Bluffton, SC - Marilyn Kuchinski, 76, of Bluffton, SC, wife of Ron Kuchinski, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at NHC of Bluffton.
Mrs. Kuchinski was born January 13, 1942 in Nanticoke, PA to the late Romaine C. Stewart and Cecelia Czeck Stewart.
After graduating from Newport Township High School in Wanamie, PA, Marilyn attended and graduated from Philadelphia General Hospital Nursing program as registered nurse. She married her high school sweetheart, moved to Vineland, New Jersey. There she spent the next 40 years raising her family and working as a nurse. She began her career in the maternity ward of Newcomb Hospital, then switched to private medical practice nursing, then back to the hospital as a utilization review coordinator - one of the first appointed in the state. She received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Rowan University and spent the last half of her career as a school nurse, finally retiring the Vineland school system.
In her retirement, she enjoyed spending time with friends and family, traveling, attending the Philadelphia Orchestra and spoiling her granddaughters. She continued her service as a board member for the Cumberland County Home Health Aides. In 2008, she and Ron moved to Bluffton, SC where she enjoyed making new friends, playing mah-jongg with her neighbors, and was an active member in the Red Hats. She especially liked that her Red Hat group was very volunteer-oriented, each month serving a different charity or organization in the Bluffton area.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kuchinski is survived by her son, Ron Kuchinski (Kelly) of Marlton, NJ; daughter, Susan Wiercinski (Ed) of Baldwin, MD; brother, Raymond Stewart (Janet) of Mesa, AZ and grandchildren, Kara Kuchinski and Lauren McLais.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Rd, Bluffton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marilyn's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
or a charity of your choice
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published by The Daily Journal on Feb. 2, 2018.