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In Loving Memory of Michelle Benaim

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Michelle Benaim

Michelle Benaim -- wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend -- lost her life to colon cancer on September 30, 2017 at age 49, just two years after being diagnosed. Those that knew and loved her would agree no one lived life like Michelle. Her love of family, friends and life was simply unprecedented. Her glass was always half full and she made it her quest to live both the width and depth of every single day. Michelle was known for her drive, her determination, her optimism, her generosity, her loyalty and her honesty. She was a friend to so many and had a way of positively impacting everyone she encountered. She will be loved forever by her husband Avi and their three children; Alex, Sam and Sophia.

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1. DMDebbie Maron
2. PSPenny Skarupa
3. FNFrank Neuberger
4. HSHarriet Shub
5. SGSteven Glazer
6. rgRobin Gross
7. LPLesley Potash
8. JTJennifer Heller And Joel Turner
9. ESEileen Silverman
10. JFJennifer And Noel Fisher
11. SSSusan Sperling
12. WSWilliam Sickels
13. KKKatie Kennedy
14. JLJennifer Luo
15. RGRichard And Mrs. Joan Gorman
16. B(Barbara (Swank) Vance
17. DNDavid And Carol Neuberger
18. IKIlana Kramer
19. DTDesiree Termine
20. JAJohn And Florence Antoine
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and our hearts.
21. VRViVi And Art Rosen
In tribute to Michelle's life and legacy.
22. THTed Halpern
Dear Bob, On behalf of your entire Halpern Financial Team, we were deeply sadden of the news of Michelle's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family. Always, Ted Halpern and team
23. KKKenneth Kline
24. DFDavid And Rhonda Falk
25. CGClaudia Guimaraes
26. HWHarry Wolpoff
27. WMWalter Magruder, Jr.
28. GRGrace Ann Rood
29. JCJill And Wayne Cohen
We have not stopped thinking about you and your family. Michelle was the brightest of lights and will never be forgotten. Sending you our deepest love and sympathy.
30. MRMarcie Robison
31. ?Anonymous
32. MEMona Ellis
33. CBCynthia Berkowitz
34. BPBarbara Pearlman
35. ESEileen Smith
36. FCFidelity Charitable Gift Fund
The Chrysalis Fund
37. AWAdrienne Wolpoff
38. HPHanna Lee Pomerantz
39. ESEdna Searles
40. DSDaniel Snow
Linda and I were very sorry to hear about your loss. This is a very important cause. Honored to contribute in Michelle's memory.
41. MPManish Parikh
42. JSJim And Dede Schumacher
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
43. LALiane (and Bryan) Aaron
Today we honor the life of an extraordinary person who continues to inspire all, every day and in many ways.
44. SGSuzanne Guardia
45. JNJill Newman
46. DMDebbie And Glenn Maron
47. MRMarc Ratner
48. D&Dr's Goldbaum, Rosenberg & Staff
49. JLJeff & Judy Leventhal
In loving memory of Michelle.
50. skSarah Kandel
51. psPhyllis Schreiner
52. KSKim Schwartzbeck
53. RGRobin Gittleson
In honor of Michelle Benaim
54. NWNitsa Woodward
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
55. SShirley and Gary Bernes
Sending our deepest sympathies to the entire family. Love, Shirley and Gary Bernes(friends of Debbie and Glenn)
56. MMarcy & Neil
Our thoughts are with Michelle's family and hope that the beautiful memories of her incredible love, strength, and courage will be a source of comfort for you.
57. LGLee Gorsky
58. JWJill Welter
59. JSJordan Shapiro
We will never forget Michelle. She was so special in every way.
60. RSRoberta Sonneborn
Sharla, My heart goes out to you and your family. No words can express my condolences to everyone. I pray that you will find the strength and peace to continue your daily life. I will always be there for you. Love, Roberta
61. TThe Gutierrez Family-Jodi, William, Robert & Marco
In memory of Michelle and her legacy...
62. GGary, Craig & Crystal
We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Michelle was an incredible mother and a wonderful wife. You have our sincerest sympathy. -The Zimmermans
63. GGesher Jewish Day School Board of Trustees
On behalf of the Gesher Jewish Day School Board of Trustees.
64. FFrank and Sharla Neuberger
In memory of our wonderful daughter Michelle Benaim
65. BLBrian Lizzi
Dear Avi and Family, With heartfelt sympathy, our prayers go out to each of you. Michelle had an incredible soul and a smile that would light up a room. Please know that Michelle has a special place in each of our hearts that will never be forgotten. The Lizzi Family
66. LLaura & Harry Criswell
In honor of Michelle and Avi Benaim and their continued fight and support to find a cure.
