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Marlene Greenebaum, philanthropist who co-founded cancer center, dies

Marlene Greenebaum, philanthropist who co-founded cancer center, dies

Marlene Greenebaum, a Baltimore-area philanthropist and cancer survivor who with her husband, Stewart, founded the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, died in Pikesville on Dec. 23. She was 80.

Mrs. Greenebaum lived 28 years after first being diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 1990. “She was kind of a walking miracle,” said her son, Michael Greenebaum of Pikesville.

Born Marlene Goodman on Dec. 15, 1938, to Irvin Goodman and Esther Goodman Epstein, she married Stewart Greenebaum in 1960 after meeting him on a blind date. Shy and graceful, Mrs. Greenebaum seemed to balance out her more outgoing husband, who worked for his...

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