Marion Ruth Salkind (nee Koenig), 85, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Stonebridge At Montgomery Health Care Center in Skillman, NJ. Born in New York, NY, she had been a resident of Princeton since 1966. Daughter of the late Louis and Hannah (Pappert) Koenig, wife of the late Dr. Alvin J. Salkind, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law James Salkind and Starlet Jacobs, a daughter Susanne Salkind and her two children, Abigail Salkind-Foraker and Jacob Salkind-Foraker, and a brother Kenneth Koenig.
Marion graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY in 1949. She attended Beaver College in Jenkintown, PA as well as Pratt Institute in New York. Marion had a lifelong passion for art. She worked as a commercial artist through the 1960’s designing packaging for many familiar products, most notably the board game Mousetrap. After moving to Princeton and becoming a mother, Marion shifted her artistic endeavors to the fine arts. She was a skilled painter, calligrapher, and knitter. For many years studied under Jacques Fabert in Bucks County, PA and was an active member of the Princeton arts community.
The funeral service will be held 10:00 am on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Star of David Memorial Chapel of Princeton, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial will follow in the Old Mount Carmel Cemetery, Queens, NY.