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Marilyn A. Mars

Obituary for Marilyn A. Mars

September 18, 1931 - June 8, 2020
Lakewood, Ohio | Age 88

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Marilyn Ann Mars, 88, of Lakewood, Ohio, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020, in the presence of her family members. She was born to the late Shekib and Annie Rassie, September 18, 1931, in Brooklyn, NY. Marilyn graduated from St. Augustine's High School in 1949, and earned a B.A. in business education from Ohio University in 1954. She taught in the business department at Brooklyn High School, in Cleveland, and after that was a substitute teacher at Lakewood High School. She embraced the community of Lakewood and all that it had to offer, living her life there.

Marilyn is survived by four children: Matt (Maria) Mars, of Rocky River, Melissa Eisel, of Lakewood, Chris (Elizabeth) Mars, of Denver, and Megan (Michael) Richards, of Fairview Park. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Robert Rassie, Jackie Discenza, Catherine Rassie, and Joanne Rassie.

Marilyn had boundless energy and a pioneering spirit, learning to ski in the 1950s, as well as traveling to Europe and even buying an MG sports car, during the same era. She was an avid tennis player, skier, swimmer, and bridge player, and possessed a witty sense of humor. She was also a food enthusiast and she could often be spotted at a local restaurant, a food tasting, her favorite restaurant (Chez Francois), or even picking berries out in the country. She had a love for theater and enjoyed volunteering as an usher for Playhouse Square and organizing yearly trips to NYC with lady friends for a weekend filled with Broadway. During her retirement years she traveled the world extensively, whether it be with her sisters or friends and always looked forward to her next trip. She passed on her joie de vivre to her children and grandchildren, whether it was swimming at the pool, taking them skiing, or traveling. Marilyn truly lived life to the fullest and was always ready for another "adventure."

The viewing ceremony will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park from 3pm-7pm. 440-333-9774

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