Lila Linzer

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Lila Linzer passed away Tuesday January 10, Lila Linzer, after a long illness, went to join her Morty. Lila was born Lila Sylvia Taylor on December 10, 1930, attended Forest Hills High School where she met Morton Linzer at a school dance while holding a radio she won as a door prize. They were married two years later while she attended and then graduated from Queens College. She attended Juilliard, and then became an educator for nursery school children and led the nursery school program at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights NY for many years. She had two sons, Mark Linzer and Daryl Wofford, and loved them dearly. Morty ran a textile business on 7th Avenue in Manhattan and she and he travelled the world for business and pleasure. They built a small house called World’s End on the edge of a mountain overlooking the Caribbean Sea on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Many wonderful weeks were spent there with family friends Nano and Wallace overlooking the peaceful vistas of the Caribbean. She and Morty loved to hold hands and walk around the pool 100 times as their daily exercise. Her book, “Fifty Years of Wonderful”, published by Amazon Press, recounts many of their wondrous travels. In her last years, she was cared for by her sons, as well as family friends Mavis Daniels and Chandra Bhagwandin. She died peacefully in her own bedroom, with her two sons at her side. She was preceded in death by Morty Linzer who died January 17, 2009, and also by her dear sister Roberta (Klopman). She is survived by her sons Daryl and Mark, her granddaughter Elizabeth (Cohen) and husband Paul, her grandson Ben (Linzer), and dear family members Sudie Hofmann (Mark’s partner), Reiko Koyama, and the Klopman Family (Ted, Debbie and Faith). She loved opera, her flowers, interior decorating (especially Andrea’s apartment), writing, and long nights around the dinner table with family. And most of all she adored Morty and treasured their time together in every venue and every moment. She will be missed by us all. We send love to her on this last journey. May the days ahead be only peaceful ones. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Institute of Professional Work Life at Hennepin County Medical Center, either online at or mailed to Hennepin Health Foundation, 701 Park Ave. LSB 3, Minneapolis MN 55415.
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