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Of Olympia, WA, passed away on December 22, 2012 at Providence Hospital.
Born in Mountain Grove, MO in 1943, he joined the U.S. Army in 1961. He met his wife and life partner of 50 years, Sigrid Schiller, while stationed in Berlin. He served as a medic in Vietnam and became one of the Army's first physician's assistants in the mid-1970s. Marion retired as a chief warrant officer after 23 years and served his patients at the VA hospital in Canandaigua, NY, Parkridge Medical Group and Planned Parenthood in the Rochester, NY area, locally at Kaiser Permanente and Holy Cross Hospital and at the VA hospital in American Lake, WA for three decades more.
Marion is survived by Sigrid, sons Tom of Olympia and Chris (Lisa) of Kensington, MD and grandchildren Matthew, Benjamin, Emma and Lila.
Interment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 30, 2012
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