Marjorie F. Katzen, interior designer

December 03, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Marjorie F. Katzen, a Baltimore interior designer and longtime Pikesville resident, died of a heart attack caused by an infection Nov. 25 at Sinai Hospital. She was 53.

Ms. Katzen was born in Baltimore and raised in Northwest Baltimore and Pikesville.

She was a 1973 graduate of Pikesville High School and earned a bachelor's degree in interior design from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1977.

Ms. Katzen began her career working as an interior designer at Grand Rapids Furniture.

From 1980 until 2002, when she established Margie Katzen Designs, she worked for Louis Mazor Inc., a Roland Park interior design firm.

Ms. Katzen also designed rooms over the years for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Decorators' Show House as well as author Tom Clancy's Canton townhouse.

"Over the years, she contributed hours of design time to benefit various charities," said her mother, Elaine Isaacson Katzen of Pikesville.

Ms. Katzen enjoyed attending Broadway shows, collecting modern and impressionist art, and traveling.

She had been a lifelong active member of Hadassah.

Ms. Katzen's marriage ended in divorce.

Services were Nov. 26.

There are no other survivors.

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