Marie “Abby” Schlesinger passed away at the age of 81 in the loving care of her family in the city of Mesquite, Nevada on the evening of October 5.
Abby was a dedicated wife and mother and a friend to all who knew her. A fine person of exquisite intelligence and wit, an endearing sense of humor, beautifully eloquent in speech, with a vast literary knowledge cultivated by a lifetime love of reading, and she was a Dodger fan.
Born in Tupper Lake, New York on December 10, 1936, Abby attended Cornell and Syracuse Universities before moving west to California with her parents Jesse and Shirley Jean Propp and her sister Linda Alper.
She was soon to meet the love of her life, a Kansas boy named Joseph D. Schlesinger, with whom she is now joined in spirit.
Joe and Abby settled in Ojai, California with their four children and built a warm and loving home. Abby contributed to the community by sharing her love of books through her job at the Ojai Library, where patrons and employees undoubtedly remember her friendly and gracious personality.
Abby is now also joined in spirit with her beloved daughter Juliane Schlesinger Morando, who passed away in 1999, and is survived by her sister Joan Potter of Mount Kisco, New York, her daughter Lauren McMullen, her sons Joseph and Nicholas Schlesinger, and her adoring grandchildren, Kaya and Remi McMullen, Dylan and Nikolai Schlesinger, Zoe Krill, and Ella and Max Pollock, all residing in California.