67. KHKatherine Hurson
The fight continues
68. SBSusan Buchwald
Our thoughts and prayers our with the entire family! (Debbie and Glenn's friends) Susan and Ira Buchwald
69. EWEllen Wapnick
May Michelle Rest In Peace and may this wonderful family get through this very trying time . Cousins Ellen and Larry Wapnick
70. KVKatina Vassos
I will never forget, Michelle's beauty, wisdom, strength and infectious smile. I am better for knowing her. May her memory be internal. Much love, Katina Vassos
71. ksKaren Schneider
72. ckCharis Keitelman
Dear Avi and Family--our hearts are breaking for you. It is our honor to make a donation in Michelle's name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love, The Keitelman Family
73. DDDC Design House
All of us at DC Design House send you our sincere sympathy.
74. hPHelene Popowski
In memory of our dear friend Debbie's sister
75. PPatrick and Lynne Connolly
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
76. SSherrie and Jordan Wetstone
77. RRemy and Alan Freeman
78. JJill and Donnie Gross
So sorry for your loss.
79. SShannon Estrin & Laurence Rosoff
80. LFLaura Fox
Michelle was an absolute light and I was lucky to have the pleasure of knowing and working with her. As someone who watched my dad suffer through this terrible Cancer, I know the effects it takes on a person and the family involved. Sending so much to the Benaim Family and friends.
81. FBFrances Bormel
82. RMRobin Maizlish
Michelle and her bright smile will always be remembered. Sending condolences and Love to the entire family.
83. AAudrey and Jon Friedlander
We are so sorry for your loss. She will live on in the hearts of so many people that she touched.
84. TThe Heymann family
Avi and family, Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Ernie, Laura and Matthew Heymann
85. TThe Shostak Family
Our most sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss.
86. MZMorton Zetlin
Cynthia and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of Michelle Benaim. Our hearts are with you
87. BPBenjamin Portman
88. SSam and Celia Spiritos
89. AAmbassador Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn
90. NNorbert & Jocelyne Amsellem
91. SFSteven Freidkin
92. LCLivia E Christensen
93. JJanyse &Bernie Weisz
94. BBig Adventure Golf
Our condolences and prayers from the Big Adventure Golf Group.
95. LGLisa Golden
In honor of Michelle. Sending love and prayers to Avi and the entire Benaim family.
96. TThe Samuels Family
Michelle will always be in our thoughts. Sending love to all the Benaim family. Nancy, Jay, Alec, Max and Coley Samuels
97. LDLarry & Susan Davis
98. ASAmy R Schwartz
99. MMelissa & Jon Walsh
100. RRachel and Matt Perlman
Avi, with deep sympathy on the passing of Michelle, we share your grief in this profound loss. It was an honor to know Michelle and have her as a friend.
101. KKaren and Ed Leventhal
102. LCLisa Chinsky
Thinking of all of you.
103. LLLisa Lees
104. TGTammy Goldberg
105. DDDonna DeWick
106. VValerie and Jonathan Portner
Avi, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
107. JBJodi Barth
Prayers and wishes are with all of you.
108. LLinda and Bruce Pollekoff
Keeping your family in our hearts and thoughts. Our deepest sorrow and sympathy. Love Linda & Bruce
109. CPCarmina Paper
So sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Paper Family
110. TRTimothy Rood
111. tSTaryn Schaffer
Sending warm thoughts to your family. May memories of Michelle put a smile on your faces. - Taryn, Evan, Madden, and Zayden Schaffer
112. TThe Bonham Family
Our most sincere condolences. We keep your family in our prayers.
113. RRRobert Rubenstein
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Benaim family. Erica and Robert Rubenstein
114. RSRachel Sullivan
Our deepest sympathy ! Thinking of your family! Always, The Sullivan Family
115. RRuth Anne & Hugh Roddin
116. CWCourtenay Wallach
May Michelle's memory be a blessing always. Sending prayers and love~ Courtenay, Ed, Madison & Sophie Wallach
117. JFJoanne Frankel
Joanne Orleans
118. MMonica West and Martha Campion
We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family. Monica West and Martha Campion
119. BSBrandi Schwartzberg
Avi, Alex, Sam & Sophia- You are in our thoughts during this time of sadness. May your strength and love carry you through this difficult time. Love, The Schwartzberg Family Brandi-David-Zoe-Ethan
120. ATAntoaneta Transka
121. LLily Arrowood and Family
With love and honor to Michelle and her dear family from Lily Arrowood and family
122. BBeth Wenger
Sending thoughts and prayers of strength and healing to the entire family. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. May Michelle's spirit live on in all of us.
123. AAnonymous
124. RSRobin Streilein
125. TThomson Reuters
We are very sorry for your loss. From Debbie's Friends and Colleagues at Thomson Reuters.
126. TThe Rubanenko Family
Sending sympathy and strength to The Benaim Family.
127. NBNancy Berkowitz
In loving memory of Michelle. We are so sorry for your loss and send our love to the entire Benaim family at this difficult time.
128. MMitra Castro
Michelle you will be missed by everyone and anyone who knew your beautiful soul!
