Born Marcia Damon to Curtis and Doris Damon in Framingham, Mass., Marcia was a veteran reporter for the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, a probate and family practice attorney, and involved in numerous volunteer organizations including the League of Women Voters, National Organization for Women, and the Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. She was a member of the Board of Bar Overseers Committee in Massachusetts.
From her first marriage to Webster B. Brockelman, Marcia leaves a daughter, Laura Brockelman; sons, James and Andrew Brockelman; grandchildren, James and Charlene Smith, Andrew, Abigail, and Emily Brockelman; and great-granddaughter, Kaylee Cox. From her second and third marriages to Thomas Rey and William Reinke, she leaves several step-children, Pamela, Toni, Lilli, and Julian Rey, and Cheryl, Cara, Debbie, and William Reinke.
In 1996, she married Dr. William Reinke, professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and enjoyed 18 wonderful years of marriage as they traveled to countless countries, including nine bike trips in Europe, three summers in India, several trips to the Far East, Middle East, South and Central America and Africa.
Marcia graduated magna cum laude from Smith College in 1953 and cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in 1979. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church throughout her adult life.
Marcia was a resident of Broadmead Retirement Community in Cockeysville, Maryland where she was managing editor of The Voice, a monthly community newsletter. Along with Marcia's outstanding staff, The Voice kept Broadmead residents updated on financial and other important issues. Drawing on her passion for journalism, she wrote concisely and clearly so that all could understand the issues.
She will be remembered by her family, many friends, co-workers and the residents of Broadmead as an inspired leader and problem solver with a huge heart. Marcia always took action to help others as a mom, attorney, and friend. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know her as she traveled through the trials and tribulations of a fascinating life.
A memorial service will be held at the Broadmead Retirement Community, Cockeysville, MD on Saturday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment private.
Published on April 1, 2017