Marion Kreiter, Math Physics Library

  • December 5, 2017
  • vol 64 issue 15
  • Deaths
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Marion Kreiter, a retired Penn math-physics librarian, died on November 18 at the age of 96. 

Ms. Kreiter earned her bachelor’s degree in 1943 at Cornell University and a degree in library science at Columbia University. After that she briefly served as a civilian librarian for the U.S. Army in Manilla, the Philippines and Okinawa. She also worked in Sacramento, California and Rapid City, South Dakota as a librarian before joining the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Kreiter served as the head of the math-physics library from 1952 until she retired in 1986. After she retired, she volunteered at the Tyler Arboretum and was active in the Powelton Village Civic Association.

Ms. Kreiter was survived by her cousin, Anne and Anne’s husband, Wasyl Polischuk.

Donations in her name may be made to St. Agatha-St. James Church, 3728 Chestnut Street, Philadelpia, PA 19104 or to the Powelton Village Civic Association, PO Box 7616, Philadelphia, PA  19101-7616 (with Tot Lot noted).