On Dec. 23, Barbara Joyce Hurwitz (née Alpert) of Baltimore at 78. She is survived by husband Marvin Hurwitz; daughters Laura Weiner and Stacey (Brian) Heller; grandchildren Brandon Weiner, Lance Weiner, Gabrielle Heller and Garrett Heller; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dr. Leon and Phyllis Goldman. She was predeceased by parents Rose and Hyman Alpert. She was married to Marvin 58 years. She was admired by professional colleagues and clients representing large and small businesses, mostly in the greater Baltimore area, but also in northern Virginia and southern Pennsylvania, as a promotional advertising counselor. She won many sales awards and developed close relationships with several of her clients. She will always be remembered as preparing super-delicious meals, including fabulous desserts, and also as a person who went out of her way to help family members and friends.

Contributions may be sent to MPN Research Foundation, 180 N Michigan Ave., Suite 1870, Chicago, IL 60601. Condolence cards can be sent to: Marvin Hurwitz, 2800 Stone Cliff Drive, Unit #207, Baltimore, MD 21209.

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