Judith "Judy" Marcus

January 28, 1943November 6, 2018

Judith “Judy” Marcus (nee Lamel), 75, of Saddle River died Tuesday, November 6.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Ms. Marcus lived in Fort Lee and Ridgewood prior to residing in Saddle River.

Ms. Marcus was a magna cum laude graduate of William Paterson University. She was a longtime special education/resource room teacher at the Hawthorne School in Teaneck. A skilled artist, Ms. Marcus had a long affiliation with the Art School at Old Church in Closter.

Ms. Marcus is survived by her husband, Alan; daughter Allison Marcus of Calabasas, California and granddaughters Peyton of Los Angeles, California and Samantha of Ann Arbor, Michigan; son David Sorkin and grandson Benjamin of Stamford, Conn.; and a brother Jerome of Double Oak, Texas. She was pre-deceased by her parents Max and Claire Lamel.

Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, at Gutterman and Musicant, 402 Park Street Hackensack, NJ ( with interment to follow at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, NJ.

If you cannot attend the service at the funeral home and wish to watch the webcast live or go back at anytime to watch the service please go to: [Copy and paste this address into your browser] The webcast ID number is 20349 and the Password is: F5N8H

Shiva will be observed from 2 to 8pm on Thursday 11/8/2018 at 15 Glenwood Drive, Saddle River, NJ

In lieu of gifts, the family requests that friends consider memorial gifts in Judith’s memory to either “NYP Fund Inc. Geriatric Emergency Division/Dr. Herbert Pardes” at New York-Presbyterian Development Office, 850 Third Avenue -12th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or “Valley Chabad Acts of Kindness Fund” at Valley Chabad 100 Overlook Drive, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Interment Thursday, November 8, 2018

Judith "Judy" Marcus

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Phyllis Slavin (née Eisner)

November 11, 2018

Judy Lamel was my most beautiful friend in Junior High School. I hadn't been in contact with her for over 50 years and with the help of my daughter and Facebook, Judy and I met for lunch about 3 years ago in New York City, and.........50 years later, she was still my most beautiful friend! We had such a lovely lunch reliving our past and planning to get together in the future. I am so sad that we never did make those plans.
I share the family's loss .................,,,Phyllis Eisner Slavin

Joe Crifasi

November 10, 2018

Wonderful woman. Always had a smile on her face and a warm personality. Anytime in her presence, we felt comfortable and enjoyed her company.