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Elaine Magarill

Elaine Magarill

March 11, 2021
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On Thursday March 11, 2021, Elaine Magarill (nee Kotlowitz) passed away at the age of 89. She is survived by her daughters, Bettina (Bobby) Pressman, Lisa (Carey) Hillman, Nancy Magarill, Jan (Todd) Yuffee, granddaughters Maxi (Jeremiah) Davidson and Ali Yuffee. She is pre-deceased by her parents, Cantor Max and Dora Kotlowitz, brother Robert (Billie) Kotlowitz.

There will be a private celebration of life. Please omit flowers. Contributions can be made to The COPD Foundation, and The Lymphoma Society.
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Nancy Kuntz Siegel

Posted at 08:08am
To the entire Magarill family, I just heard about your mom’s passing. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. We go way back, and I remember your mom like it was yesterday. Our families were very close. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May her memories live in your hearts forever.
Nancy Kuntz Siegel and family
RJ

Randi Jacobson

Posted at 06:48pm
Jan, Nancy, Lisa and Tina,
I have such warm memories of time spent with you all on Verdant Court (coolest house ever) and family trips to the Roundup Ranch and Wildwood (all piled in 1 station wagon with Aunt Kotty sitting with the kids as she was so tiny and Jan and I in the way way back). She truly felt like my real “aunt”
I hope she and my mom are together watching over us all. May your memories and everyone else’s be of some comfort during this difficult time.
SS

Steve Seidel

Posted at 04:48pm
Bettina
I’m so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
JK

Jonathan Kaufman

Posted at 10:39am
Elaine was proud, independent, smart, strong, kind, down-to-earth and was the original Kool Kat!
She called me Jonathan and that always made me feel special.
Kindness is my family's currency, and your Mom's made us wealthy. I love the quality of inclusion your family has. She was very kind and gracious to my Dad, me and Sheila...3 generations of the special bond between our families. I admired and respected her, but most of all, I ALWAYS enjoyed her quick wit and sense of humor.
Your Mom was "hip" before people knew what hip was...I'll miss her and am very sorry for the loss.
We love you girls and your Mom's memory lives in all of us...she was such a GREAT person!
SH

Sandy Hiken

Posted at 10:17pm
To the entire Magarill family, so sorry to hear of your loss. In my thoughts & prayers. My her memories live in your hearts forever.
JD

Jay Dackman

Posted at 09:26pm
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother Tina; may she rest in peace.
RF

Renee and Scott Furman

Posted at 07:55pm
Bettina and Bobby, So sorry for your loss.Thoughts and prayers to the whole family.Sending our deepest condolence's.
AF

Adler Family

Posted at 03:51pm
Dear Bettina and Bobby,
So sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. Deepest condolences from Eileen, Larry and Sandy. Hope your memories will be a blessing for you. Take care.

GS

Gary Seidman

Posted at 04:35am
Tina, Bobby, and Family,
I was so sorry to hear the loss of your beloved mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother, Elaine. I send my condolences to your whole family.
R

Rosellen Shapiro

Posted at 10:03pm
Lisa -I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Cherish your memories and celebrate her life!
NW

Nadine and Ray weinstein

Posted at 06:38pm
Dear Bettina,

I remember your Mom from when you and I were at Wellwood together. She was a lovely lady,
and my friend, Abby Blumenthal, who knew her growing up, spoke very highly of your Mom.
We hope that the memories of happy shared times will provide some comfort, and we are
thinking of you at this difficult time.
C

Cyndie Thomas Schlossberg

Posted at 04:58pm
Betina, Lisa, Nancy and Jan,
I am so sorry to hear of "Aunt Kotty's" passing. I remember most the summer days at Laurel Hill Country Club and people commenting on the 4 Thomas girls and the 4 Magarill girls. May her memory always bring a smile to your faces.
MG

Margi Granek

Posted at 04:32pm
Dear Bettina and Bobby,
Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother and Mother-in-law. May her memory be for a Blessing, and May she Rest In Peace.
Love, Margi and David
AS

Amy Simon

Posted at 04:16pm
Dear Lisa, Tina, Nancy and Jan,
I was so sorry to hear about your mom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
MB

Maura Davis Brunner

Posted at 03:27pm
My deepest condolences Bettina, Nancy and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy through this difficult time.
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Richard Crystal

Posted at 12:47pm
My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Elaine's entire family. Elaine and I worked at Long and Foster for 20 years. I will always remember her as a funny, vivacious lady with a touch of off-beat humor and a remarkable devotion to her family. May her spirit live in those who loved her and may her memory forever be a blessing.
NR

Naomi. Rovnero

Posted at 12:40pm
So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. We worked together in real estate 🏡 and she was always a pleasure and fun to be with. My condolences to your family.
PS

