Marjorie I. Katin-Borland, age 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Calvary Hospital Hospice in the Bronx after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 5, 1951, in Manhattan, NY to Irving and Ruth (Schwartz) Katin. She was a 1969 graduate of Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, a 1973 graduate of Case Western Reserve University where she majored in Psychology, and a 1979 graduate of the Bank Street Graduate School of Education where she received her masters in elementary education. She married Bruce Katin-Borland (Borland) on September 2, 1973, in Rye, NY, crafting a beautiful life together.
Marj spent the majority of her teaching career working for the White Plains Public School District at the Ridgeway and Post Road elementary schools, where she specialized in supporting children with learning challenges. Marj also owned a thriving private tutoring practice. To say Marj was good teacher would truly be an understatement; she was a gifted educator who connected with her students in a profound and lasting manner.
Marj lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures; chatting with friends and family, snacking on popcorn or chocolate (the darker the better!), enjoying a latte with almond milk and most importantly, spending time with her children and grandchildren. Marj had an uncanny ability to reach people in deep and lasting ways - a close confidant who made everyone she came in contact with feel safe, supported, and loved. She is survived by her husband, Bruce; two sons Nathaniel and Evan; daughters-in-law Amy Strekas and Sophie Karp; brother Neil Katin; sister Cathy Katin-Grazzini; beloved grandchildren Dylan and Lucy; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Family, friends, and others whose lives Marj touched are invited to the Pleasant Manor Funeral Home, 575 Columbus Avenue, Thornwood, NY 10594, at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, just chat. Immediately following the service, Marj will be laid to rest at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Marj’s name to the Center for Discovery (https://thecenterfordiscovery.org), a research and residential facility supporting children and adults with complex medical conditions in upstate New York, where Marj’s special cousin Zoe is a resident.
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