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Reggie S. Rodbell

Reggie S. Rodbell (Margolis)

May 26, 1940 - April 11, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 1:00pm
    Location
    Virtual Funeral in Levinson's Chapel
    Address
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Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

1400 K Street NW #1200, District Of Columbia, DC 20005

American Cancer Society

405 Williams Court
Suite 120, Baltimore, MD 21220

Obituary

Reggie Sandra Rodbell (nee Margolis) of Pikesville, MD, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 80. She is survived by her husband, Frank Rodbell. Children, Michelle Varipapa (Jamie), Susan Shaffer (Paul) and Barry Rodbell (Melissa) and grandchildren, Sam Varipapa, Max Varipapa, Josie Shaffer, Jaylin Shaffer, Trent Rodbell, Luke Rodbell and brother Mark Margolis (Elana) of Sarasota, Florida. She was predeceased by her parents Helen and Jack Margolis.

Reggie was most proud of her marriage for over 60 years, her 6 wonderful children and 6 wonderful grandchildren. She was past president of the Baltimore County Hospital Auxiliary and current president of the Pikesville Senior Center. She had worked as a optometric technician for many years.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. Interment Arlington Cemetery - Chizuk Amuno Congregation. N Rogers Ave. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or your favorite charity.
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CA

Caryn Abrams

Posted at 01:52pm
Dear Frank, Michelle, Susan and Barry,
I am so heartbroken to hear of Reggie's passing. Our friendship was so special to me and I will always cherish the memories of her love, kindness and beautiful heart. When I close my eyes, I can see her beautiful smile, and the love she shared. I am sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to your beautiful family during this difficult time. May Reggie's memory be for a blessing.
Sending lots of love, prayers and may Reggie's memory be a blessing

SW

Steve Hecht, Grapeview, WA

Posted at 04:27pm
So sorry for your loss, Frank. My deepest sympathy.
BW

Bobbie Weiss

Posted at 04:03pm
I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Reggie.s passing. I met her at the Pikesville Senior Center and I enjoyed talking to her and hearing about her family. she was the sweetest person and I am sure she will be missed by family and friends. Reggie used to call me CUZ because somewhere on my father.s side there was some sort of connection or relation. which I am not sure of exactly. may your memories of her be a comfort to all!!!
JS

Jill Sacks

Posted at 10:36am
Dear Frank and family,
I am shocked and devastated to have just learned of dear Reggie’s passing. Even though we grew apart over the years, I still considered her a friend and enjoyed seeing her at the Pikesville Senior Center. I will miss her smiling face and will cherish my memories of her. My deepest condolences and love to you and your entire family.
B

Beth Wiseman

Posted at 09:51am
Shocked and very saddened to read about the loss of such a wonderful, warm, loving, happy, and delightful person. Pikesville Senior Center front desk will not be the same without the smiling, personal welcoming greeting from Reggie. She will surely be missed.
JA

Jacki, Howard, Jesse, & Cari Ashkin

Posted at 07:49pm
I cherished the spring days and summer evenings I spent sitting on the front lawn at Tatler with Reggie, chatting about nothing and everything while she knitted. The entire Ashkin family sends our love and hugs. Reggie will always hold a very special place in our hearts. We hope you will find comfort in the your memories of times shared and the love that never ends.
JN

Jacqueline Nerette

Posted at 06:46pm
My sincere condolences to the Rodbell family. It is with much sadness on learning of the passing of Reggie. As a patron of the Pikesville Senior Center, whenever I encounter with Reggie, she was always engaging, warm and caring. Even while battling with illness, adversity, she remain upbeat with a smile. Reggie was a true warrior, an inspiration to us all. Such a bright light, she will be dearly missed.
AG

Ann Sue Grossman

Posted at 10:20am
I am so very sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing. Susan you did a great job eulogizing your Mom. She would have been so proud
CW

Carol (Hoffman) Welsh

Posted at 08:25am
I knew Reggie from the time I was a child and when I joined the Pikesville Sr. center she always made everyone know that she knew me when I was a little girl. I will miss seeing her and am very sorry for all of your losses.
MF

Michael and Judy Finifter

Posted at 09:11pm
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the entire Rodbell family during this terribly sad time. During our time together at the Pikesville Senior Center, Reggie often spoke so proudly of her husband, children and grandchildren. It was clear how much she loved her family and her family totally loved her. Your family, Pikesville Senior Center, and the world has certainly lost a beautiful, warm and giving woman. My life has been enriched by knowing Reggie.
DV

