Penn Valley’s ‘Renaissance Woman’ Marilyn Jarin Hindin, Retired Teacher, Political Activist, and Huge Phillies Fan, Passes Away at 101

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Marilyn Jarin Hindin
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Penn Valley resident Marilyn Jarin Hindin, a retired Philadelphia High School for Girls teacher and longtime political activist, passed away.

Penn Valley resident Marilyn Jarin Hindin, a retired Philadelphia High School for Girls teacher and longtime political activist, died on April 5 at the age of 101, writes Gary Miles for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Hindin was also a lifelong Phillies fan who first tuned into the team’s games in the 1920s when they were first broadcast on the radio.

She put off going to college in the 1940s in favor of working as a draftswoman for a manufacturing firm during World War II.

“She had an impressive inner strength and tenacity,” said her daughter Diane.

“She was fearless,” added her son, Ken.

In the 1950s, she met former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at City Hall and then the following decade earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Temple University.

From 1968 to 1988, Hindin taught history, social studies, and economics.

For three decades, she served as a Democratic committeewoman in Montgomery County. She met several presidents during her lifetime, including President Joe Biden and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.

“She was a Renaissance woman who led an incredibly rich life,” said her daughter.

Read more about Marilyn Jarin Hindin and her legacy in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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