November 3, 1933 - October 25, 2021
Marilyn Elizabeth Spiegel, age 87, passed away peacefully with family by her side on October 25, 2021 at Novant Health Presbyterian Hospital Charlotte, NC after having a stroke. She was born November 3, 1933 in Elmira, NY to Clifford Vernon Huff and Laura Hartshorn Tuller Huff. She was married to Agostin (Augie) DeFalco and to William Spiegel. She was preceded in death by her parents, both of her husbands, her son Timothy Mark DeFalco, brother-In-law Gilbert Scholl, and son-in-law Mark Greenspan. Marilyn loved music and loved to sing. During her younger days she sang commercials live on a local radio station and was part of a group that sang at Carnegie Hall. On Saturdays you would hear her listening and singing to Opera or classic musicals while cleaning her house. She also loved to do needlepoint and crochet, making her children sweaters one year. She was an excellent cook and baker, providing her family with gourmet meals and birthday goodies. Marilyn treasured her time with the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzles and having a cheerful game of Scrabble with her children. She enjoyed traveling going to Colorado, Hawaii, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Italy, Germany, and Austria. She cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She continually studied and memorized the Bible and worshipped her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For many years, Marilyn worked in the public relations field. She worked at the Star Gazette Newspaper, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Small Business Administration, and Manpower Temporary Services in Elmira, NY. She also worked for Manpower in Dallas TX, Jacksonville and Miami, FL. While in Jacksonville she was featured in their local news pamphlet for the largest company growth nationwide. She worked at Manpower in Miami until she retired and then moved to Charlotte, NC to be with family. Marilyn is survived by her sisters Ethelyn Scholl (Gilbert Scholl dec), Beverly Weesner (Al Weesner), and brother Charles Huff (Marilyn Huff). Her children and grandchildren; David and Debbie DeFalco (Melissa Mozingo, Jessica Rychilik, Candace Mozingo) , Timothy’s wife Barbara DeFalco (Matt Dade, Sarah DeFalco), Philip and Sharon DeFalco (Nicholas Hesler, Briana Dupont, Jessica DeFalco, Jennifer DeFalco), Jonathan and Kimberly DeFalco (Elizabeth Gray, Nathaniel DeFalco, Angela DeFalco, Laura Guyle, Hannah DeFalco), Rebecca Greenspan ((Mark Greenspan dec) Charles DeFalco), Samara Spiegel (Faith Herman, Jasmine Hernandez, Nevaeh Cunningham) and eight great grandchildren. Please join us at Heritage Funeral Home at 3700 Forest Lawn Drive in Weddington, NC for a Celebration of Life on Saturday morning November 13, 2021 at 11:00 am. A luncheon will follow the service. Please RSVP Becky Greenspan by November 6, 2021. Hotel arrangements can be made at the Hilton Garden Inn at 7415 Waverly Walk Ave, Charlotte NC, 704-992-9900, use code MAR when booking. There will be a memorial in Elmira, NY at which time Marilyn’s ashes will be interred in Forest Lawn Cemetery along with her parents in the Spring of 2022.
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