Marion E. (Cobert) Pitkin, 84, of Westborough, formerly of Wrentham, died Oct. 1. She was the widow of Stanley Pitkin. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Max and Anna (Liff) Cobert. She attended NYC public schools and due to her academic gifts, graduated Taft High School at the age of 16. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College by the age of 19 and held her first teaching job in the Bronx. She was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She and her family resided in Pittsfield for 25 years where they were members of Temple Anshe Amunim where she taught pre-school for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Lauren Smith (Bradford) of Westborough and Barbara Crooke (Robert) of Underwood, Wash.; four grandchildren, Joshua Smith (Tiffany), Johanna Smith, Rachael Crooke (Emiliano) and Alyssa Crooke (Robert); a sister-in-law, Florence Pitkin; and a niece and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Fogel. Memorial contributions may be made to Dakin Humane Society, 171 Union St., Springfield, MA 01105.

Dorothy Steuer

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