I worked with Marjorie in her role as a book review editor and mine as a book publicist. I always enjoyed interacting with her and am saddened to hear about her passing. Sending love and strength to her family and colleagues.
Sent by Maria on 21/01/2019
I'm shocked and saddened to hear of Marjorie's passing.
I first met Marjorie some 30 years ago when, as a Renaissance and Dante scholar, she descended into the gritty and adversarial world of television industry litigation as a worthy, but always graceful and charitable, adversary. As she then returned to a world of relative sanity covering chemical and oil industries, I treasured our lunches in the basement cafeteria of NYC's Exxon Building. Then, as she elevated her life even further by returning to one of her true loves, literature, and then marrying her other true love, John, I continued to follow her from afar.
I always valued her friendship, intellect, perspective, warmth, grace and ebullience. Even though we did not communicate as frequently in recent years as I would have liked, I will miss her greatly.
Sent by Donald on 20/01/2019
Marjorie was always a bright spot when she would come into the shop with John and Lucy. Unending warmth and smiles that lightened even the darkest of days. I can only hope that she knew the effect she had on people, even in everyday interactions, and that she felt the same joy in life that she brought others.
Sent by Lucas on 19/01/2019