Marjorie F. Weinstein, longtime resident and public servant of Sands Point, dies at 84

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Marjorie F. Weinstein, longtime resident and public servant of Sands Point, dies at 84

Marjorie F. Weinstein, 84, a Sands Point resident for over half of her life, died on Dec. 18 from pancreatic cancer.

She is predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Jerome Weinstein, who was a former councilman for the Town of North Hempstead in the 1970s and ’80s and prior to that served as the mayor of Sands Point, as well as village trustee.

Marjorie served in various government capacities herself as trustee and deputy mayor of the Village of Sands Point, as well as building commissioner.

Ed Adler, the current mayor of Sands Point, said he believes that the Weinsteins may be the only couple in the history of Sands Point who have both served on the village’s Board of Trustees.

“In 1990, it was a great loss for the village when they moved from Sands Point, necessitating Marjorie’s resignation as a village trustee,” he said.

Though she continued to serve as building commissioner into mid-1991 due to Mayor Leonard Wurzel having had trouble finding someone to volunteer for the position during a particularly active time for the village’s building department.

Adler then agreed to take the position in the spring of 1991 partly as a result of Weinstein’s promise to serve as his mentor for as long as he needed, in which they met in person or spoke over the phone until he felt fully comfortable in the position.

“I benefited greatly from her devotion to Sands Point and the wonderful example she set for me and so many other residents,” he said. 

Weinstein was born in Manhattan and attended the High School of Music and Art, Julliard, and Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in English literature. She received Masters’ degrees from both Columbia and Hofstra Universities.

According to her obituary, much of her time in Port Washington was spent helping others. Weinstein led blood drives for the Red Cross and was involved with the EAC Network at its infancy, an agency that provides social services for those in need in Long Island and New York City.

The obituary also remembers Weinstein for proudly contributing to a local group home for young adults in the face of her fellow residents’ opposition to the home.

Weinstein is survived by her son, Jon F. Weinstein, and wife, Ilana, of Port Washington; her daughter Susan Dobuler and husband, Kenneth, of Branford, CT; along with four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by a grandson, Paul Dobuler, in whose name a research fund, the Paul A. Dobuler Memorial Immunology Research Fund, was created.

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