Passing of former Commissioner Marion Flenard
Marion Flenard, former Commissioner of Collingswood, passed away January 23, 2014 at the age of 87. She will be fondly remembered for her dedication to the Borough. Flenard was a dedicated member of the Collingswood community. She served as a Collingswood Borough Commissioner for 12 years, from 1977 to 1989. Notably, she was the first woman ever elected to Borough Commission. Fellow Commissioner Michael Brennan called her a “Trailblazer.”
Marion was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 20, 1926. She graduated from Collingswood High School in 1944 and Parsons School of Design in 1948.
Flenard balanced a career, personal life and enthusiastic community involvement. As Commissioner of Revenue and Finance, Flenard parlayed her business acumen into managing Borough business and budgeting. As a member of the centennial steering committee she was very involved with Collingswood’s centennial celebration in 1988.
“Marion gladly lent her time and talent to any group that asked her for assistance,” said Brennan.
Borough flags will fly at half-staff to honor Flenard.