Margie Herskovitz, a retired railroad worker who was also an astrologer and water aerobics instructor, died Feb. 7 of complications from cancer at a Las Vegas hospice. The longtime Mount Washington resident was 83.
Born Margolia Levine in Pittsburgh, she moved to Baltimore to marry Irwin M. Herskovitz, who owned a dry cleaning business.
Mrs. Herskovitz had been an administrator at the Randallstown Convalescent Center and also worked for the Chessie System, later CSX, in downtown Baltimore. She retired in 1987.
An astrologer, she was a member of the International Society for Astrological Research, among other organizations. She was a supporter of Kepler College, an astrological school in Lynnwood, Wash.
She appeared on local radio and television programs as an astrologer and was a guest lecturer on the Cunard steamship line. She taught at the Aquarian University of Maryland and Howard County Community College.
She was a former co-owner of the Sun Sign Shoppe, a metaphysical book and gift business in Ellicott City.
Family members said that at age 71, she started another career - as an arthritis aquatics and water aerobics instructor.
She was a Baltimore Hebrew Congregation member.
Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Z. Herskovitz-Stevens of Baltimore and Michel Herskovitz of Las Vegas. Her husband of 40 years died in 1988.
Services were held Friday at Baltimore Hebrew Cemetery.