Marion Trister Heimberg


Mrs. Marion Trister Heimberg, 82, of Greensboro, NC, died Feb. 6 at Moses Cone Hospital.
A funeral service was held at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, with burial following in the Hebrew Cemetery.
Marion was born May 8, 1936 in Danbury, CT, the daughter of Joseph Trister and Tobie Dick Trister.
Marion was an educator who enjoyed spending time with everyone. She was a permanent and well-liked substitute teacher in the Manhasset Schools System. She was on the board of North Shore Child Guidance and was an event planner at the Manhasset Public Library. Marion was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader and active in the Manhasset Jewish Community Council. She was also on the board of the Manhasset Bay Opera. Besides teaching, Marion was a sales representative at both B. Altman’s and Lord and Taylor in Manhasset. She was a lifelong member of Hadassah. Marion’s philosophy was that everyone is worth knowing and she was gifted with a larger than life personality. This combination made Marion a big hit amongst her neighbors, friends and family. She loved to explore different places and never let her age and the devices that came with it slow her down. Marion could also be described as a tough cookie, making do with what she had to work with. She was very devoted to all of her family and will be dearly missed.
In addition to her parents, Marion was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth Kanter.
Surviving are her husband, Robert Heimberg; daughters, Jessica Switzman (Alan) of Annapolis, MD and Louise Van Schaack (Peter) of Greensboro; sister, Anne Trister of Newtown, CT; grandchildren, Marissa and Benjamin Switzman and Charlotte Van Schaack.
The family requests with gratitude that memorials in Marion’s name be directed to: A Simple Gesture, 3825 W. Market St., Ste.101, Greensboro, NC 27407; an animal shelter of the donor’s choice or to Hadassah.
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