Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Housing Great Passes Away at 87

Muriel Gilman, an inspirational woman who dedicated her life to serving the community, died Thursday, February 24 at the age of 87.

Muriel was an icon who cared passionately about housing, equality and community development. She and her husband, Marvin, were strong and generous supporters of the National Housing Conference and the Center for Housing Policy for many years. Additionally, Muriel was a longtime executive for the United Way of Delaware.

Muriel's commitment to affordable housing and community service was truly admirable. She was a tireless community activist who cared deeply about making a difference in the lives of others.

NHC honored Muriel's late husband, Marvin, in 1994 with the Housing Person of the Year Award. They made a striking and formidable team.

She will be deeply missed. Muriel is survived by her two children and their families -- Peter and Susan Gilman of Wynnewood, Pa. and Martha Gilman and Greg Smith of Yorklyn.

A memorial service for Muriel will be today, Tuesday, March 1 at 11 a.m. at University of Delaware's Arsht Hall, 2700 Pennsylvania Ave,. Wilmington, De.

To read a full article on Muriel's celebrated life and many achievements from the Delaware News Journal, please click here.

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