Marlyn (Fisch) TREVINO
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Loving Wife, Mother, Grandma and Sister died peacefully May 15, 2020 at age 88. Marlyn was a lifelong champion and matriarch for her beloved Eastside, where she attended Mechanic Arts High School, and lettered in choir. She was tirelessly devoted to community organizing and served on the Phalen Area Community Council (PACC) and was editor of PACC's Eastsider newspaper for 18 years. Marlyn also served on the board of the Payne-Arcade Business Association, the East Side Neighborhood Development Company, the East Side Arts Council, and the District 5 Planning Council. Marlyn spent many years volunteering for the Harvest Festival, where she expanded the offerings of live music, food and art. Marlyn was honored by the city and her peers with the Elizabeth Clark award for St. Paul neighborhood activism. She believed that if you felt strongly about something, you should make an effort to do something about it. Marlyn married Arthur Trevino in 1950 and they raised 6 children together. The Trevino household was a welcoming atmosphere for friends and relatives; filled with laughter, love and great food. Marlyn and Art played an active role in neighborhood DFL organizing and were true leaders in the community. Norm Colman once said "If Marlyn ran for Mayor, I would drop out of the race." Marlyn was preceded in death by husband, Arthur Trevino; parents, John & Dorothy (Barr) Fisch; and sisters, Theresa Vasquez and Dolores Glaser. She is survived by sisters, Dorothy Struss and Loretta Mordorski; brothers, Richard, John, Kenneth, and Nick; sister-in-law, Ruth Weisner; and by daughters, Catherine (Bob Olson) Axtell, Cynthia (Tom) Lindquist, and Patrice (Ann Yonts); and sons, Stephen, Scott and Brian and friend, Candice Headson Additionally, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the East Side Arts Council, 977 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130.





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Published in Pioneer Press from May 21 to May 24, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
A grand lady entirely! She was a dear wife, mother and friend to many. Deeply committed to St. Paul's eastside. She will be greatly missed.
Jim maurer
Friend
May 22, 2020
Hi, My name is jerry Lendway,and I read the obits everyday. I spotted the name and the face of Marlyn and found out she was the mother of a classmate of mine at Cathedral grade school,Cynthia! I seem to have a memory of names in the past. Just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss and wish you all the best!
Jerry Lendway
Classmate
May 22, 2020
SENT HER OBIT TO MECHANIC ARTS CLASSMATES. SHE GRADUATED 1949
HMCS ROBERT C. CRAMER USNAVY RETIRED
Classmate
May 21, 2020
Rest in peace my dear friend. But who will I do lunch with now? Sue
Susan Vannelli
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