Robert L. Marlin, 74, of Parsippany died Oct. 31, 2011. Raised in Spring Valley, NY, he resided in Parsippany for the past 45 years.
Dr. Marlin began his career in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry and eventually served as director of clinical research for Thompson Medical Company.
He received his BA and MPA from Syracuse University and his PhD from Rutgers University.
In 1992, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, after which he devoted his efforts to the brain-injured community. In 2005, he received a certification in Psychiatric Rehabilitation from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and began counseling individuals with brain injuries. He also worked with Opportunity Project in Millburn as an adjustment counselor.
He served on Kessler Foundation’s Institutional Review Board and worked with the Brain Injury Association of NJ. Most recently, he was nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to serve on the NJ State Commission on Brain Injury Research.
He was a member of the Raoul Wallenberg Committee and had served as cochair of the Holocaust Remembrance Committee. He also served on the boards of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ and Temple Beth Am of Parsippany, where he was a past president.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce; his daughter, Suzanne Ben-Menachem; his son, Myron; and four grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 2 at Temple Beth Am with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels, Dover. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth Am, Attn: Dr. Robert Marlin Fund, PO Box 5305, Parsippany, NJ 07054; or Opportunity Project, Inc., 60 East Willow St., Millburn, NJ 07041.