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Marilyn Benbenisty Gower

Profile Updated: April 23, 2024
Marilyn Benbenisty
Residing In:
Marietta, GA USA
Michael, 39, Hospitalist in Asheville, NC; Daniel, 35, Finance, self-employed in Atlanta.
Marilyn Benbenisty


Yes! Attending Reunion
Cell Phone:

404 630 2295

Business and Address:

Erwin & Sons Direct Imports, Inc.
261 Heritage Walk
Woodstock, GA 30188

Business Phone:

770 579-0414


I have worked in advertising pretty much all my life. For the past 20 years I have been employed by Erwin and Sons Direct Imports. I have no plans to retire - I love my work. We manufacture high-end outdoor furnishings. My greatest pleasure and achievement in life has been raising two wonderful sons. Michael is an MD/PhD, currently a doctor at Mission Hospital in Asheville NC. Michael and Shari have one daughter, Dahlia, and are expecting a son in October 2024. Daniel is self-employed in finance/commercial real estate in Atlanta; he and his girlfriend live in Midtown. Dan competes in Jiu Jitsu, expecting his purple belt soon. Rick and I have a 68 lb. half Lab half American Staffordshire Terrier, Buddy, who keeps us busy. We live in Woodstock GA.

School Story:

Cherished memories: Besides football, pep rallies and Mr. Derthick, my favorite memory was knocking Mr. Walton out cold when he wouldn't let me out of biology class. My motivation was that if I hadn't gotten out of there, I would have been late to Mr. Wills' math class and had 10 points deducted off my grade. Ten points or not, slapping Mr. Walton was one of the most satisfying events of my high school career! I thank Mr. Derthick every day of my life for saving me from that crazed lunatic who chased me around Mr. Derthick's office with his pair of newly broken glasses and a giant red handprint on his face.

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Oct 11, 2021 at 9:31 AM

I'm so shocked and saddened to hear of Joy's passing. Her constant happy outlook and smile throughout high school seemed to continue on this website and will be missed by all of us. No one will take her place as the "birthday well wisher." May her memory be a blessing. 

Oct 01, 2021 at 11:03 AM

So sorry to hear of Sheryl's passing. Her obituary is a beautiful testament to her vivacity, intelligence and sensibilities. May her memory always be for a blessing.

May 29, 2021 at 10:47 PM

Posted on: Apr 26, 2021 at 1:33 PM

Andy ... you are so kind. I sent you a private message.

Apr 25, 2021 at 2:51 PM

It amazes me that some girls/ladies are still as beautiful as they were in high school, Marilyn! You is' one!!!! :o)

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Apr 22, 2020 at 10:16 AM

Happy birthday to a precious lady. Love you.

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Oct 28, 2018 at 4:33 PM

What can you say about Steve Edenfield? He was handsome, cool, and intelligent, yet he extended friendship to everyone, including those not so cool, handsome or smart. He was witty yet kind, and had a path to follow all his own. I spent a few hours with him at Shelley Freedman Berson's wedding several years ago, and found Steve to still be the same wonderful human he was in high school. I will always remember his twinkling blue eyes and dimpled, devilish smile. Rest in peace, Steve.

Apr 22, 2018 at 4:33 AM
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Aug 25, 2017 at 12:33 PM

So sorry to hear this news. Barry was so bright, and such a genuinely nice person. My heart goes out to Linda, his children and the rest of his family. May his memory be for a blessing. 


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Apr 15, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Joy, you are awesome! How do you keep up with everyone's birthday? Thanks for the good wishes ... and wishing you a belated birthday as well!