Eileen Marcia Hacker was born on October 27, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on November 4, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky following a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edith and Max Raffin and her sister, Rivian Greenberg. Eileen is survived by her husband, Richard Hacker to whom she was married for 39 years. Her surviving son Gregory Mirkin and his wife Gretchen, reside in Baltimore, Maryland. Richard’s son, Brad W. Hacker, resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
She had a very special place in her heart for her two grandsons, Jack W. Hacker and Ryan R. Hacker who reside in Nashville, TN with their mother Beki Kazanofski and their step father, Paulie. Eileen dedicated a lot of time and effort to having a loving relationship with the two boys. She engaged them by holding “Nana’s Camp” which consisted of multiple days with Nana Eileen and Papa Ritchie and included trips to New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Ohio and a special tour of the Pentagon and many other activities.
Eileen arrived in Louisville in August of 1979. She is a member of the Temple and a member of the National Council of Jewish Women. She has participated and supported the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. She worked in the Banking and Credit Union Industry, the Clothing industry and for the American Hospital Association. She volunteered for 12 years with Meals on Wheels. She was a partner in the start up of the Woman’s Boutique, “Rodeo Drive” and worked there until she retired.
While Eileen was a child in Chicago, a gang of 10 young girls became very close friends. They did everything together. Interesting enough, 65 years later, those not so young women are still friends and communicate rather frequently. This was a trait of Eileen’s, she had the ability of make friends and retained those relationships over time even though they were separated my many miles.
A special memorial service honoring her life will be held at The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Temple.
Urn placement in The Temple Cemetery, Columbarium – Space #60