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Marilyn (Mendel) Schaffer

Marilyn (Mendel) Schaffer, 64, passed away at home in Highland Park, Ill. on April 7, 2010. She was the oldest child born to Phil and June Mendel in Whittier, Calif. on January 18, 1946. Her family moved to Fallbrook in 1954 and she made this her home until the mid-1960s when she went away to college.

Marilyn graduated from Fallbrook Union High School in 1962 and in that same year was selected to represent her community as Miss Fallbrook. Through the years she maintained a close relationship with many of her classmates and friends here. She always had a special place in her heart for Fallbrook and she visited here many times. Those who knew and loved her will dearly miss her.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Patrick, of Highland Park, Ill .; her son, Nick, and his wife (Alison) of Tucson, Ariz .; and her granddaughter, Ashley.

They are planning a celebration of her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, it was Marilyn’s wish that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or


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