Doretha (Minnie) Vassor

Posted at 06:27pm
My Sincerest Condolences to the Family of Reggie Rodbell
My heart is very heavy with sadness at the loss of Reggie. We served for years on the Council and various committees, attended many events at Pikesville Senior Center as well as going many of the Pikesville Senior Center trips. She loved her family and shared many memories of times they shared together. As much as she loved her children and grandchildren she loved her husband even more. Reggie and I often joked about being sisters from another mother because we often shared familiar experiences in our lives. I was looking forward to seeing her at the Center when it reopened. We spoke on the phone through out this pandemic. Reggie will be missed at the Senior Center, she spent many hours (almost everyday) volunteering at the Senior Center.
SA

Steve Agetstein

Posted at 01:46pm
Your children spoke of the importance family meant to their mother. How support and defense of family was passed on from her and Frank to them all. I think back just a few years to a somewhat heated discussion, on my part, with Frank. Frank remained calm. Reggie though, while remaining seated flashed me some of the angriest eyes I had ever seen. They expressed outrage at what she saw as an attack on her husband. I had never been quieted as quickly before and I have not since. I left the room chastised, thinking only, “What a magnificent wife”.
SE

Shari Erdman

Posted at 01:44pm
Our hearts are heavy and deeply saddened with the loss of such a vibrant, giving and talented lady. She will be missed and thought of often by those of us who were fortunate enough to have known her. God bless you Reggie.
EB

Evelyn Brager

Posted at 01:25pm
I was deeply saddened to see the notice about Reggie. I met her at the PIkesville Senior Center and we would also see one another and chat when our visits coincided at the beauty shop. We often shared information about favorite books and I delighted in hearing about the pride she had for her family. It was evident that she gave warmth and selfless devotion on a daily basis to the Senior Center. Reggie had charm, was an engaging conversationalist, and gave endless encouraging greetings and assistance to the volunteers, staff, patrons, and all who were privileged to know her. Also, so very admirable was the strength and courage she portrayed facing the difficult hurdles in her life. I will always treasure her friendship and lovingly use the beautiful afghan she made and surprised me with, a tribute to our friendship. It is with great sadness that I express my deepest sympathy. She was a treasure and will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this most difficult time.
BF

Barbara Feldman

Posted at 01:13pm
To the Rodbell Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Reggie. I first met Reggie at the Pikesville Senior Center when I came to register as a member and then became a volunteers. The first person I saw at the center was Reggie with her warm, welcoming smile. Reggie had the ability to make people feel comfortable and relaxed. She was always there to lend a helping hand or a listening ear no matter what else was going on. I will miss Reggie and the many great conversations we have had. She became my inspiration and will continue to be. I am so thankful to have had both the honor and privilege of knowing Reggie. May her memory be a blessing.
SF

Shara Freeman

Posted at 12:26pm
Barry, Frank and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Reggie's passing. I remember her as I lived across the street in Queen Anne Village growing up. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
SS

Sandra Sapp

Posted at 12:23pm
Dear Family,

So sad to hear of Reggie's passing. She was the best of the best. Will really miss seeing her at the Pikesville Senior Center.
Sandra Sapp
NR

Naomi Rovner

Posted at 11:01am
Dear Frank and family, so so sorry to hear of Reggie’s passing. May your love and good memories sustain you.
Naomi and Howard
BJ

Bob Jacobson

Posted at 10:58am
To Reggie's family,

So sad to hear about Reggie's passing; hard to believe that we won't see her again at the senior center. She was so friendly, positive, helpful and dynamic. We will definitely miss her.

