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MARION--Michael Kenneth. Our hearts are broken. With great sadness, we mourn the loss of our beloved Michael, who passed away on December 1, 2020 at age 42 after a heroic struggle. Born and raised in Bethesda, MD, Michael was a graduate of the University of Michigan (BA), the George Washington School of Law (JD with Honors) and the NYU School of Law (LL.M) and was a partner and office practice leader in the Tax Transactions group at Mayer Brown LLP. Beloved by his many friends, colleagues, and extended family, he had a smile that lit up every room he entered. Loving husband of Bobbie Thomas, adoring father of Miles, dear son of Vivien and Lester Marion, devoted brother of Sara (Udi) Kish and uncle to Benjamin, Ari and Sam. His memory will live on in our hearts. Private burial Sunday, December 6. Contributions in Michael's memory may be made to The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) Department of Clinical Immunology - Dr. Cunningham-Rundles. Services by the Hines - Rinaldi Funeral Home, Inc. under Jewish Funeral Practices Committee of Greater Washington Contract.


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Published in New York Times on Dec. 4, 2020.
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December 23, 2020
So very very sorry for your great loss. Peace be with you and your precious ❤ son.
Rosann
December 12, 2020
Very sad to hear news of Michael's passing.
Tom and Marie Blair
Friend
December 9, 2020
Bobbie I am a long time viewer of the Today show I just wanted to tell you how truly sorry I am for the loss of you wonderful husband. I hope he will become you and your families special Angel to watch over and guide you through it all. May he always Rip.Lois Moskow
Lois Moskow
Friend
December 8, 2020
Michael’s Capital Camps family mourns his loss and sends all of our best to his wife, son, Sara, and parents. I remember Mikko and Sara well. May his memory always be for a blessing.
Faye Brenner (Bousel]
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December 8, 2020
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Sean Morrissey
December 8, 2020
Bobbie Thomas, I read your heart breaking Story of the loss of your husband, And I have to reach out to you, I can see your broken heart. As I also loss my husband Dale Bendickson on December 27, 2012 at the age of 51 and I was only 48 years old myself, Dale death was also unexpected..I can feel your pain and understand how your life will never be the same , I understand your feelings completely.. I just want to send my condolences to you and your son. And try & never feel alone as there are many of us that find night time our worst time, of feeling all alone.. I will pray for you everyday and just knowing that in good time you will hopefully understand that God has a greater plan for you and your son. God Bless
Sarah Ann Bendickson
Acquaintance
December 8, 2020
In Loving Memory of Michael Kenneth Marion forever and Ever I do pray... Amen<br />(1978-2020)<br />RIP >¦
Jennifer Frenkil
Acquaintance
December 7, 2020
Dear Bobby, Miles and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I watch Hoda and Jenna and before this show KLG and Hoda and always enjoy your segments. I recall your love story and wedding with Michael, your IVF journey and birth of Miles and Michael's stroke. Although you don't know me, I wanted to express my sympathy and prayers for you and your family.
Theresa
December 7, 2020
What could anyone say at this most difficult time, yet Bobbie I only know you from the Today show along Kathie Lee through you, your husband a wedding at her home, you both have a wonderful son Miles together. I just wanted to reach out to tell you that I hear on Hoda & Jenna about your husband Michael Marion passing. Just cherish the memories that you, your son had with him, keep them close to you and he is looking down on you both. Also, you are surround love, by your family & friends in the coming days. Well know that he is in a good place now. My thoughts, prayers are with you, Miles and your family.
Jenifer Baribault
December 7, 2020
Just heard on the today's show...I dont know you...but everyon needs prayer. God protect the family....Extend your loving arms and touch the deepest hurt....God bless you!
Arlicia Wade
December 6, 2020
Starting back in the summer of '87 or '88 we knew him as Mikko at sleep-away camp. Unquestionably the leader of the bunk, he had a swagger that could not be denied. Michael was every bit as charming when our paths crossed again years later during our studies.