129. SRSara Romeyn
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Michelle was an incredible human being...we worked closely on the Bullis Gives Back 5K and her energy and enthusiasm was contagious. She was a devoted mother and so kind to all. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
130. DDeb & Gary Friedlander
In honor of Michelle and her indelible determination. She left her mark in this world and her beautiful soul with continue to shine in all who knew her. Deb, Gary, Marni, Mel and Michael
131. DHDorothy Herman
I know Michelle from PES PTA. She was a great PTA presedent. She was great community leader, Shew as a wonderful person. She will be missed. I will be thinking of her family today.
132. CGClaudia Guimaraes
In honor of Michelle Goldstein Benaim, a bright light in every life she touched!
133. JWJill Wasserman
134. WWendy and Noam Fischman
135. TOTara OBrien
136. TThe Caulfield Family
137. AAndre and Pamela Gazdag
In loving memory Michele. We are keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
138. AAAnat Allal
I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
139. SWScott Welch
Heaven is singing, for it has gained a beautiful new angel. Our prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Love, The Welch Family
140. RRick and Maureen Grant
Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. We are so sorry for your loss.
141. LLois and Michael McCabe
142. TThe Crenshaws
143. PMPadmini Mahurkar
144. jcJillian Copeland
Honoring Michelle's positive spirit. She will always be with us.
145. LLori & Frank Weisel
146. DSDavid Shapiro
My cousin Michelle and I shared such great memories from our childhood. I remember how excited the 4 boys in my house got when we got to visit the 4 girls in her house. We also shared the fact that we were both born on 3/19/68.
147. SStacie & Rick Gorinson
In memory of Michelle. My heart goes out to Michelle's whole family. We will never forget her. Xoxo Stacie Steppa Gorinson
148. CCliff and Mary Ella Gross
To one of the nicest families we know. We were so fortunate to have our boys play football together when they were younger. Michelle and Avi were so incredibly welcoming and supportive of every young player. We are devastated to hear of Michelle's passing. We feel blessed for the wonderful encounters we had with this family. Please know how her kindness touched so may lives. With love, Mary Ella, Cliff, Jerry, John and Bob Gross
149. AAmy & Scott Gordon
150. JDJennifer Daniels
In honor of an amazing woman who loved life and brought joy to so many. You will be missed, Michelle!
151. JGJoan George
I am so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a very special person who will be sorely missed. Will always remember Michelle' smile, courage and warmth.
152. TTommy McFLY
Michelle brought a smile to the face of everyone she met. She was pure joy, courage and grace. Much love and prayers to the Benaims.
153. SSandy and Elliot Liss and family
Michelle made our entire community and the world a better place. Her memory will live on through our efforts to raise enough money to find a cure for this horrible disease. She will be sorely missed by all of us!
154. AKAntoinette Karlin
Toni and Billy Karlin
155. AAlison and Gary Robinson
156. JJoanne and Danny Aronson
We are truly sorry for your loss.
157. KKim and Ian Band
While she fought hard during her illness, she fought equally hard to raise money to cure this terrible disease...her tireless efforts will always be remembered...as will her strength, love, and friendship...
158. BBBarb Brody
With love, Barb and Scott Brody
159. MMark, jacqueline, Brandon, Andrew and Jason Olinger
We are saddened to hear of Michelle's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends provide you with a source of comfort and strength in the days ahead.
160. JDJulie Dobson
Honoring Michelle's courageous battle and hoping we can raise enough to save others from this terrible disease. The Thaker family sends hugs and prayers to Michelle's family.
161. MSMark Schoen
We loved Michelle so much and we love you, too, Avi...Dondi and Mark
162. CSCaren Shugarman
163. LFLynn And David Fanaroff
There are no words. We are truly saddened by your loss. Prayers to your family.
164. ABAvi Benaim
165. TThe Accardi Family
In honor of Michelle and With all our love for the Benaim Family.
166. JRJanine Rosen
In loving memory of Michelle??
167. IKIlene Kanfer
Your love for life and family will live on forever. Love the Kanfer family
168. NSNicole Sheahan
169. NNatacha, Larry, Kameron and Chloe Myers
"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow" Robert Lewis Stevenson
170. EGEdward Godin
May her memory always be a blessing. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Ed Godin and Amy Godin
171. HEHarry T Easton
172. PGPolly Garfinkle
173. RBRobin Brown
Sending love, prayers and strength as we keep you all in our hearts. We are all better for having had Michelle in our lives.
174. PMPaula Mates
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Paula and Alex Mates
175. JJulie, Jim and Brett Smith
Sending much love and our heartfelt condolences to the family!
176. SSueAnn & Eric Siegel
Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day And suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? The answer: Michelle
177. DSDEbbie Schick
The Schick family
178. TThe Hinton Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
179. MMichael Sapienza
Nathan and I are sending out love to the entire Benaim family.
180. KFKelly Falcone
181. PPaula and Barry Goldsmith
In honor of Michelle Benaim's courageous battle.