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SUSIE POPKIN MARCOVICH GOLDSTEIN: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Duluth News-Tribune (MN) - May 5, 2003


Susie Popkin Marcovich Goldstein, 93, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, in St. Francis in the Park and Rehabilitation Center, Superior.

She was born in Superior, on Nov. 16, 1909, the daughter of Samuel and Anna (Binder) Popkin. Susie graduated from Central High School and Superior Normal School (now UW-S) and taught English before her marriage to Ben. She married Ben Marcovich in Superior and they were co-owners of Popkin Furniture Company for over forty years. Following Ben's death she married Oscar Goldstein of Superior. She was a member of Temple Beth El in Superior. Susie was a Community leader for many years, having served as president of Hudassah, Superior Jewish Women's League, United Way of Greater Douglas County and many other organizations. She was an accomplished pianist, avid reader, gardener and traveled extensively throughout the world. Susie's sense of humor and driving skills entertained her family throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Ben Marcovich; her second husband Oscar Goldstein; her brother Arnold Popkin; two sisters, Ida Lurye and Jeanette Popkin.

She is survived by her children, Toby E. (Sharon) Marcovich of Superior, and Sandra R. Morris of Arvada, Colo.; four grandchildren, Jill M. (Jim) Bachinski of Superior, Wendy L. (Michael) Wilens of Chicago, Ill., Bridget (Eric) Virckler of Lakewood, Colo., David Morris of Denver,Colo., and twelve great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Rose Rich of Rochester, Minn.; and a brother Henry R. James Popkin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one sister-in-law Annie Popkin of Sun City, Ariz.

VISITATION: 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, in the William Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, Superior and continue until the 11 a.m. service with Rabbi Amy Bernstein officiating. Burial at the Hebrew Cemetery in Superior. Memorials may be made to Temple Israel, Duluth, Minn. or the University of Wisconsin-Superior Foundation.






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