Marilyn Jean Pinar

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

She was born in Escanaba on Sept. 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 Dec. 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 fries 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 brothers, Roger and Richard Miron.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., 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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