Felice Wiener, Lower Merion commissioner, ALS section founder
July 3, 2016 - als
Felice Goodwin Wiener, 71, of Wynnewood, owner of a Greater Philadelphia Chapter of a ALS Association and a former Lower Merion Township commissioner, died of amyotrophic parallel sclerosis Sunday, Jun 26, during Pennsylvania Hospital.
Mrs. Wiener founded a Philadelphia section in 1977, shortly after her mom died from ALS. She was a organization’s initial boss and remained on a house until her death. Mrs. Wiener was diagnosed with ALS in Dec 2015.
“A lot of people speak about creation a change, though she was one of those who unequivocally went out and took action,” daughter Debbie Eggleston said.
Born in Worcester, Mass., Mrs. Wiener grew adult in Providence, R.I., where she graduated from Hope High School, and after attended a University of Rhode Island. Her daughter Allison Goodwin pronounced she remained a Boston sports fan her whole life.
After college, Mrs. Wiener met her husband, Thomas, on a blind date in Washington. By a finish of a dinner, they had radically designed a wedding, he said.
“I’m not even certain if we strictly asked her to marry me – we knew so soon,” Thomas Wiener said. The dual were married for 46 years.
Politically active via her life, Mrs. Wiener began her career as a committeeperson for her ward, afterwards served for 5 years as cochair of a Montgomery County Democratic Party. She also served for 8 years as a Lower Merion commissioner.
Through her domestic rendezvous and her village impasse as chair and boss of a Rittenhouse Square Committee for a Philadelphia Orchestra, Mrs. Wiener was means to hold many people, friends and family said.
Marilyn Appel, former boss of a Rittenhouse Square Committee for a Philadelphia Orchestra, described her as “completely committed to all she did.”
“You could see that she honestly cared about assisting and changing people’s lives,” pronounced Alvin Kolchins, a crony of a family for some-more than 35 years.
In further to her father and daughters, Mrs. Wiener is survived by sons Todd Goodwin and Gary, and 3 grandchildren.
Services will be during 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jun 29, during Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood.
Contributions might be done to a ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, 321 Norristown Rd., Ambler, Pa. 19002, or a synagogue during a residence above.