Nancy Marcus ‘72
We are sad to announce that our friend and former trustee, Dr. Nancy Marcus ’72, passed away peacefully at her home on February 12, 2018 surrounded by family and friends.
We are sad to announce that our friend and former trustee, Dr. Nancy Marcus ’72, passed away peacefully at her home on February 12, 2018 surrounded by family and friends. Nancy had been battling the rare disease uveal melanoma for two years.
Nancy served as the chair of the Academic Affairs committee for many years and was a dedicated member of the Goucher College Board of Trustees from 2009 until she resigned in 2016. She was director of the Florida State University Marine Laboratory and FSU Sea Grant Coordinator, and established at Women in Math, Science and Engineering Living & Learning Community there, and was a Professor and Dean Emerita of the graduate school. Nancy was a tireless scholar and a remarkable woman.
From the Tallahassee Democrat:
Nancy's favorite activity by far was taking her boat out into the Gulf a short distance and spending hours just piddling around with her fishing poles, her depth finder, her navigation equipment, or whatever was on the boat that needed fine-tuning or fixing. As an exceptionally well-rounded person Nancy cooked gourmet meals for friends, neighbors and the entire FSU Volleyball team on holidays. She traveled widely and planned meticulously in order to experience all that each exotic trip had to offer. Her childhood hobbies included ventriloquism and magic. Throughout her life she collected various dummies and continued to entertain young children and adults as a magician. There was indeed nothing that Nancy could not analyze, figure out and/or repair. Many will miss her countless special skills, talents, and expertise and her quiet, humble, contemplative nature.
Nancy is survived by her devoted partner/spouse of 26 years, Dr. Cecile Reynaud; her mother, Betty Marcus of New Rochelle, NY; her brother, Theodore Marcus (Barbara) of Wayne, NJ; her niece, Jennifer Marcus Santamaria (Jesse) of NYC; her nephew, Jesse Marcus of Cedar Knolls, NJ; and her cousins, Jill Levy Wolpert, Richard Levy and Robert Levy. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Harold T. Marcus.
Our hearts and thoughts are with Nancy’s family.