Marc Alan Reshefsky, of Washington, died on July 15. He was 75. Marc was born in Portsmouth, Va., to Joseph and Ina Reshefsky. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia (Phi Epsilon Pi) in 1968, Marc then earned a degree in architecture from Tulane University’s School of Architecture (1975), followed by a master’s degree in architecture and real estate development from Columbia University (1976).
Marc designed and developed many residential and commercial projects nationwide over his 40-plus year career. In the 1980s, Marc took up painting. Inspired by travels with his wife, Irma, Marc’s large-scale paintings were displayed at the Zenith Gallery in a solo exhibition, “A Sense of Place.” In the 1990s Marc’s passion for Italian culture inspired him to design and open Cup’a Cup’a, Washington’s first espresso bar and cafe.
Marc is survived by Irma Winer Reshefsky, his beloved wife and best friend of 48 years; his adored children, Eliza and Alec; and his sister, Sandra A. Gordon. Contributions can be made to The Lewy Body Dementia Association www.lbda.org.