Marsha (Nicky) Edlich of Woodcrest Drive in Springs and Lafayette Street in Manhattan died at home in Manhattan on Jan. 31 at the age of 70. Her family said the cause of death was ovarian cancer, which she had survived for 10 years.
Ms. Edlich taught French at the Professional Children’s School in Manhattan for some 35 years. She had previously been chief of operations for Club Med USA. She also was a member of the board of the New York Women’s Foundation, and had served as chair of its annual benefit breakfast.
Born on June 20, 1942, in Brooklyn to Leo Hochberg and Ida Shapiro, she was raised in Brooklyn and Teaneck, N.J. She attended Wilkes College in Pennsylvania, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She was married to Stephen P. Edlich, an artist known for European modernism, who died in 1989 at the age of 45. Their son, Alexander Edlich of Wainscott and New York, survives, as does her mother, who now lives in Marlboro, N.J. She is also survived by a longtime domestic partner, Karyn Weiss, a brother, Richard Hochberg of Guilford, Conn., a sister, Susan Rosenberg of Middlefield, Conn., and two grandchildren.
A service was conducted by David Schulz on Feb. 4 at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.
Memorial donations have been suggested to support Dr. Stephanie Blank’s gynecological oncology research at New York University Langone Medical Center. They can be mailed to the medical center’s office of development, 1 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, New York 10016.