Marcia L. Varabkanich (nee Klein), 72, a long time resident of Brunswick, passed away on August 1, 2019 at Southwest General Medical Center with her family by her side.
She was born to the late Simon and Lila (Zimdars) Klein on September 29, 1946, in Cleveland, OH. Marcia graduated from Valley Forge High School in 1964, married in 1965, and worked at several jobs over her lifetime, including the Federal Reserve Bank, For Kids Only, and B&B Bindery. Marcia’s most rewarding job was that of stay-at-home mother where she worked diligently at raising her family.
Marcia was quiet and thoughtful. She never missed a comment that might lead to a holiday or birthday gift idea, no matter how small. She loved vegetable and flower gardening, as well as sewing and crafting, and was a prolific reader and crossword puzzler. She also gave untold hours to her childrens’ activities; countless baseball, football, softball, and wrestling teams were the benefactors of her time as a parent volunteer.
Marcia is survived by Joe, her devoted husband of 54 years, three children, Joe (Andrea) of Dayton, OH, Janeen McGuire (Brook Johnson), of Brunswick, and Brian (Sybil) of Blissfield, MI., and six loving grandchildren who were the pride and joy of her life, Matthew and Megan Varabkanich, Andrew and Margaret McGuire, and Casey and David Varabkanich. She is also survived by her brother Gary Klein of Oxnard, CA, brother-in-law Steve Varabkanich and sister-in-law Judy Mucha. Marcia was preceded in death by her good friend and former sister-in-law, Bunny Varabkanich. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Marcia will be deeply missed.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 17th, at Diamond Event Center, 1480 Pearl Rd, Brunswick from 11:00am until 12:00pm, with a memorial service immediately following.