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Marilyn Young

April 21, 1937February 19, 2017

H13_Marilyn_YoungPassed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born April 25, 1937 in Brooklyn, Marilyn was warm, funny, brilliant, and passionate. She loved opera, wine, Italy, and the movies. She had a gift for friendship that sustained her throughout her life. Endlessly generous, she opened her Greenwich Village home to guests from near and far and traveled the world, giving talks and making friends wherever she went. Marilyn was a Professor of History at NYU, and held many prominent positions in her field. She was the author of numerous books, including The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990. She was an antiwar activist, a feminist, and a proud leftist. She is survived by her children, Lauren and Michael and their spouses, Tom and Lizzie; her sisters, Leah and Carole; brother-in-law Gerry; grandchildren Oliver, Jacob and Claudia; aunt Shirley, nieces, nephews and cousins, many beloved friends, and generations of students whose lives she enriched. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 26, at 2:30pm at Riverside Chapel, 180 W. 76th St. Donations in Marilyn’s honor may be made to the War Resisters League,


Karin Burrell 2017-02-22 20:08:59 wrote: A photo of Marilyn and her colleagues at the Howard Zinn Conference at NYU Law School.

Karin Burrell From the New York University Archives.

Karin Burrell
From the New York University Archives.



Marilyn and friends’ rendition of their school song.