Marion (“Crystal”) Wallach of Southbury, Conn., passed away on June 14, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she brought a sparkle to everything.


Born in Scranton, Pa., she was the daughter of Catherine and Rudolph Koelsch. Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Manhattan to pursue her dream of becoming a model. She was soon swept off her feet by Edward Wallach. They were happily married for 60 years. From 1960 to 1978 they lived in Rye, where they raised their family.


Mrs. Wallach was the essence of glamour, according to her family. “Crystal had a great sense of style and always carried herself as a lady, exemplifying grace, bravery, and dignity. Possessed by an entrepreneurial spirit, she was loved by all who met her. She was truly one of a kind.”


In addition to her husband Edward, she is survived by her children: Cary, Cathy, Aimee, and Roree; her siblings, Robert, Jeanne, and Helen; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.