Bob Jacobson
M

Mary Cohen

Posted at 10:41am
Dear Frank,
So sad to hear of your loss of Reggie. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Mary Cohen
RW

Robert Wells

Posted at 10:12am
I knew Reggie from the Pikesville Senior Center where I volunteered on the front desk. Reggie would greet me with a nice smile and she was always willing to help as I learned how things were done. I will miss her but consider it a privilege to have known her and volunteered with her. My condolences to her husband, Frank, and the family. May your reminiscences be happy and blessed.
BS

Barry & Sheila Steelman

Posted at 10:09am
Dear Frank and Family. We were sorry to learn of Reggie's passing. We send our sincere condolences to the entire Rodbell family. May her memory always be a comfort and blessing to each of you.
ED

Evie Duncan

Posted at 09:38am
So sorry to hear. Reggie will be dearly missed. She was always a pleasure to chat with at the Center.
Condolences to all her family and friends. ז"ל
EG

Emily Goren

Posted at 07:46am
Am so sad at the passing of Reggie. I am a fitness instructor at the Pikesville Senior Center and every friday I would enter the door greeted with a big smile and greeting from her. She knew my parents from the old neighborhoods so we would chat about the past. May her memory be a blessing.
FS

Freddie Stevens

Posted at 09:55pm
Dear Frank and family -
I am SO sorry to hear of your loss. I met you and Reggie when we moved here in 1963. She was a sweet and caring lady. May her memory be a blessing.
HH

harvey and marilyn holzman

Posted at 09:35pm
So sorry for your loss. She was a lovely person who gave willingly of herself and in particular to the Pikesville Senior Center. She will be missed by all and her memory will live on forever.
ER

Estelle & Stanley Roll

Posted at 09:31pm
Dear Frank and Family,
It is with great grief far beyond any expression of words to pen these few lines of very deep love and sympathy to all of you in your great loss.
To have known my dear Reggie (My Sister Friend) and to have enjoyed a part of her friendship over these past many years was truly a great privilege and I will always remember her with a deep love and affection.
I hope happy memories of the past will bring you all comfort and peace in the years ahead.
With deepest sympathy and love to all of you.
Estelle & Stan
MS

Marcia Silver

Posted at 06:53pm
Dear Frank and family,
My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved Reggie. Loved seeing and talking to her at the Center - she will be missed❤️
DK

Debby and Jeffrey Katzen

Posted at 06:47pm
Susan and the entire Rodbell family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May her memory be a blessing!
With our deepest sympathy,
Debby, Jeffrey, and family
DS

Debbie and Rob schwartzman

Posted at 04:54pm
Susan and family,
We were so sorry to read about your moms passing. So many great Queen Anne memories with all of us. Reggie was such a kind, happy woman. Always there to give me a hand or advise as I was a new mom. May her memory be a blessing...
I

Ingrid Roberts

Posted at 04:48pm
To Frank and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories and each other provide support during this very sad time
TA

Tommy and Ruthy Azman

Posted at 04:44pm
Dear Frank, Barry, Susan, and Michelle,
Ruthy and I were saddened to hear about Reggie's passing. We are devastated and truly heartbroken over this news. I personally was fortunate to work with Reggie for over 25 years in my practice, and I got to know the whole family, one beautiful family. Reggie was very special!
May her memory be for a blessing and the wonderful memories comfort all of you at this most difficult time.
NS

Nancy Schwartz

Posted at 04:29pm
I will always remember Reggie for her warmth, her sense of humor, and her grace. She had a way of making people feel at ease and welcome. My deepest sympathies go out to Frank and the entire Rodbell family. I consider it a blessing to have known her.
S

Sue Weisman

Posted at 03:01pm
Dear Susan,
I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your mother. I hope that you and your family find comfort by remembering the wonderful times you spent together. My sincerest sympathies to all of you.
AH

Angie Hasenei

Posted at 02:24pm
Frank-
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family during this hard time!
SB

Susan Blake

Posted at 02:21pm
Dear Frank,

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family! May she rest in peace.
KB

Karen L Bowling

Posted at 01:57pm
Tim and I would like to send our deepest memories of our friend Reggie. She was always there for me especially when I was so critically ill 1 year or so ago. Before that as Assistant director of Pikesville senior center, Reggie was my right hand person through thick and thin both at the center and my life. Reggie helped us celebrate our 50 th anniversary 2 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Frank and all the family. She loved you all greatly . Love Karen and Tim Bowling.
LS

Lois Steinberg

Posted at 01:32pm
Oh my, oh my, what sad and upsetting news. Reggie was just wonderful to talk to and she was helpful with knowing just what the right thing to do in helping senior center issues. I spoke to her about a year ago. It is true we should never wait too long to call a friend and find out how they are. We may never get the chance to speak to that person again.
HS

