MARGOLIS (Office), Audrey Hope
Audrey Hope Office Margolis, 97, died on Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was an extraordinary woman who surpassed the challenge each of us inherits upon birth that of making our world better and more beautiful for our being in it.
A life-long resident of Dayton, Audrey attended Steel High School and went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois in 1945. She returned to Dayton where she married the love of her life, John A. (Jack) Margolis.
Audrey and Jack delighted in each other's presence, drew strength from each other's wisdom, and joy from each other's laughter.
Audrey was a tireless champion of the environment, justice, education, civility and her family. Throughout her life, she set out to tackle injustices, fight careless commercial
development, protect our natural resources, and to educate anyone within earshot of the importance of doing so.
Understanding that change begins in your own backyard and driven by a passionate love and awe of nature, she pioneered the transformation of a vacant lot in her beloved Dayton View neighborhood into Marathon Commons, an educational wildflower and butterfly garden.
Engaging and full of life, Audrey had a magical and healing touch, a discerning eye, and a radiant smile. She created beauty and a sense of wonder whenever and wherever she could. She inspired those who knew her to embrace every day to the fullest and to seek knowledge, justice, beauty, and most importantly, loving-kindness.
Audrey was charming. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an easy laugh, and while she was tenacious about everything for which she was passionate, she never took herself
seriously. Deeply loved by those who knew her, she warmed the "cockles of our hearts".
Preceded in death by her husband John A. Margolis, son Dr. John H. Margolis, parents Louis P. Office and Sara E. Office, sister Margy L. Office.
Survived by her loving family; two daughters: Jane (Dr. Daniel) Miller, Cathy (Michael) Schwartz; daughter-in-law Jo Anne (Hugh) Margolis Sales; eight grandchildren: Scott Miller,
Michael Miller and Timothy Miller, Emily (Karl Goodman)
Margolis, Lorie (Adam Rejwan) Margolis, Elizabeth Margolis, Alison (Blake) Waxler, Hope (Jae Kim) Furst; four great-grandchildren: Jack and Audrey Goodman, Charlie Waxler, Ethan Rejwan; nieces and nephew: Susy Himelhoch, Connie Bally, Audrey Himelhoch, Carol (Doug) Kadison, Albert Copland, Merrie Lyn Blackford and Cyr Daniel.
The family is thankful for the loving and devoted care Audrey received from her amazing caregivers, Teresa Craft and
Carmen Jones. They demonstrated the power and beauty of loving-kindness every day. We also wish to thank the all the exceptional staff at THE SUITES at WALNUT CREEK who loved and cared for Audrey for over 12 years. These frontline
caregivers went above and beyond to take care of Audrey during this difficult and tragic COVID epidemic.
A private funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 13, at Temple Israel Cemetery. Glickler Funeral Home handled
The family welcomes donations in Mrs. John A. Margolis' memory to Aullwood Audubon Center or Cox Arboretum MetroParks.