Miriam R. Faktorow (nee Rudnick),83, of Mt. Laurel, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2019. Miriam was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. She married Sheldon Faktorow two days before her 19th birthday and worked as a Medical Lab Technician at Albert Einstein Medical Center East to support them while he finished college. They would have been married 65 years this June. The couple lived in Levittown, Pa, before moving across the river to Willingboro, NJ to raise their family. Throughout her life, Miriam volunteered with many community-based organizations, and she was highly involved with the Sisterhoods of her synagogues, Beth Torah in Willingboro and Beth Tikvah in Marlton, NJ. She spent the last 20 years very active at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill, NJ, as a member of the Couples Club, Active Adult Committee, and Endowment Fund for JCC Jewish Film Festival Committee. She co-chaired the Jewish Film Festival for three years with Shelly. Miriam was an avid reader, she loved art, music, travel and chocolate. But what she loved most, above all else, was her family. She was the proud mother of four. She devoted her life to raising her children. She was the one person you could always count on to simply just be there—for everything. Miriam will be missed by so many. She leaves behind her beloved husband, Sheldon; her children Marci (Larry) Grimes; Rob (Linda) Faktorow; Debbie (Stephen) Fortino; and Terri (Joe) Campbell; her grandchildren
Katie (Tim) Farley, Becky (Chris) Celis, Danny (Sophia) Grimes, Alex Faktorow, Anna Faktorow, Sam Faktorow, Jaime Fortino, Brynn (Scott) Woodmansee, Jenna Fortino; her great grandchildren, Timmy, Ethan, Owen, Austin Farley; Carson and Connor Celis; her brother, Bernie (Helene) Rudnick; her Uncle, Leon Fradkin; her nephews Joel and Adam; her niece Jodi; and many cousins. Miriam will also be missed by the countless friends she has made along the way. Because wherever she went, Miriam was always “making friends!” She could—and she did—talk to anyone!
Relatives and friends are invited Friday beginning 10:15 am to PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, INC. 2001 Berlin Road, Cherry Hill, NJ where funeral services will begin promptly at 11:00 am. Int. Crescent Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed at the home of Debbie & Steve Fortino. Contributions can be made to the Tree of Life Fund, katzjcc.org/donation-form (choose Tree of Life from the Fund Name dropdown box) or Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, www.samaritannj.org.