Marilyn Kleinberg

Obituary of Marilyn T. Kleinberg

The world became a little darker when saying goodbye to an amazing soul, Marilyn Kleinberg. She was wife to Milton Byron, sister to Robert Kleinberg (Wynne), aunt to Benjamin, Heather and Shayna (Tyler Kluge), Stepmom to Josh, Dalton and Cole. Marilyn was born in Philadelphia. Her parents were Selma (née Heisen) and Bernard. She lived in Galloway Township in Southern New Jersey at the time of her death. She made her life's mission to help others be their true, authentic selves, to encourage their own empowerment. She did that in many different ways including by launching and serving as Executive Managing Director of the South Jersey chapter of eWomen Network from 2007 to 2013. In 2012, she was recognized nationally and presented the Director of the Year Award by the organization's founder and leader Sandra Yancy. Before that she served as President of Women in Communications, from 1996 to 2000, and was thrilled to oversee the national conference in Philadelphia when broadcaster Jane Pauley was the keynote speaker. A graduate of Northeast High School (1975 to 1978), Marilyn was active for many years in the alumni association, serving as President for two years and involved in reunion planning for decades. In 2009, she was inducted into the Northeast High School Hall of Fame and named 2009 Northeaster of the Year. She graduated Temple University in 1982 with a BA in Communications. Her career took her from sales and marketing for Graphic Data for 13 years (1987 to 2000) to Vice President of Special Events for the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey (2001 to 2005). In addition, she was proud to support families who had major damage to their homes during Hurricane Sandy as Assistant Manager of Atlantic County, from 2013 to 2016. For nine years, in addition to working, from the year 2010 to 2019, Marilyn was the Founder and President of Empowering Connections, once again, bringing together women to encourage them to "reach for the stars." On Marilyn's LinkedIn page, attorney Lynda Hinkle said about Marilyn, "She's eWomen Managing Director of the Year for a reason...she's a fantastic connector of people. Marilyn is just a great, down to earth, passionate person who loves the work she does and radiates goodwill. She makes her events fun, informative and great opportunities to grow your business." Her list of close friends is too many to count. She and Milt worked closely together on all of their life's dreams. Marilyn fought a hard battle with liver disease, and after a successful liver transplant her tired body just couldn't rebound. In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been established called "Love and Help for Milt & Marilyn". In addition, Marilyn was a huge supporter of the Gift of Life Donor Program, www.donors1.org. At Marilyn's request, a Celebration of Life will be arranged shortly.
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