Helen Stein

Posted at 01:25pm
Dear Frank and Family,
I met Reggie and your beautiful family when we lived in Queen Anne and loved seeing her in the years that followed. She was a joy to meet and always had a good book to recommend. I hope and pray that your wonderful memories will bring you some measure of comfort in the difficult days ahead. Sending you my deepest sympathy. Helen Stein
LS

Lois Steinberg

Posted at 12:41pm
I am so sad to read of Reggie's death. Absolutely devastated. I thought she was a wonderful person to interact with and what a loss to the Pikesville Senior Center she will be. Reggie always knew how to solve a problem that arose and she was tactful, always courteous and friendly. I spoke to her about a year ago on the phone. This awful news only reinforces how important it is to keep in touch with people we care about. We neve know if that would be the last time one would speak to each other.
SD

Susan W. Dudley

Posted at 11:48am
I am so sorry to hear of her passing. At the Pikesville Senior Center where there were and are many, many wonderful people, Reggie was a standout. She will be missed by so many people. May she rest in peace.
S

Susan Friedlander

Posted at 11:45am
I was saddened to read of Reggie’s passing. I knew her from Pikesville Senior Center. Reggie was so welcoming and friendly. Always had a great book recommendation. Hoping loving memories sustain you.
SR

Stanley Frank Rodbell

Posted at 11:40am
Frank and your beautiful family.
I am so sorry that you have lost your wonderful Reggie. Always so positive and ready for new things. And a voracious reader wanting to experience everything. Hold her memory close. May she rest in peace.
RW

Ron Wolf

Posted at 11:34am
To Frank and the entire Rodbell Family,
So sorry on the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. My her memory be a blessing.
GS

GLENDA SCHLAIFER

Posted at 11:08am
Dear Susan & Family,
Aileen called to tell me about your Mom and I was so sorry to receive the very sad news. I knew your Mom from the Pikesville Senior Center and we always chatted about our granddaughters. She was so proud of her family. Reggie will be missed by all who knew her.
Sincerely,
Glenda Schlaifer

BY

Bea Yoffe

Posted at 10:39am
Dear Family: My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Reggie: I had the pleasure of meeting Reggie through her Aunt Lovey Shaw many years ago, and was so happy to see her when I joined Pikesville Senior Center. She was always so warm and friendly and will be missed by many who knew and loved her. So very, vey sorry - may she rest in peace.
IR

Ilene Rogers

Posted at 10:37am
Dear Susan. So
Sorry to hear of this loss. Prayers of peace and comfort to you and all your family . May your many memories help you through this difficult time. Ilene and Tom Rogers
S

Sherry Mermelstein

Posted at 10:23am
All The Family,
We were neighbors & friends for many years & shared lots of fun times. The Rodbell women were a constant in my life & were always there to help with my girls. Reggie took great care in the way she dressed & was impeccably groomed for all occasions. She loved telling stories about her children & rarely started or completed a sentence without mentioning her husband. She surely loved & believed in Frank and shared his opinions on every subject. What a lucky man to be so loved. She was 17 when they married & was confident always that he was the one. Having that kind of love story is in itself a life worth living.
MT

Melissa Tower

Posted at 10:11am
Frank,
I am so sorry to hear of Reggie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
JR

Jane Baum Rodbell

Posted at 10:08am
Dear Frank et al: It was my pleasure to get to know Reggie since I joined the Rodbell family 15 years ago. I will always think of the many books she had on hold at the Pikesville Library, with her name on slips of paper next to the books with Stan's name on them. I am so sorry for your grief and loss.
Jane
KC

Kelly Cohen

Posted at 10:02am
Dear Frank,
We are so sorry to learn of Reggie’s passing. How wonderful to have spent so many years together!
Kelly and Michael Cohen
NP

Nichole Pozaro

Posted at 10:02am
Dear Frank,

I am so very sorry for the loss of your wife. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. May she rest in peace
HW

Helene Walters

Posted at 09:30am
Dear Susan,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family for your loss. Always cherish your wonderful memories. May she Rest In Peace.
BF

Bernice Solomon Fineman

Posted at 09:15am
Dear Frank,
Sending heartfelt condolences.
Bernice Solomon Fineman
MS

Marsha Sindler

Posted at 08:55am
I know Reggie from Pikesville Senior Center when I worked there on Mondays I am sorry for your loss
RR

