Margie Herskovitz, extraordinary human being, wife, mother, teacher, friend and a prominent gifted astrologer, passed away on February 7, 2009 in Las Vegas., NV due to unexpected and sudden iatrogenic complications from treatment. She was 83
A native of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, graduating from Taylor Alderdice High School in 1942, she moved to Baltimore, Maryland in 1947 to marry Irwin M. Herskovitz (also a Pittsburgh native).. They were married 40 years until his death in 1988.
Among her many accomplishments as a former Nursing Home Administrator, business owner and more recently a water aerobics instructor, Margie’s true passion was astrology. She was a NCGR Level IV and ISAR-CAP certified professional astrologer, life member of the American Federation of Astrologers (AFA), National Council for Geocosmic Research(NCGR), International Society for Astrological Research ( ISAR) , Association for Astrological Networking (AFAN), Organization of Professional Astrologers (OPA) and held numerous board positions. She was also a strong supporter of Kepler College. Her contributions to the astrological community spanning more than 45 years, brought her international recognition. Presented with the NCGR Sisophys Award for community service in 2002, she then received the Marion March Regulus Award for Community Service at UAC (United Astrology Congress) May 2008 in Denver, Colorado
In addition to her organizational work, Margie was a frequent guest on radio and television, a featured columnist and guest lecturer on many cruise lines. Her client base was worldwide. She began teaching in the early 1970’s at AUM (Aquarian University of Maryland) and Howard County Community College. She lectured extensively.. She was Co-Owner of one of the first Metaphysical Book/Gift Stores to open in US in 1976 selling custom hand made jewelry, crysal balls, amulets, books, and also offered consultations. Locations were in Dundalk, Ellicott City and Baltimore. Locally, she participated in fund raising efforts to benefit the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Science Center, American Visionary Arts Museum, Cystic Fibrosis, just to name a few. . She also had one of the most extensive and comprehensive astrological/metaphysical libraries. For the past 15 years, she was interested in and studied the Kaballah.
Always interested in health and fitness, she started another career at age 71 becoming certified both as an Arthritis Aquatics and water aerobics instructor. Over the course of the next 10 years, she taught at the Maryland Athletic Club, Meadowbrook Aquatic Center , Bennett Institute, and at many retirement communities including Blakehurst. People were always inspired by Margie’s “can do it” attitude, hard work and sense of fun.
Known for her generous, loving and fun nature, adventurous spirit, and life of service, Margie was indeed a collector of people and their friendship. To celebrate Margie, a blog http://rememberingmargie.blogspot.com, is dedicated to sharing memories and reflections on her life.
We at Kepler College honor Margie's memory and her commitment to high quality astrological education. We are also honored by her and her family's wish to have a memorial in her name here at Kepler College.