Marian B. Habermann, 85, died September 16, 2013. She was the wife of Rudolph Haber-mann, Jr. of Ormond Beach and the mother of Mr. Kim Q. Haber-mann of Falls Church, VA. Marian was born in Detroit, Michigan June 7, 1928, daughter of Bruce Buchanan and Louise deKraker Buchanan. She grew up in the Magnolia subdivision of Southfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan, completing high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She continued her education at the University of Michigan, earning a BA degree in 1949, majoring in English Literature. She married Rudy July 24, 1949. Marian had part time employment in libraries at the University of Michigan, Falls Church, VA and Ormond Beach, FL. She worked full time for several years in the (classified) Document Library at the GE Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory near Schenectady, NY. Marian moved many times as Rudy's job changed: Schenectady, NY; Syracuse, NY; Bethesda, MD; Ormond Beach, FL; New Canaan, CT; North Palm Beach, FL; Southbridge, MA; Falls Church, VA; Wayne, PA. They returned to Ormond Beach on Rudy's retirement. Singing brought joy to her life: High School chorus, senior choir First Methodist Church, Choral Union in Ann Arbor, MI and choir at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church. Her organizational activities included American Association of University Women in Schenectady and Syracuse, NY; Newcomers Club in McLean, VA, New Canaan, CT, and Chesterbrook, PA; and the Symphony Guild in Daytona Beach. Marian was predeceased by her sister Margaret (Peg) Yates of Alexandria, VA. Surviving relatives include her husband Rudy, son Kim, and her cousins Richard Buchanan of Mount Prospect, IL and Robert Buchanan of Ann Arbor, MI. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11am at Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Rd., Ormond Beach, FL. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Sept. 22, 2013