Marilyn Eileen Sedlmayer Kushner, 86, of West Newton, PA died Saturday June 29, 2019 at the Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe, PA. She was born June 8, 1933 in Port Vue, PA. Daughter of the late Rudolph and Bertha Alma Jacobs Sedlmayer. Marilyn was a graduate of the McKeesport High School class of 1951. Prior to her retirement, she worked various jobs including secretarial work at Seton Hill University, GC Murphy Company, US Steel and retired from Montgomery Ward as a sales clerk. She was a member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport, PA. She was a Sunday school teacher and also volunteered at HW Good Elementary School. Marilyn enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking. She deeply loved her husband, family and absolutely adored her three daughters. She loved to go on cruises and vacations and was also known to ride roller coasters and motorcycles with her daughters. She played the organ and accordion by ear and absolutely loved playing games. Each weekend, she and her family would go on Sunday rides after church. She was a huge caregiver to her family and in laws. She loved animals and was known to care for strays that would come to her door. She is preceded in death by both parents and her husband of 41 years - Donald A. Kushner. She is survived by three daughters – Sheryle Elizabeth McKenery of Okeechobee, FL, Wendy Ann McGrew and husband Charles of Herminie, PA and Dawn Elizabeth Cozzi and husband Kevin of Mt. Pleasant, PA, 2 step grandchildren – Deborah Kubina and husband John of Perryopolis, PA and Duane McKenery of Portland, OR, three step great grandchildren – Angela Ritz, Amanda Janos and John Kubina III, five step great great grandchildren – Madison Ritz, Mason Ritz, Hayden Janos, Lacey Janos and Brooklyn Kubina, two cousins – Shirley Pikula of Port Vue, PA and Deborah Benitez of Okeechobee, FL and four special friends – John and Karen Grbach and Pat and Andy Zurovcik. Friends will be received from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm on Tuesday July 2, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held on Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 10:30 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery in West Newton, PA. The family would like extend a special thank you too; Dr. Daniel Medic, Dr. Michael Mulock, Dr. Joseph Rossi, Dr. William T. Newman, the RNC team - Becky Wheeler-Burns, Becky Khan Anderson and Susan Lukart, Redstone Highlands PT – Robin Brown and Marilyn’s personal home caregiver and friend Tracie Martini for all of their love and compassionate care they have given their mother over the past few years.
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