Phylis Lafferman Schuchman

Posted at 11:39am
I worked at Long & Foster on evenings and weekends, Elaine always treated me as her equal. She was extremely kind bringing lunch for us and sharing the time . She loved to talk about events shared with the family and visits to New York seeing shows with her brother, her face would light up and a smile from ear too ear . Also, I was very fortunate to receive a Chanukah gift from Elaine of a necklace which her daughter ( whom she was very proud) made, I have always and will keep enjoy wearing.
I pray that now she can rest in Peace.
When someone you love becomes a Memory,
The Memory becomes a Treasure ( Elaine was a True Treasure Never to be Forgotten ! )
MS

marilyn and bob schaftel

Posted at 11:22am
Rest in peace.
WB

Wendy Brown

Posted at 11:05am
Dear Magarill Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing! She will always be forever young in my eyes because that is how I remember her. Such wonderful and fond memories of time spent together for two decades back in the day. I hope you all find comfort in your memories. Hugs and Kisses!
EB

Edie & Stan Brown

Posted at 10:59am
Dearest Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.We all share so many wonderful memories and hopefully these memories will sustain you at this trying time.
RS

Rick & Sonia

Posted at 10:44am
Bettina & Bobby,

Rick and I so sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts are with you. May her memory be a blessing.
KR

Ken Roche

Posted at 10:17am
Elaine and I worked together in real estate for years........she was a hoot! So sorry for your loss........hope that cherished memories get you through this difficult time.
B

Bif Fox Williamson

Posted at 10:01am
Dear Bettina, Bobby and family,

I am so sorry for your the loss of your loving mother. Losing a parent is never easy but, during Covid I think it’s even harder. You can’t be surrounded by friends and family. I am sending a virtual hug. May you find peace in your memories. With my deepest sympathies
A

Amy & Mitchell Heyman

Posted at 09:01am
Dear Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. Your Mom and Mimi will always be remembered and missed by all who knew and loved her. Wishing you prayers of peace knowing you are not alone in your grief. 💔
DA

Debbie Attman

Posted at 08:42am
Elaine and I worked together at Long and Foster and her sarcasm and friendship was a ray of sunshine!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time!
BF

Bernice Solomon Fineman

Posted at 08:40am
Dear Bettina and Bobby,
Sending condolences to you and your family on the loss of your darling mother.
Bernice Solomon Fineman
NG

Nancy Golub

Posted at 08:37am
Magarill Family, sending my deepest condolences on your loss.
SF

Stephanie & Jon Ferber

Posted at 08:26am
Dear Lisa, Tina, Nancy, & Jan,

So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Many times when it rains I still think about singing in the rain for Aunt Elaine she gave us pennies for doing so. I also remember the train of back scratching during old tv shows as we all laid across her bed. Wishing all of you peace and happy memories along with lots of comfort 💕
WB

Wendy Berkow

Posted at 08:23am
Tina, Bobby, and Family, my thoughts are with you at this sad, time.
SF

Shelley Freedman

Posted at 08:05am
Dear Tina, Lisa, Nancy and Jan,
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. I have nothing but the fondest memories of her. She brought so much light and laughter into my childhood. RIP “Aunt Elaine”
EG

Emily & Howard Goren

Posted at 07:45am
Lisa, Bettina and the rest of the family,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Wishing you smiles just like moms of wonderful memories.
JA

Jill Thomas Anthony

Posted at 07:34am
Dear Bettina , Lisa, Nancy and Jan,
I have wonderful memories of our two families with four girls. I’m sending you all my deepest sympathy. May Aunt “Koddie” Rest In Peace.
LF

Larry Frank

Posted at 10:35pm
Bettina and Bobby,

Lori and I send you hugs and reminders of all the great memories with mom.
SF

sabrina friedman

Posted at 06:54pm
Lisa, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May your wonderful memories and love always be a blessing to you and yours.
M

Mindy Rosenzweig

Posted at 02:37pm
Tina and Bobby and family,

So very sorry about this news. I know from personal recent experience it is so very difficult to deal with. I wish peace for your family and let me know what I can do to help...
R

Richard Ryan

Posted at 01:42pm
I would like to tell the family how much I am going to miss Elaine she was a great mother a very important friend in my life and joy always to be with her always a smile on her face she was always a very special person in my life let her memory be a blessing I will always remember her I will never forget her love to the entire family Richard Rynd
MH

Marcia Heyman

Posted at 01:23pm
Lisa, so sorry to hear about mom’s passing. Take care. 😘
JZ

Jae and Arnold Zalis

Posted at 11:10am
Tina and family,
Arnie and I send you our deepest sympathy. May your Mom rest in peace. May you be strong during this difficult time. May your memories be good ones.
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