MARCUS: Linda Goorin Marcus, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Dearly beloved wife of 59 years of Dick Marcus of Pittsburgh. Beloved mother of Susan Marcus Jacobson of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; and Joel Cassel Marcus of Seattle, Wash. Adored grandmother of Elodie Grace Jacobson, Blaise Yael Jacobson, Sonja Gadis Marcus and step-grandmother of Samson Isaiah Jacobson. Predeceased by her parents, Theodore Goorin and Catharyn Straus Goorin of Pittsburgh. Also survived by sister Martha Peterson of Rotorua, New Zealand. Linda Marcus was a scholar, teacher, and a prolific writer of liturgical lyrics for hymns and songs of praise and worship performed in churches, synagogues and concert halls around the world. Her compositions and lyrics brought joy and inspiration to all who heard and were touched by them. She taught literature and writing for more than 50 years at every grade level from kindergarten to graduate school. Services were held at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.