Marilyn S. Chaikin

Marilyn S. Chaikin, 61, of West Pittston passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, peacefully at St. Luke's Hospice, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by her loving family.

Marilyn was born in Pittston and graduated from Pittston Area High School, Class of 1969, and attended LCCC.

She was the broker, owner of MSC Preferred Properties, West Pittston.

Marilyn's passions in life were family and helping others. She made many friends on her walks with her "kids," Mercedes and Benz. She was well known for her beautiful smile, exquisite taste in clothing and hosting many family functions. She was loved and admired deeply for her generous nature and giving spirit. She was an inspiration to many but especially her family. She showed courage and strength beyond human nature during her time of illness and will always be remembered.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Marguerite Preston Hite, and brother, Gerald Hite.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Chaikin; daughter, Nikki (Reggie) and her husband, James Callahan; granddaughters, Nina and Elise Callahan; stepchildren, Shari, Kyle and M. Reed Chaikin; her brothers, Thomas and wife, Patricia Hite, Robert Hite and significant other, Melody Cecare; her sister, Margaret and husband, John Nemic; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank her wonderful caregiver, Lenora Tokar, for her exceptional care over the years.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Township.

Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 9 a.m. Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, William Street, Pittston, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Private interment services will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery, Avoca.

For directions to the funeral home or to expression you condolences to the family of Marilyn, please visit

Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 23, 2013