Official Obituary of

Marlene Weiss

September 1, 1940 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Marlene Weiss Obituary

Marlene Weiss passed away peacefully at her home in Ft. Lauderdale on February 8, surrounded by her
beloved family. Marlene and her twin sister, Judy, were the only children of parents Morris and Sadie.
After completing high school Marlene set out on her own to New York City, where she attended the
Fashion Institute of Technology and launched a career in modeling. Marlene later worked as the director
of sales at Forman and Gunner's New York showrooms. While on vacation with her family in Miami, she
met Bernard Weiss, a mathematician and meteorologist; the two fell in love and married. Bernie worked
as a research meteorologist at Cambridge where the couple welcomed their three sons, Jeff, Scot, and
Kurt. The young family enjoyed frequent road trips from New England to Cape Canaveral, where Bernie
was conducting weather research. After a particularly cold New England winter, they decided to make a
permanent move to Florida and settled in their home near the ocean in Ft. Lauderdale. While Bernie
enjoyed an early retirement he also maintained their property. Marlene focused on a career in real
estate while also raising their three boys. She was active in their schools, particularly when the oldest
two became swimmers and when the youngest became active in his high school band. The house was
always abuzz with international swimmers who lived temporarily with the family, relatives who had
relocated, and the many friends they made while living in the area. Marlene was a beautiful hostess and
entertainer and loved having people in her home or out by the pool, a place she often referred to as her

Throughout their marriage, the couple traveled frequently and all over the world but enjoyed time with
family most of all. As a long-time member of the Rotary Club and the Garden Club, Marlene believed
strongly in civic engagement and maintained an active social life. She loved playing and watching tennis
and seldom missed a Miami Heat game. Her husband, Bernie, died in 2013, and Marlene did not
remarry. Also predeceasing her was her twin sister, Judy. Marlene leaves behind her son Jeff and his
wife Chris of Charlotte, North Carolina, and their daughters Victoria, Hannah, and Sadie; her son Scot of
Orlando, and her son Kurt and his wife Amy of Ft. Lauderdale, and their daughters Jessica, Julia, and
Katie. She was affectionately known as Mema to her grandchildren, all of whom loved her dearly. In
addition, she is also survived by her nephews, Jay and Steven Weinstock, and Steven’s wife, Beatrice,
who all lived nearby and cherished the time they had with her to the very end. Charlotte, her loyal and
loving Papillion, who followed Marlene everywhere for the past 12 years is also left to mourn her

Marlene’s legacy is one that is steeped in generosity, a love for life, and financial savvy; she was an
incredibly generous and giving person who would acquire a gorgeous antique or piece of art simply to
give it away to someone she loved. She could also be counted on to share straightforward and honest
opinions, whether it was about politics, relationships, or current events. But her words always came
from a place of love, concern, and care for others. For her many family and friends, she will be greatly
missed, and the world will be just a little less bright without her presence.

The friends and family of Marlene Weiss are invited to attend the funeral service to be held at the South
Florida National Cemetery located at 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida 33449 on Friday,
February 16th Please arrive at 10:00 A.M. in lane one.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach
Mail to: FNBCC % Rebecca Norwood for benefit of Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale North Beach In
memory of Marlene Weiss 2800 E. Oakland Park Blvd Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306

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