ELLENBOGEN: Marjory (Margie) Ellenbogen, 88, of Pittsburgh and Highland Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, peacefully with her family by her side. Survived by her daughters, Joan (George Handelsman), Lynn (Steve Safran), Nancy (Mitchell Feldman); and her grandchildren, Shellie Handelsman, Nicole and Tom Safran, and Zach (Natalie), Tyler and Lexi Feldman. Preceded in death by her husband, Alexander (Alex), their son, Tom, her brother, David Blons, her sister-in-law, Liesl Blockstein, brother-in-law, Bill Blockstein, and her parents, Agatha and Maurice J. Blons. Margie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, attending the University of Chicago during what would have been her junior and senior years of high school, and then finishing her degree at Roosevelt College (now University). She earned her Master of Education degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Raising her children was her passion and family was her first priority, but her grandchildren were her true pride and joy. Although she never really enjoyed cooking, family dinners were always lively and interesting, and no meal was complete without dessert. She made wonderful picnic feasts for frequent days of hiking in many of the local parks. Margie also taught elementary school for many years after her children were in school. She loved listening to music, especially when her husband, Alex, was singing. And she enjoyed hiking, swimming, tennis, golf, jigsaw puzzles and traveling. Margie was an avid reader, belonging to several book clubs, including the Brandeis book club in Boca Raton. Margie was passionate about her beliefs and worked tirelessly for better education, anti-smoking laws, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She also volunteered at St Clair Hospital, the Boca Raton Hospital and for the Palm Beach County Court system, providing oversight of court-appointed guardians for the incapacitated. She was always ready to help someone in need and expected nothing in return. The family is forever grateful for the exceptional kindness, compassion and care provided by AHAVA Memory Care, an assisted living facility run by the Jewish Association on Aging. Interment is private. Arrangements entrusted to Beinhauer Family Services where online condolences may be sent to the family at beinhauer.com. Contributions may be made in Margie’s memory to Jewish Association on Aging (designated for AHAVA) or a charity of the donor’s choice.