Marilyn Greenberg Robinson, beloved mother, bubbe, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on December 25, 2021, in Tampa, Florida at 89 years of age.
Family above all else.
Marilyn was born June 11, 1932, in Bronx, NY, to Rubin and Florence (Pogensky) Greenberg. Descendants of immigrants who had settled in America after escaping pogroms in Romania and Russia, Rubin and Florence built a close-knit and hard-working family.
Marilyn was the youngest of three children and a devoted sister to brothers Seymour and Walter.
At the age of 18, she graduated from James Monroe High School in Bronx, NY, and began her career as a bookkeeper, administrative assistant and office manager.
Marilyn carried herself with dignity and grace, no matter the circumstance. Through her actions, she modeled a strong work ethic for her children and grandchildren, sometimes juggling two jobs to provide for her family.
She had always wanted to be a mother and grandmother. Her children and grandchildren were the greatest blessings of her life.
Marilyn gave of herself and her time unselfishly to everyone she loved. Her children remember a happy childhood where she was a constant presence. After retirement, Marilyn traveled with them - from California to New York – as well as trips to Israel and Egypt.
Marilyn made homes in New York, New Jersey, Mexico and all over Florida including Melbourne, Lutz, Tamarac and Wesley Chapel.
A heart of gold
Marilyn uplifted friends, family and strangers with humor, optimism and loving kindness. She was an amazing cook, always adding in an extra amount of love to every meal. Favorite dishes include roll cakes, matzah ball soup, blintzes and turkey.
Marilyn played cards, Words with Friends, and solitaire – sometimes virtually with loved ones all over the country. She was also an avid reader and thoroughly enjoyed debating politics and discussing current events.
Marilyn’s greatest legacy is her family. She loved them dearly and was blessed to be surrounded by their love and support, especially in her final days.
Marilyn is survived by her children: Fred Fischer, Susan Fischer, Donna Robinson Márquez, Marc Robinson, step-daughter Maia Michaelson, daughter-in-law Catherine Durkin Robinson, son-in-law Robert Márquez, and grandchildren Stefanie, Andrew and Natalie Fischer, Jacob and Zachary Robinson, Ezekiel Márquez, Henry Michaelson, brother Walter Greenberg and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank LifePath Hospice and Segal Funeral Home for their sensitivity and caring service.
A celebration of Marilyn’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 1pm at Segal Funeral Home in Tampa. Shiva will be held that evening at 17282 Old Tobacco Road in Lutz from 3:30pm-7pm through Sunday, January 2, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Melech Hospice House in Marilyn's loving memory.