Marilyn J. Pinar

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died January 3rd, 2019

Marilyn Jean Pinar 85, of Escanaba, passed away Thursday evening, January 3, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

She was born in Escanaba on September 15, 1933, daughter of Patrick and Dolly (VanStratton) Miron. She was a life-long resident of Escanaba and graduated from Escanaba High School.

In May of 1954, Marilyn married Joseph Pinar at St. Anthony’s Church in Wells. He preceded her in death December 25, 2001. Together they raised their four children.

She devoted her life to her family. She was known for her famous pasties and loved cooking and canning. Joe and Marilyn always had a big garden and enjoyed tending to it. She loved helping her grandchildren and being with family. She and Joe always enjoyed Friday fish-fry’s and taking Sunday drives prior to his passing.

She was a member of St. Anthony’s Church and was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Anthony’s and St. Thomas Church.

Marilyn most recently resided at West Highland and the residents were a second family to her. She was always involved in the many activities there and enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.

Among survivors are her children, Paul (Robin) Pinar of Wells, Patti (Mike) Bolin of Louisville, KY, Joe (Traci) Pinar and Tony (Stacy) Pinar all of Cornell; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; siblings, Sharon (Jim) Greis and Betty Skonieczny; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Joe; and brother’s Roger and Richard Miron.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10th from 2 – 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 South 13th Street, Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with Rev. Rick Courier officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Anthony’s Church Guild or the Delta County Cancer Alliance. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thank OSF St. Francis Hospital, Christian Park Village and UP Health System – Marquette for the wonderful care Marilyn received.

Entombment will be in Gardens of Rest Mausoleum.

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7 Tributes to “Marilyn J. Pinar”

  1. Hugs and prayers to the whole family. I worked at the Rusty Rail years ago and enjoyed their company on Sunday afternoons along with your dad’s brothers. They were a joy to visit with and made my shift a breeze. such wonderful people!

  2. She was such a wonderful person! She and Joe loved to have fun and I still remember them dancing polkas at the Buck Inn. She and Joe are now dancing in heaven. She was just so likeable. As children, Patti and I could ask her the darndest questions and she would always give us an answer. She willingly chauffered us to town or to the beach and back. I have great memories of her! Take care and know I am thinking of all of you during this very difficult time.

  3. Marilyn was the best neighbor I ever had, always willing to help, took care of my beloved cat when I was recuperating at Bishop Noa for a couple of months. Marilyn would make the best cakes for our birthday celebrations here at West Highland. She will be missed, but I know she is in a good place. My prayers to her family as they cope with her loss.

  4. Tony & Joe and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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