May 12, 2011
---- — AVENTURA, Fla.-- Marilyn Janet Hechtman, of Williamsburg and Aventura, Fla., passed away May 12, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.Marilyn was born Jan. 24, 1947, to the late Lippman and Elaine (Sloman) Lumberg, in Detroit.Marilyn earned a bachelor's degree in teaching from the University of Michigan, and later earned her associate's degree as a Pharmacy Tech from Oakland Community College.In 1973, Marilyn married Yale Hechtman. They soon had a daughter, Jodi, and son, Joshua. In the summer of 1986, the family moved to Williamsburg. Yale and Marilyn worked together for several years at their pharmacy.In her spare time, Marilyn loved to spend time outdoors. She enjoyed gardening, camping, hiking, playing tennis, skiing, fishing, bird watching and frequenting arts and craft shows. Marilyn and Yale both loved to watch and feed the birds at their home, which made their visits to the bird migration at Whitefish Point enjoyable. Above all, Marilyn loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandson, with whom she enjoyed going on nature hikes and spending time at the library.Marilyn was very active in the Jewish community. She was a member of Temple Beth El and Congregation Ahavat Shalom.Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law, Louis Hechtman.Marilyn is survived by her husband of 38 years, Joel Yale Hechtman, of Williamsburg and Aventura, Fla.; daughter, Jodi Hechtman (Baris Arakelian), of Belleville; son, Joshua (Amanda) Hechtman, of Traverse City; grandson, Jakob Hechtman; brother, Edward (Sherri) Lumberg, of West Bloomfield; and mother-in-law, Mollye Hechtman, of Southfield.The funeral service honoring Marilyn's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Monday May 16, at Unitarian Universalist at 6726 Center Road in Traverse City. Rabbi Seth Castleman will lead the service. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery. Following the services, friends are invited to the Hechtman's home for a reception and shivah.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the LUNGevity Foundation in honor of Marilyn's niece (Melissa) or to the American Cancer Society.Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your thoughts and memories with the family.The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
---- — AVENTURA, Fla.-- Marilyn Janet Hechtman, of Williamsburg and Aventura, Fla., passed away May 12, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.Marilyn was born Jan. 24, 1947, to the late Lippman and Elaine (Sloman) Lumberg, in Detroit.Marilyn... View Obituary & Service Information
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