Rita Rosenfeld

Posted at 08:52am
My deepest sympathy to the Rodbell family. I had the pleasure of meeting Reggie at the Pikesville Senior Center a couple of years ago. As a volunteer, I spent Monday mornings at the Front Desk where Reggie was a constant fixture. Her helpful and knowledgeable interaction with everyone was always present. She will be missed by all.
RC

robb cohen

Posted at 08:46am
Frank and family. Gail and I are so sorry for your loss. We wish you peace and great memories. Wonderful you were married for 60 years. Robb Cohen and Gail Schwartz
IW

Irene Weiner

Posted at 08:16am
I am so sorry to hear of Reggies passing. I always looked forward to seeing her at the Pikesville Senior Center. She was so welcoming and I had many conversations about her family that she adored. She will be surely missed.
Irene Weiner
TM

Tzippie Mahr

Posted at 07:42am
Frank, to you and all your family, Mike and I send our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Reggie. It's so hard to grasp this sad news. Her suffering is now over, and may she finally rest in peace. She will be missed by all who knew her. May her memory be for a blessing and the wonderful memories comfort all of you at this most difficult time.
RF

Ruth Fader: Boca Raton, FL

Posted at 07:07am
Dear Frank, my friend, & your family,
Though you let me know that Reggie was in hospice, I was so saddened by her passing so quickly. I know that there is a hole in your heart with her gone. Her smile seemed constant and she had that kind of warm personality that went with her smile. I am so sorry and send my most sincerely sympathy. I won't be with you this week but you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
RF

Ronnie Footlick

Posted at 06:50am
Dear Frank and family.....how very sorry I was to learn of Reggie’s passing and am sending my condolences to you and yours. May her memory be a blessing as she was to everyone who knew her.
RZ

Rhoda Zeligman

Posted at 06:40am
I am shocked to hear of Reggie's passing. She was a very special person...one I will not forget. May her memory be for a blessing!
LB

Leslie G Berman

Posted at 06:14am
So sorry to lose another friend from Forest Park. My sympathies to Frank and his family.
BS

Bob Schaftel

Posted at 05:18am
Frank,So very sorry for your loss.May she rest in peace.
JF

Joan Fruchter

Posted at 10:18pm
Susan,
Pete and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Joan Fruchter
AH

Anne and Harvey Heyman

Posted at 09:00pm
Dear Frank
Harvey and I send our sincere sympathy to you and your family on Reggie’s passing.
SC

sheldon caplan

Posted at 08:27pm
Frank, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Reggie was very special.
SW

Sandy & Bill Wolf

Posted at 08:14pm
Frank.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May Reggie rest in peace.
HR

Harriet Rivlin

Posted at 08:05pm
I had a special bond with Reggie from my first day at the Pikesville Senior Center. She was truly beautiful. Kind, loving, warm, funny, sincere, giving. All the best a person can be. I will always keep you in my heart where you have been since that very first hug. With sincere condolences to the family from Harriet Rivlin and John Clark.
MK

Marsha and Alan Kaplan

Posted at 07:52pm
Alan and I are devastated and heartbroken over the loss of Reggie. From the moment Reggie and I met we clicked and became sister/friends. She will remain in my heart forever. Please know that we are thinking of all of you.
J

Joan & David Uhlfelder

Posted at 07:39pm
Susan, Michelle.Josie ,Jaylin,Paul and family. So sorry to hear about your Mother, Grandmother...I remember meeting your Mom years ago when Debbi and Michelle were school friends.....our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. May her memory be a blessing.
Joan & David
SZ

Susan and Alan Ziman

Posted at 07:24pm
So beyond sad for the loss of your mom. She was lucky to have such loving family which is a tribute to her memory.
JA

John Abosch

Posted at 07:19pm
Mark
I am very sorry for your loss, I remember Reggie very well.
MS

Myrna Sears

Posted at 07:08pm
I am so so sorry to hear of Reggies death. We have been neighbors at 130 slade for 18 years. Hope her beautiful memories will comfort you at this terrible time. Myrna
SS

Steve Silber

Posted at 07:02pm
Frank
I’m so sorry to learn of the loss of you’re beloved wife. My thoughts & prayers go out to all of you.
EB

Erika Agetstein Buchdahl

Posted at 06:54pm
Susan, Sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
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