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Marianne "Mimi" G. (Grajciar) WilsonFebruary 10, 1934 ~ January 18, 2018 (age 83)
Marianne G. Wilson
Age 83, a lifelong resident of Tarentum, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born on February 10, 1934 in Tarentum and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Licko) Grajciar. Marianne "Mimi" was known for her strong and beautiful singing voice that could make anyone within earshot stop and listen. She put her talent to work as an active member of the Lutheran community in Pittsburgh. She was a member and former choir director of St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in New Kensington; sang with the Pittsburgh Lutheran Chorus for 46 years; served on the staff of Campraise, a Lutheran music camp; and participated as a Walther League counsellor and Jr. choir director. Marianne worked on the Election Board for 49 years in 1st Ward 2nd District in Tarentum -- 40 of the years as Election Judge. Marianne also was a member of the Lake Glendale Sailing Club, where she enjoyed sailing and racing over the past 49 years and founded and directed the Jr. Sailing Program. Mimi enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, birdwatching, cheering on her Pittsburgh Steelers and calling her family to spread news faster than fiber optic cables. She is survived by family that loves her fiercely and will carry her with them forever. This includes her husband of 66 years, Robert G. Wilson who resides at Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Oertel Personal Care Home in Cabot, PA ; her daughters, Suzan (Edward) Lehosky of Allegheny Twp., and Sandy Demento of Natrona Heights; her Grandchildren, Scott (Stacy) Lehosky, Jeremy (Jessie) Lehosky, Louis (Kelly) Lehosky, Allison (Jeffrey) Klugh, Stacey (Joachim) Hero and eight great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Ruth “Inky” Vargo. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church, 1001 Knollwood Road, New Kensington. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church and Concordia Lutheran Ministries, Cabot, PA.