Marjorie Leventry

April 29, 1940August 3, 2013

Marjorie Lorig Leventry, 73, of Athens, GA passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013.

Born in Columbus, OH, and a longtime resident of both Peoria and Chicago, IL, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Clarence H. Lorig and Esther Cartzdafner Lorig. A graduate of Cornell University, she was a Registered and Licensed Dietitian who worked with both healthcare and academic organizations, teaching at the college level for over a decade. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador from 1993 to 1996, developing programming in pre-natal and childhood nutrition. Upon returning to the United States, she and her husband, Robert, founded Inca Organics-a social business working with indigenous Ecuadorians to perfect organic farming techniques, raise heirloom grains, and to distribute their fair-trade products in global markets. Their work was recognized with the Slow Food International Award for Biodiversity in 2002. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Roy Robert Leventry of Athens; daughter, Ellen E. Leventry of Ithaca, NY; son, Richard L. Leventry of Hoover, AL; brother, Bruce C. Lorig of Seattle, WA, and grandchildren, Kathryn Leventry, Jack Leventry, and Joe Leventry.

Memorial services will be held 11AM Thursday, August 8th at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Father Robert Solomon officiating. A reception will follow the service in the Common Room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Cancer Foundation of Northeast Georgia, P.O. Box 49309, Athens, GA 30604; the Canary Foundation, 3155 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304; or to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 498 Prince Ave, Athens, GA 30606.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Joan Murphey

October 22, 2014


We have wonderful memories of you and Maggie at Indians games and St. James events--what a treasure Maggie was to all who knew her. She is God's treasure now.

David Olmstead

October 22, 2014

Bob: My heartfelt condolences to you. I was so sadden to hear the news of Maggie's passing. It was such a joy to have worked with her on the newcomers committee at St. James. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 20, 2014

We at St. James are thankful for Maggie's leadership while here with us as co-chair of the welcome team. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Bob and to your family. The Rev. Jackie Lynn

Pamela Lightcap Dominguez

October 20, 2014

You have my deepest sympathies.

August 14, 2013

Dear Bob & Family,
You are in our thoughts & prayers....we send our deepest sympathy to you each one on the loss of your beloved Midge. We were indeed privileged to know her at Wabigama. We will always remember her with a special fondness & admiration.

with love & peace,
Bud & Ginny Vance & family

Kim Hensey

August 12, 2013

Bob; I just learned of Midge's passing. She was indeed a lovely lady who had multitudes of qualities. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Kim Hensey
Peoria, IL & Fort Myers, FL

Veda Gustaveson

August 10, 2013

Bob - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

August 9, 2013

Clif Ames shared the sad news about Midge. I'm sorry for your loss, particularly after learning of your involvement in INCA, which you shared at our 50th Reunion in Ithaca. You two have shared a wonderful and purposeful life. Larry Dunlap [Northbrook, Illinois]

Rhonda LaPointe-Lachance

August 9, 2013

Bob, we were just returning from the Peace Corps reunion when we all heard of Maggie's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. You all must be very proud of her. She will be missed.

Toni Culbertson-Smith

August 8, 2013

Rick and family,
So sorry to read of your mother's passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers.