ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Marjorie Eisinger, 92, a resident of Wellfleet, Mass., from 1981 to 2006, died May 3, 2010, in Rochester, N.Y.
Born in New York City on June 22, 1917, and raised in Los Angeles, she was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and pursued graduate work in sociology at Purdue University.
With her husband Chester, Marjorie fell in love with the Cape in the early 1960s, and they built a small summer house in Eastham in 1963. They moved to Wellfleet as summer residents in 1976 and then retired there a few years later.
During that time, Marjorie began a career as a weaver, exhibiting her work in galleries in Orleans, Wellfleet, Boston and Indianapolis. She was active in the Democratic Party in Massachusetts and attended state party conventions as a delegate during the 1980s. She also served as the chairperson of the Wellfleet Charter Commission and was active, along with her husband, in helping the Wellfleet Library develop its 20th-century American literature collection. She served as a volunteer at the Wellfleet Audubon Society and the Wellfleet Senior Center.
She is survived by three sons and their wives: Peter and Erica of New York City and Wellfleet, Steven and Sue of Rochester, N.Y., and Joel and Barbara of Minneapolis, Minn.; as well as six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests that donations in her name may be made to the Wellfleet Senior Center; the Wellfleet Library; or the Wellfleet Audubon Center. Published in the Cape Cod Times on 5/9/2010