Marilyn Toby Poff was born on February 13,1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late Louis Joslove and Ida (Snyder) Nuftul. She passed away at around 9 pm on February 12th, 2022, a few hours before her 85th Birthday, in Vero Beach, Florida, where she resided.
She was preceded by her siblings, Chuck Joslove, and Gloria Joslove, and was survived by her husband Ira C. Poff of almost 48 years, her older sister, Norma Haber, her children, Greg Gold, Scott (Tes) Gold, and Wendy Gold, stepchildren, Chris Poff, and Sandy Poff, and grandchildren, Michael, Sean, and Parker Gold, and Ana Nico Clement.
In the late 60s, she went back to school, while caring for her children as a single parent and working full time.
Influenced by her upbringing in a Jewish children’s home, she followed her heart and built a successful career in social work. She was passionate about making a difference for others and focused her energy on improving the lives of troubled children and adolescents. She graduated summa cum laude with a Master’s degree in Social Work from Ohio State University and dedicated herself in her field until she retired at 73 years of age.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to “YALA” will be much appreciated. YALA is a platform foundation that pools donations to children’s causes, such as ‘Save the Children’, ‘The Children’s Health Fund’, ‘Children’s Rights Inc.’, as well as ‘Immigration Justice Corp.’, etc. Donations can be made directly via the link provided- https://bit.ly/3v1QjqS.,