On Aug. 21, Marcia Greenberg Hoffman of Pikesville peacefully at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson at 83. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to the late Frank and Ray (née Ordintz) Greenberg. She grew up in neighborhoods in Wilmington, Del., and Silver Spring, settling in Baltimore, where she attended Forest Park High School and graduated from Park School. She attended UMBC and then the University of Maryland School of Social Work for her social work degree and then master’s degree. On Valentine’s Day in 1958, she went on a blind date with Gerald “Jerry” Hoffman to the University of Maryland Dental School’s fraternity dance at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. Despite a blizzard, the two danced the night away while the streets accumulated 19 inches of snow. The couple got snowed in, and she chose to sleep in the bathroom. As they say, the rest was history, and the two were married in June of 1958. She went on to work for WJZ TV, in charge of the movies that came every week. After receiving her degree, she started a clinical social work private practice in Glen Burnie. She was known for being an effective social worker who went above and beyond for her clients. She retired after 23 years. After retiring, she volunteered at Sinai Hospital Auxiliary and knitted over 1,000 hats for newborn babies. She also volunteered for Jewish Family and Children’s Services and HIAS for several years. She was also a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Associated Jewish Charities and several other charities. She is survived by husband of 62 years Dr. Gerald “Jerry” Hoffman; daughters Ray Ellen (Doug) Fisher and Wendy (Scott) Cohen; and grandchildren Evan Fisher, Chad Fisher and Max Schnitzer. The family would like to thank family and friends who have been supportive during this unprecedented time. They would also like to thank the staff and caregivers at Sunrise Senior Living at Pikesville, her primary care physician and other providers of her care. Lastly, they would like to thank the staff and nurses at Gilchrist Towson who allowed her to pass with dignity and comfort and treated her as their own family.
Contributions may be sent to Gilchrist Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, Sunrise of Pikesville Team Member Appreciation Fund, Attn: Tamica Anderson (make check to Sunrise of Pikesville and in notes write “Team Member Appreciation”), or to the charity of your choice.


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