Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall) & Mount Nebo/Kendall Memorial Gardens
5900 SW 77th Ave, Miami, FL
March 15, 1941 – February 7, 2020
Mrs. Marianne Valenchis Pearl, age 78, passed away peacefully Friday evening, February 7th, 2020. Marianne was born March 15th, 1941 in Catskill, New York to the late Mary Halcott Valenchis. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Valenchis, her brother, Frank Valenchis, and stepson, Randy Bateman.
Marianne is survived by her beloved husband of 34 years, Dr. Arthur J Pearl; daughter, Marianne Fuentes; grandson, Ryan Griffin; stepchildren, Celia Bateman, Dr. Michael (Becky) Pearl, Marc Pearl (Christy Jeffries), Sam (Nancy) Pearl; step grandchildren, Dr. Kellie Bateman, Kevin Bateman, Jamie Pearl, Carly (Gabe) Lugo, Dr. Matthew (Dr. Christine Yin) Pearl, Dr. Zachary (Dr. Morgan) Pearl, Harrison Pearl, Cameron Pearl, Chelsea (Ryan) Troy; and step great grandchildren, Dylan and Silas Pearl, and Hannah Lugo. Marianne is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Valenchis; niece, Kathleen (Thomas) Bailey; nephews, Paul (Beth) Valenchis, David (Tina) Valenchis, Mark (Cindy) Valenchis; and great nieces and nephews, Dr. Kaitlin Bailey, Kylee Delrosal, Luke, Kyle, and Garrett Valenchis.
Marianne moved from New York as a young child to Miami, Florida where she spent most of her life. Marianne earned her master’s degree as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from The University of Missouri. After, she and Arthur moved back to Florida. Marianne performed her social work in her offices in Vero Beach and Sebastian, Florida, as well as Hospice on the Treasure Coast.
Marianne was proud of the Jewish heritage she adopted, and enthusiastically participated in holiday celebrations, and congregation events. She sang in choirs, attended woman’s groups, and studied Torah. Marianne was a wonderful cook and hosted years of holiday and family dinners. Marianne enjoyed baking Arthur’s traditional carrot cake every year for his birthday. We will all cherish Marianne’s creative and elaborate greeting cards we received from her.
Marianne loved her cats, each and every one of them, in her own special way. She has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your local animal shelter. Per Marianne, “I hope you all will have only wonderful memories of all the laughter, fun, and extraordinary times we shared together. I’m taking mine with me. Thanks, I love each and every one of you." Ruckle (her Hebrew name)
- Graveside Service Sunday, February 16, 2020