Marlene G. Korash
Marlene G. Korash
  • November 26, 1936 - May 11, 2017
  • Columbia, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA – Marlene Gertrude Korash, 80, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service at Marlene’s residence in Wildewood Downs.

Born in Washington, D.C., Marlene was a daughter of the late Charles and Rose Madoff.

Marlene was a member of Temple Israel and Beth Shalom Synagogue, Tree of Life. She went to art school and loved interior design. She enjoyed working at and designing outfits at high end retail stores.

More than anything, Marlene would want all to know her deep love and enjoyment of spending time with her children; but especially her granddaughter, Lexie and grandson, Tripp. She also loved to travel, Broadway shows, Hawaii, and a beautiful yard. She enjoyed shopping and finding good deals, and art and culture, particularly of the Jewish heritage

She is survived by her son, Michael B. Korash and his wife, Kathleen Korash, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; daughter, Renee K. Stevens and her husband, Roy M. Stevens, Jr., of Daytona Beach; granddaughter, Alexandra B. Stevens of Columbia; and grandson, Roy M. Stevens III of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Sheldon Korash; parents, Charles and Rose Madoff; and sisters, Bobbie Tarica and Melba Winepol.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Plant Trees through Jewish National FundSiva through the website

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