Marcia Arger, AED’s Staff V.P. of Meetings, Conventions, Dies

Fri October 24, 2008 - National Edition

Marcia Arger, staff vice president of Meetings and Conventions, who served AED for nearly 25 years, has passed away.

Arger succumbed to liver cancer on Oct. 18 following a brief 10-day hospitalization. She was 62 years old. She is survived by husband Dan, son Nate, mother Lorraine, four siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.

“There are no words to describe our loss — Marcia was a part of the fabric of this organization and will be dearly missed,” said Toby Mack, CEO and president of AED. “Her warm character, cheerful spirit and deep commitment to her work and our members are going to remembered always. We send our prayers and deepest sympathies for her family at this sorrowful time.”

Meticulous master-planner of AED’s annual meeting, as well as logistics organizer of the association’s executive forum each fall and many other round table, committee and board meetings, Arger also was known as a fun-loving prankster among staff and AED members alike.

The AED staff remember Arger for her compassionate listening, gentle temperament, positive outlook and bubbly laughter.

For donations made in Arger’s memory the family has established the Marcia Arger Memorial Fund within The AED Foundation Legacy Fund.

Checks may be made payable to The AED Foundation and mailed to 615 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523. Please designate that the donation is for Marcia Arger Memorial Fund.

Condolences to the family may be sent to Dan Arger, 538 N. Spring, LaGrange Park, IL 60526.