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April 28, 2013
Dearest Kay

Deep within my heart will always be the sweetest memories of the times I was privileged to spend with you and Paul. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at Paul's passing.

Paul has surely left a legacy worthy of his dedication--not only to music but for the people he coached, taught and encouraged--, his strength of character and faith, and his commitment to family and community. He was a thoughtful and appreciated friend and mentor.

I'm sure has has enriched many lives as much as he did mine. I know that just as we miss his presence amongst us, we will continue to celebrate his mighty spirit.

Love to you, Margot and Mark,
April 11, 2013
Dear Kay,
Mary and I are saddened to learn only today (April 11) of Paul's death. We share such fond memories of times together at Union, and, of course at Champaign where he and Mary shared in the music ministry at the Baptist Church. Paul was marked as a man of "class". His gracious manner and physical bearing set him apart in very special ways. It was a pleasure to visit with both of you at the Gala Celebration for Marilyn Mason several years ago.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Morgan and Mary
March 22, 2013
We had Paul and his "secretary" Kay for a long time since 1969 for our State Farm Agent, when we moved into Toledo area! We missed them when retirement came around! Sad to read of his passing. Sincere sympathy to his family.
March 19, 2013
What a wonderful musician and human being! Many a happy Christmas it was, singing some wonderful piece of music with the St. Michael's church choir. Mr. Marion will be sorely missed by us on earth but oh, what a songfest they are having in heaven!
March 18, 2013
To Kay and family of Paul I too extend my sincerest condolences. Paul is remembered as a fine agent and a wonderful partner to Kay.
March 18, 2013
My thoughts are with you all. There are not enough words to describe this kind, caring soul. He was one of those rare people that actually listened, making me feel important to him. I treasure those memories.
March 17, 2013
Dearest Kay & Family,
Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your beloved Paul. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

I would never have been introduced to State Farm had it not been for Paul. For that my family is forever grateful.

Kay, I love Paul and you.
March 17, 2013
To the Family of Paul Marion and St. Michael's In-The-Hills Episcopal Church:

I extend my sincere condolences for the passing of Paul Marion.

The featured and addtional obituaries in THE BLADE are so accurate of my memory of Mr. Marion. I also did not know of his extensive and very impressive backround.

St. Michael's was very blessed to have Paul as its Choirmaster. He could do the job at any Church in the World.

If one stop by the Church besides Sunday, Paul would be playing the Organ.

I am extremely grateful to him for his model of love to music for God and people. Paul was very patient with me for the Music I requested for my Mom and Dad's Memorials.

May God bless Paul Marion in eternal comfort.


Jim Muhn
March 17, 2013
Paul was our neighbor and dear family friend for over thirty years. His kind gentle sense of humor will always be remembered fondly. Many wonderful memories. Love to Kay and family.
March 17, 2013
I have wonderful memories of Paul while I was curate at St. Michael's in the early 1990's. Prayers and blesings,Kay to you and your family.
March 17, 2013
Paul Marion was organist and choir director at St Michaels in the Hills, Toledo during my time as curate in that parish. This morning by coincidence (?) the choir at Christ Church, Oberlin sang Duruflé's setting of 'Ubi Caritas' which was the communion anthem at my ordination to the priesthood 27 years ago. Mr. Marion conducted the choir then and I was moved to tears in 1986 by this music and moved to tears again today remembering a man who, in all his God given uniqueness, understood the gift and power of music. Thanks be to God and thanks be to Paul Marion. "Pie Jesu Requeim, dona eis requiem, sempiternam requiem. Gentle Jesus grant him eternal rest.
March 17, 2013
Paul Marion was the epitome of the classic gentleman. He will always be remembered by us as an absolutely wonderful man. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Doug and Elena Bradford
March 16, 2013
Mr. Marion was a wonderful friend to everyone in my family. I wish I could be as kind, gentle and sincere as he was. I always admired him.

Around 1973 he caught me riding my bike down the middle of Monroe street. He stopped his car and called me over to discuss my dangerous behavior. That night he showed up at my house to discuss it further with me and my dad. He skillfully did it in a humurous way that forever captured my attention and who knows maybe saved my life. He later joked he was just concerned about raising my insurance rates but I knew he simply and genuinely cared about people.

May you find comfort knowing he gracefully enriched many lives.
March 16, 2013
I had no idea he was a musician. I only knew him as a trustworthy, helpful and kind insurance agent. He helped me through a teenager who was a bit of a trial! Good man.
March 16, 2013
Dear Friends, I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Paul. He was a dear friend and a pipe organ colleague. May God comfort you in your loss. Those that we love die only if we forget them. With Sympathy, Marillyn Mason
March 16, 2013

Our sincere sympathy on Paul's death. He was a wonderful man!

Jean and Norbert Mills
March 16, 2013
Dear Kay, Margot, and Marc: thinking of you at this sad and trying time. I will miss your dad's wonderful phone calls and hearing that wonderful, rich voice. Much love to you all and the peace that passes all understanding. Love, Katrina Jarman
March 16, 2013

I am very sorry to learn of the passing of your father. Obviously he was a very talented, compassionate and giving person who had a long life. Not to mention a man who continued a successful career well past an age when most have retired. I remember how proud you were to be able to use his driver, when in high school we golfed together at Riverby Hills. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Feel free to call or drop me an email when you have a moment.

Most sincerely,

Mike Medlen
March 16, 2013

I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your father. It was comforting to read how active he was as a very talented and giving organist, not to mention continuing a successful career well past an age when most others retire. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If you have a moment anytime, give me a call - 248-444-9781.

Most sincerely,

Mike Medlen
March 16, 2013
I had the pleasure of delivering mail to Mr. Marion's office in the Ottawa Hills Shopping Center for many years. It was always a pleasure to see his smiling face and listen to his kind words. God Bless Mr. Marion and his family at this trying time.
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