Marlene Hyman

January 12, 1937October 6, 2020

Marlene Hyman, 83, most recently of Teaneck, N.J., passed away in Cresskill, N.J., Oct. 6 after a struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She died peacefully and comfortably with her daughters at her side.

Marlene was a boundless reader, a mean mah-jongg player, a master of all handicrafts, a faithful viewer of every CBS murder procedural involving impenetrable acronyms, a great lover of waffles and ice cream, and an impeccable dresser. Most of all, she was a devoted wife and terrific mother, grandmother and newly-minted great-grandmother who loved her family fiercely.

She was born and raised in the Bronx to Benjamin and Ida Goldfarb and graduated from William H. Taft High School. She married Stanley Hyman in 1957, raised four children in the Bronx and Monsey, N.Y., and ran a children’s clothing business with her husband before returning to work as an administrative assistant at Ramapo Central School District, from which she retired in 2000. In her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering to read to children at local schools and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Stanley, her son Brian and her partner Harry Tabankin. She is survived by her daughter Barbara Sosonka (Greg) and their children Kimberly (David) and Bryan and her great-grandchild Killian; her daughter Vicki Hyman (Rabbi David Bockman) and their son Theo Hyman-Bockman; her son Howard Hyman (Nancy) and their son Matthew; her stepdaughter Leslie Adler (Aaron) and their daughter Sarah; her stepson Steven Tabankin (Diana) and their sons Michael and Jeffrey; and her sister Phyliss Cunningham.

The funeral will take place October 8, at 1 p.m. at Gutterman & Musicant Funeral Home in Hackensack, N.J., with burial to follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Fairview, N.J. Contributions in her memory may be made to Autism Speaks, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, or Temple Beth Shalom of Pascack Valley.


  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 8, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, October 8, 2020


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