Marcia Sue Wohl, 85, of Haverford, a painter and teacher, died of aortic stenosis Dec. 5 at the Quadrangle, a retirement facility in Haverford.
Ms. Wohl was born in Brooklyn. She grew up in Philadelphia's Olney section, but spent most of her life on the Main Line before moving to the Quadrangle in 2007.
She graduated from Gratz High School in 1942, and began studying art there. Mrs. Wohl enrolled in a joint program and graduated in 1946 with degrees in English and fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia College of Art.
During World War II, she met her husband, Lt. Joseph S. Wohl, a marine pilot in the Pacific, who later became a dentist. They met through mutual friends. They married in 1944. He died in 1989 of colon cancer.
Ms. Wohl had three children. After they were grown, she earned her master's degree in fine arts from Philadelphia College of Art.
She taught classes both there and at the Main Line Art Center, where she was on the board of directors.
"Marcia was a revered teacher, and many people learned to paint because of her wonderful teaching," said Judy Herman, the center's director.
Ms. Wohl's paintings were inspired by her love of nature and travel. She worked in a variety of media, but favored watercolors. She exhibited throughout the region.
Ms. Wohl supported the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera, and other cultural organizations. She was a member of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia. She summered in Nantucket and Loveladies, Long Beach Island.
She is survived by a son, Richard; two daughters, Judith and Hope; two grandchildren; and two stepsisters.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Joseph Levine & Sons, 7112 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, followed by interment at King David Memorial Park. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041.