"...She may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular material performing today..." 
The New York Times

Marlene VerPlanck


I'm Anita Pollak, Marlene’s Webmaster for 17 years. Through all that time, she has been a dear friend, both to me and to my husband Rick.

It is with great sadness that I share the news that Marlene VerPlanck passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Marlene was a lovely woman with an extraordinary voice and exquisite musical taste. She will be missed by countless fans and friends around the world.

The tribute page is now posted, and it can be viewed here:


I will add new tributes as they come in. Please send your tributes to marlenetribute@gmail.com.

If you wish to make a donation to honor Marlene, checks should be made payable to William Paterson University Foundation Atn: J. Billy Ver Planck Scholarship Fund

and mailed to

Nancy Norville
William Paterson University Foundation
Hobart Manor William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470


Condolences can be sent to Marlene's sister Barbara:

Barbara Marshall
89 Patriots Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950-1130
E-Mail: marlenetribute@gmail.com