Eva Marcus Siegert, 88, immigrated from Berlin with her future husband

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Eva Marcus Siegert, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 29, 2016. She was born in Berlin, Germany, on August 16, 1927.

Eva immigrated to the United States in October 1951. Prior to her immigration, she was employed by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, where she met her future husband, Georg Siegert, who contacted the Society for their aid in securing passage to the U.S. They ended up on the same ship and a romance developed. After arriving in the U.S., Eva resided in New Jersey while Georg lived in Virginia, but that did not keep them apart; they married April 9, 1952.

Eva was an excellent stenographer, typist and bookkeeper. Her last position was with the Annapolis Hotel in Washington, D.C. They lived 37 years in Bethesda, Md., before moving to Williamsburg just a few months ago. This past April, they celebrated their 64th anniversary.

Mrs. Siegert is survived by her loving husband, Georg of Williamsburg; brother-in-law Kurt Siegert of Atlanta, Ga.; sister-in-law Ingrid Siegert Brown (Ed) of Williamsburg; nieces, Ingrid Siegert (Tim Puckett) of Atlanta, Ga., Sandra Wimbish (Scott) of Midlothian, Karen Brown (Andy) of Hong Kong, and Barbara Hendricks (Tom) of Santa Rosa, Calif.; nephew, George Bell (Diane) of Virginia Beach; great-nieces, Allie and Megan Brown of Hong Kong and Liza and Sarah Wimbish of Midlothian; and great-nephews, Charles Griffin of Berkeley, Calif., Davis Brown of Hong Kong and Turner Wimbish of Midlothian.

A special thank you to neighbors, Cathy and Stephen Battistone of Bethesda, Md.; Brookdale of Williamsburg, Comfort Keepers; Margi Helsel-Arnold of Geriatric Care Counseling of Bethesda, Md.; and Capital City Nurses of Bethesda, Md.

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