Maralyn Lowenheim

Maralyn Lowenheim

Monday, September 21st, 2020
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January 17, 1928 - September 21, 2020

It is with great sadness that the Lowenheim Family announces the passing of our rock and soul, Maralyn, who led a full life, was loved by so many and died peacefully in her sleep. Daughter of Sam and Frieda; devoted wife of Henry “Hy," all of blessed memory; loving mother of Carol, Gwen, and Hedy; grandest mother-in-law to Steve and formerly Stuart; dearest grandmother of Matthew (Ligaya), Frieda, and Rosa (Barth); loving great-grandmother of Malaya, Henry, and Sloane; devoted sister of Dorothy, Edythe, Evelyn, and Martin, all of blessed memory; devoted aunt of Harold, Marian, Eddie, Michael, Liz, Robbie, and Ricky. She had an incredible love of opera, classical music, reading, nature, and the U.S. Constitution. Her curiosity about life never ceased.

The family greatly appreciates the excellent care Maralyn received from VNS Hospice and her devoted care-givers. Raised in Coney Island; educated at Lincoln HS; lived life in Boro Park and Midwood; and passed from life in the Great Nation of Brooklyn. She received her BA from Brooklyn College, MSW from Hunter College, was additionally trained at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and for 50 years as a psychotherapist helped hundreds of patients find their way. She opened her home to many. She will never be forgotten and we are still laughing at her jokes; she knew a million of 'em! Dear Maralyn, you will be in our hearts forever.

Donations in her name may be made to:
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Homeless and Travelers Aid Society
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    Sherman's Flatbush Memorial Chapel Inc.
    1283 Coney Island Avenue
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  • Interment

    Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    685 Fariview Avenue


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Paula Renda

Posted at 02:27pm
Maralyn was a dear friend of mine. I took great delight in coming to Brooklyn to visit her for a few days at a time. She told me I was her fourth daughter! Gosh, that mean a lot to me. Each day I would ask Maralyn what she would like to do, where would you like to go? We visited all the places she loved so much and many of which she walked with her husband. As we walked, we talked and talked and talked about her loves and losses and sweet and giving family and friends. She had such wisdom and I listened carefully to absorb her advice, hanging on to every word. I believe her favorite place was the Brooklyn botanical gardens. We spent endless hours examining its beauty, colors, and gorgeous flowers.
Maralyn, I miss you so much. If it wasn’t for this pandemic, we would’ve had at least two or three more adventures.
Love, Paula

Michael Smith

Posted at 12:22pm
I first of all offer my condolences to Carol, Gwen and Hedy on the loss of their mother, and to everyone else on the loss of a
very special family member and friend.
I first met Maralyn in the 1970s when Hedy brought me to Brooklyn after we had become friends at New Paltz. I was a long-haired gentile gay kid from Upstate who she welcomed as if she'd known me her whole life. Living in Brooklyn, being Jewish and having a degree and career in psychology were all unfamiliar to me and Maralyn made all of it instantly comfortable. Over the ensuing decades on numerous trips back east from California and downstate from Saugerties I had the privilege of spending a lot of time
with the Lowenheims. Whether in Brooklyn or Copake or out at a restaurant she always greeted me with a smile.
I thank her for raising my smart, fun, capable and compassionate friend Hedy. I thank her for all her fun and I'm sure simplified
for me lessons and insights on being Jewish ( "All Jewish holidays are basically the same. They tried to kill us. They failed. Let's eat." )
But mostly I thank her for always, ALWAYS welcoming me into her home. She will be missed.
Michael Smith

Elizabeth Kane

Posted at 04:00pm
Dear Carol, Gwen, and Hedy, Our mothers were sisters. Memories of my Aunt Marrie go way back. I remember a very beautiful young woman with a flipped up hairdo, a sweet laugh, & a very kind heart. She always welcomed me & treated me special. It was simply fun to come play at your house! I remembervwhen my husband Mike was diagnosed with Cancer. Aunt Marrie was very supportive & helped me thru that very sad time. I have a memory of walking the streets of Boston after the surgery that we believed would save his life. I was talking on the phone with Aunt Marrie who supplied me with tremendous encouragement & hope. Those moments in life are hard to forget. After my mom passed away I think your mom thought of me as an orphan & felt a bit responsible for me again-even tho I was in my late fifties. I felt like I was all alone in the world till my Aunt Marrie wrapped her arms around me once again. The world is never the same after your mom passes. As i get older I better understand the love of our mothers. I didn't always listen to my mom when I was younger-but she kept talking & I hear her now all the time.I feel her love & eternal guidance with me every second-as all 3 of you will come to understand. They are with us always & forever.They will be with us till time is done. May your memories always be a blessing....Love your cousin Liz

Paola Anastasiou

Posted at 08:43pm
Maralyn meant the world to me. She truly had such a big heart, and has done so much for me in the little time I have known her. She would always try and guide me on the right path and I really appreciate everything she’s done for me. You could always feel the warmth and love from her. She always wanted the best for you. She was such an amazing, strong and wise woman. I truly looked up to her, and I’m going to miss her so much. I wish I could have had made more memories with you maralyn, but I will forever cherish the ones I have now. Love you forever and always ❤️

Jill McAlpine

Posted at 04:16pm
Dearest family, hard to put into words how much your mom meant to me. She heard me beyond my words and had an uncanny way of understanding my heart. For years she was the one to call to talk me off the ledge and send me on-recharged and ready. None of this I’m sure comes as any surprise to you. I have so many cherished memories and sound advice that I carry always. Your mom was a pillar for my sister and I at times when we needed it most. For that we are both grateful and better people because of it. So loving and welcoming and accepting but gently offering her sound advice with an easy hand and loving heart. May your memories always be a blessing, and in time I wish for your tears to turn to smiles. Love and heartfelt hugs to all love Jilly

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