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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.  Condolences can be posted on Marion's memorial webpage:

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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 27, 2014.
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January 28, 2014
My condolences on the death of Marion. I had the opportunity of knowing her from our work through the years. I will always remember her smile and her powerful spirit that kept her going and going until the last day.
Maria I Rodriguez
January 27, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in family, friends and prayer (Psalm 65:2)during this difficult time.
January 27, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim
January 27, 2014
Be comforted in knowing that God is with you during this difficult time and
that there are friends that also share your sorrow with you. I find Psalm
121 to be very comforting during these times.
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