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Ruth Miller Marcus

Ruth Miller Marcus, 73, of Southfield, Michigan, died on 07 April 2021.

The Funeral was a private family service on Friday, 09 April 2021 at 10:00 AM .

Rabbi Robert Gamer and Cantor Samuel Greenbaum officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

The family will be sitting shiva at the Marcus home in Southfield from Sunday, April 11 through Thursday, April 15.

Service times are following the Congregation Beth Shalom minyan on Zoom. https://www.congbethshalom.org/.

Close friends of the family may call Howard or Lauren for visiting information.

Survived by her beloved children Howard P. (Tracy), Michael A. (Katie), and Lauren M. (Rick) Johnson. Adored grandchildren Sydney and Ari Marcus; Hannah, Nili, Shaylee, and Kima Marcus; Ethan, Isabel, and Olivia Johnson. Also survived by brothers David J. Miller and M. Paul (Susan) Miller, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her devoted husband of 52 years, David Marcus and parents E. Zachary and Adele M. Miller.

Mrs. Marcus was the Executive Director of the Hebrew Free Loan Association for 18 years, a founding agency of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Under her aegis, HFLA expanded its programs to meet the needs of students, immigrants, and new home buyers, and was one of the first Federation agencies to computerize its operations and to create an Endowment program. She served as the president of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans from 1996-1998.

In addition to her professional career, which had begun as a teacher in public schools in Maryland and later in Michigan, Mrs. Marcus was a volunteer for Hadassah, NCJW, and especially for Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. She served the latter on the local and Branch levels, holding many offices and chairmanships and ultimately the presidency of each. On the international level, she was a Vice President of Women’s League and held various chairmanships as well. She was honored to be a part of the Movement delegation to the 33rd World Zionist Conference held in Jerusalem on the 100th anniversary of its founding by Theodore Herzl.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 at graveside.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Ruth Miller Marcus may do so by making a contribution to:

Jewish National Fund
42 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

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Planned Parenthood of Michigan
PO Box 3673
Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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Congregation Beth Shalom
14601 Lincoln
Oak Park, MI 48237
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