In memoriam

5.14.21 Issue

Marcia S. Greene passed away on May 3 at age 68 in Springfield, Massachusetts. A private service was held May 5 at Sinai Temple in Springfield followed by a procession to Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam and was officiated by Rabbi Jeremy Master.

She is survived by husband Mandell of Wilbraham; daughter and son-in-law, Horizon and Cooper of Seattle WA; son and daughter-in-law, Rabbi James and Jen of Stafford Springs, CT; two grandchildren: Talyah and Kol; sister and brother-in-law, Sherri and Bob of Pocatello, ID.

Marcia Greene was born Oct 29, 1952 in Omaha NE to Ronna and Marvin Dienstfrey. She attended high school in Lincoln, NE and was a 1975 graduate of the Univ of Nebraska. Marcia met her husband of 45 years, Mandell, at her family’s Passover Seder in 1974. They were married at Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Lincoln on April 11, 1976 and traveled the world until Mandy’s retirement from the USAF in 1993. They lived in Omaha NE, Lompoc CA, Cheyenne WY, Montgomery AL, and moved to Germany just before the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. After retiring from the AF, they lived in Orange County CA, Des Moines IA, Overland Park KS, South Florida, then Sacramento CA. In 2016, she and Mandy moved to Western MA to be near their grandchildren. Marcia was a Special Educator for more than 20 years, then served as a Jewish Educator in Iowa, Florida, California and Western Mass.

Memorials may be made to Sinai Temple or Temple Beth El of Springfield, or Temple Or Rishon in Orangevale CA.