Jean Myrna Arin, known affectionately as Jeannie, passed away on May 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the age of eighty. She was born September 3, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts to Isidore and Sarah Flicop.
A graduate of Fitchburg State University with a Master's in Special Education, Jeannie was an educator, administrator and advocate for students with special needs her entire life. She loved and worked for the Jewish community in both Lexington, Massachusetts and in her adopted home of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jeannie loved to be on stage and sing. She will be fondly remembered for singing from her large repertoire of Yiddish songs. She adored teaching Yiddish and Jewish History classes. She is survived by her children Imanuel, Naomi and Deborah, grandchildren Noah and Hannah Arin, Hilary, Isabella and Eric Platt, and Lilah Todd. She is also survived by her sisters Norma Artman and Mindy Silver. She is predeceased by her husband and love of her life Lou Arin and brother Joseph Flicop. She has left a hole in the hearts of her entire family and she will be dearly missed.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. at Temple Sinai, 9001 Hillpointe Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89134. A graveside service will follow at 1:30 P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1500 N. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89101.
Memorial donations can be made to the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 8689 W. Sahara Drive, #180, Las Vegas, NV 89117.