Myra “Mikey” Merovitch Steinberg was born in New York, New York on March 8, 1941. She passed away at Seven Acres Retirement Home on August 22, 2019 following an extended convalescence from a stroke in 2016. Myra was proceeded in death by her first husband, Irv Merovitch and her second husband, Ben Steinberg.
Myra is survived by her three children, two daughter-in-laws, and seven grandchildren: daughter, Randi Mermelstein and her daughter, Jordan; son, Scott Merovitch and his wife, Sandra Crittenden, and their children, Zachary and Morgan; and son, Sean Merovitch and his wife, Lisa, and his sons, Patrick, Brandon, Sam, And Daughter Ying “Anna”. She is also survived by stepchildren Patti and Craig Steinberg and grandson,Jacob, as well as by her brother, Ken Jacowsky and his wife, Lois, along with two nieces and their children in Arizona.
After many years as a devoted wife and mother, Myra began a 25 year career at Neiman Marcus in the Houston Galleria, of which she retired in 2012. This was much more than just a job to her it was a lifestyle that helped her to form a new identity, it would give her the nickname “Mikey” along with a sense of purpose after the death of her first husband. She spent many happy hours helping others to improve their look while making countless friends. Mikey was also an animal lover. She rescued multiple dogs over the years, many of whom were featured in the Neiman Marcus/SPCA window during Holiday time.
Mikey was a proud mother and grandmother, she loved her children and her grandchildren with all of her heart. She enjoyed telling stories to the family about the diverse and sometimes famous people who would shop at Neiman’s with her and she enjoyed telling her customers all about her family. Her personality was big and she was not afraid to tell you what she thought. She was funny and loud and typically in the middle of the mess if not the reason for it.