Marcia Dinhofer Teschner, a longtime resident of Edgemont and Rye Brook, died at Greenwich Hospital on November 17, 2021, exactly two months shy of her 100th birthday.
Marcia and her husband, the late Dr. Bernard ‘Buddy’ Teschner, lived in Edgemont for 39 years and raised their family in the community. After Dr. Teschner’s death in 1994, Marcia moved to Rye Brook where she lived until her passing.
Born in Brooklyn on January 17, 1922, Marcia was proud of her roots and devoted to her family, working in her father’s jewelry business as an accounting assistant while in high school. She attended NYU and left before graduating to get married in 1942, just before Buddy shipped out as a medical officer in the US First Army and subsequently participated in the D-Day invasion and European Campaign. Marcia was a talented artist, jewelry designer, and portraitist, studying at the Art Students League for many years, and eventually returning to finish her degree.
Marcia traveled around the world with her husband, by herself, with friends, and with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was her greatest joy to share her wanderlust and love of travel with her family. She was a master bridge player who enjoyed teaching others the finer points of play, and her regular Monday games with friends.
She lived a full and active life, devoting herself to her family, local causes, her friends and her artistry. She lived through the depression, world wars, seventeen presidents, tumult and peace. Her generosity knew no bounds, and she impacted the lives of all who knew her.
Marcia is survived by her daughter Susan and son-in-law Peter; her brother Milton; her grandson Michael and his wife Martha Lee; her granddaughter Alix; and six great-grandchildren, Jack, Max, Charlotte, Bradley, Will and Eve. She is pre-deceased by her husband Buddy, her son John, and sister Sylvia.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marcia’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project or UJA.