surrounded by her family, January 21, 2014, after 16-years fighting Breast Cancer.
Marion was born to Leah Rubin and the late Gerard Rubin in Huntington, NY, December 10, 1947. She graduated from Port Jefferson High School and Hofstra University with a degree in Biology. She received a Master's Degree in Animal Husbandry and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. Marion married Donald F. Copley May 26, 1974 in Stillwater, OK. They lived together in Stillwater, before relocating to Reston, Virginia in 1977.
Marion worked in the Toxicology Department of the Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years, authoring a number of articles in her field and receiving numerous awards before retiring in 2012. She was actively involved in the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation and the Temple Choir, as well as other musical groups.
Marion is survived by her husband, Donald F. Copley and daughters, Cynthia Fleagle and Danielle Copley and two grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Leah Rubin and siblings, Elizabeth, Michael and Gabriel.
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