I am saddened to hear of this tragic loss, and will remember Michael fondly as the kid we all looked up to. Sending my deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.
Ronen Landa
Friend
December 6, 2020
Dear Bobbie,
My heart is broken for you and Miles, every moment that Michael shared with you and Miles will last forever because he was such a great father that filled MiIes life with such much happiness and love.
Sending you and Miles much love, You are in my prayers.
Profesora. Flores
Maria S Flores-Mancera
Teacher
December 6, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Maria S Flores-Mancera
Teacher
December 6, 2020
Michael must have been a special person to be loved so deeply by his loving wife and son.
Beverly Stern
December 6, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
James Kilcrease
Friend
December 6, 2020
Dear Bobbie and Miles,

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending so much love to you and Miles. Michael was so lucky to have you both.

Warmly,
Daisy Vivar
Daisy Vivar
Teacher
December 6, 2020
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Jessica Ayromloo
December 6, 2020
Very sorry to hear about Michael. A great guy, liked and respected by all who knew him. Was a privilege to be his colleague and friend. Condolences to Bobbie, Miles and the Marion family.
Sandy Bhogal
Friend
December 6, 2020
I am so sorry for you, your family's loss. Words I know are just not sufficient but sending love, thoughts and prayers.

Bruce Peters
Friend
December 6, 2020
The Israeli section of the Kish family, first met Michael,through son
Udi marrying Michael's sister Sara.
Through the many years passed, we followed Michael's studies and career with great admiration.All signs were pointing to a great career.
His marriage to Bobby and son Miles's birth only added to his development positive path.His illness and suffering caused us great concern and a feeling of helplessnes, not knowing how to assist.
What a waste of such alovely promising young man at the beginning of life when some rewards already knocking at the door.
May his family find comfort by all the love flowing from Autralia, through Israel, to Bethesda.
Eli Kish, on behalf of wife Tamar & daughter Tal
Family
December 5, 2020
Bobbie and Miles,
I’m so very sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

With love ,
Profe Ortiz
Teena Ortiz
Teacher
December 5, 2020
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December 4, 2020
Bobbie, I only know you from the Today show, but I just wanted to reach out and tell you how sorry I am to hear about this. Find a Grief Share class and surround yourself with others that are going through it too - - it will help so much! Praying for your broken heart!
Stephanie Hunziker
Acquaintance
December 4, 2020
I never had the honor of knowing Michael, but I feel like I did from the many years of knowing his wonderful father, Dr. Lester Marion. For 40 years, Lester Marion selflessly took care of my family through many tragic losses as well. And this is indeed, a tragic loss. I’m so very sorry,
Our hearts go out to you and your beautiful family. Michael is a mirror image of his wonderful father and I am certain his heart was as pure. We send you our love and comfort and offer to help in anyway we can. . We would do anything to to be there for you and your family the way that you have always been for ours.
Love, Rainey Foster and Louise Wheeler

Rainey Foster
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December 4, 2020
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December 4, 2020
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December 4, 2020
Our hearts are shattered into a million pieces. We loved Michael, may his memory be a blessing, and were so honored to have been in his life. We will miss his humor, his passion, and his friendship, and we hope that we can find some way to comfort his (and our) beloved Bobbie and Miles in the coming weeks, months and years.

Thank you Lester and Vivien for having given us all such a special human; we cannot fathom your grief.

We will attend the Shiva on Sunday.
Michelle, Gary, Brandon and Mason Borress
Friend
December 3, 2020
My deepest condolences to Bobbie, Miles, Vivien, Lester, Sara, Udi, Benjamin, Ari, and Sam upon the loss of a wonderful person.
Iris
December 3, 2020
A really good, kind hearted person. Young, bright and loving. The kind of person the world needs more of. A great loss. My sincere condolences to Bobbie, Miles, Vivien, Lester, Sara, Udi, Benjamin, Ari, Sam, Bob, Eve and their families.
Iris Steinberg
Family
December 3, 2020
A really good, kind hearted person. Young, bright and loving. The kind of person the world needs more of. A great loss. My sincere condolences to Bobbie, Miles, Vivien, Lester, Sara, Udi, Benjamin, Ari, Sam, Bob, Eve and their families.
Iris Steinberg
Family
December 3, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Michael and the tax team at Mayer Brown from 2010 - 2016. Michael was a very kind and cool attorney to work with. My deepest condolences to his family.
Tiffany Stokes
Coworker
December 3, 2020
A really good, kind hearted person. Young, bright and loving. The kind of person the world needs more of. A great loss. My sincere condolences to Bobbie, Miles, Vivien, Lester, Sara, Udi, Benjamin, Ari, Sam, Bob, Eve and their families.
Iris Steinberg
Family
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