Marilyn Faye PAVUK
PAVUK Marilyn Faye Marilyn Faye Pavuk, beloved of the Lord, was called home to meet her Savior face to face on Friday, July 13, 2012, after a four year battle with cancer. She was born on February 16, 1951, to Joseph and Phyllis (Ries) Gracyk in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Start High School in 1969. Marilyn worked at Owens-Illinois in Toledo, retiring in 2007 after 35 years. Marilyn deeply loved and was very proud of her daughters and their husbands. She eagerly anticipated the upcoming birth of her first grandchild. She also loved sunny beaches, spending family vacations from Traverse City to Florida, and especially Bay Point in Marblehead, Ohio. Her passion was sharing the joy she found in Jesus with anyone who crossed her path. She crocheted numerous afghans, baby blankets, hats, and scarves for her wide circle of family and friends, and created cherished cross-stitch Scripture pieces. She will be remembered for her gentle and compassionate spirit. She was an inspiration to and deeply loved by her family and many friends. Marilyn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Edward; daughters, Sandra (Brian) Schick, Stephanie (Tony) Ferrara; her sister, Shirley Mauder, and her brother, Jim (Tina) Gracyk, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Sandra, and her brother-in-law, Thomas Mauder. The family wishes to thank Dr. Shaikh and the nurses at the Toledo Clinic, and Dr. Kielhorn and the nurses at Flower Hospital/Hickman Radiology for their care, concern, and many kindnesses. Memorials in Marilyn's honor may be given in Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Compassion International. Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday July 17, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 106 W. Plumer St., Toledo at 10 a.m. Wednesday July 18, 2012, with Pastor Douglas Haryu presiding. Interment will follow at Union Hill Cemetery in Bowling Green. To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit

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Ed, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
Kevin and Cathy Fifer
July 20, 2012
Shirley,Jim, and family. Our deepest sympathy is with you in this time of sorrow. I was unaware of Marilyn's passing as I was in the hospital and did not see the paper for over a week. My prayers and love are with you all.
Jerry and JoAnn Gracyk
July 18, 2012
Marilyn was THE nicest, kindest,most Christlike person I have ever had the pleasure to meet.Heaven's gain & earth's loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.
Julie McCarthy
July 18, 2012
Ed, So sorry for your families loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

John & Susanna Hrosko
John Hrosko
July 17, 2012
I had the good fortune to have met Marilyn many years ago during the high school years. Her kind smile and pleasantness will be remembered always. My condolences to all the family, especially my good friend Jim.
Derek Duckworth
July 17, 2012
Marilyn's faith was unwavering as she modeled Christlike living. May her family be comforted by their vast memories of her devoted love as they live in the hope of seeing her again in her Lord & Savior's eternal presence.
Cathy Lauterhahn
July 17, 2012
To Marilyn's Beautiful Family: On behalf of Marilyn's co-workers at O-I. You are in our thoughts & prayers. Marilyn displayed pure Christianity and was probably the most humble, kindness, faithful and compassionate person I have ever met. Marilyn was a member of our O-I Bible Study Group. It truly has been a void at O-I since her absence a few years ago. Her smile and encouraging spirit has earned her life eternal. Be comforted in knowing that to be absent from this body is to be present with our Lord. Her legacy lives on in the lives she has touched, especially mine.
Jackie Gaston
July 17, 2012
Marilyn was the real deal. I thank God for her friendship and shining example of what it means to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength. Today from eternity she would tell us that serving the Lord is all worth it. I will miss you dear friend and prayer partner.
Kay Newsom
July 17, 2012
Marilyn was an angel who was always so sweet, caring and thought of everyone else first! She was a true blessing to Bethlehem and will be greatly missed.
Pam Silva
July 16, 2012
I met Marilyn on my first day at Start High School. I was scared because I was new there as a sophmore. I'll never forget her kindness and how pretty she was. She was wonderful.

My deepest sympathies to the Pavuk and Graczyk families.
Patty Brogan Sorge
July 16, 2012
Marilyn and Ed, You are such an inspiration to me in Sunday School.
I will take through life the lessons the Holy Spirt has touched me with through you. I look forward to the day I will be able to talk with Marilyn again. Thank you Jesus for making this all possible.
Bob LaHote
July 16, 2012
Marilyn was a very special person, we are going to miss her. If we could all be as strong in our faith as Marilyn the world would be a better place.

Reg&Jenny Behlmer, Rossford,Ohio
July 16, 2012
Marilyn was someone who genuinely loved her Lord. So, we can't think of a greater gift to her than to be in His presence. We remember her as an attractive, upbeat person. God bless her memory, and her family.
Pastor Mark & Lynn Wilms
July 16, 2012
Ed and girls, Your mother was always so wonderful to me. After we lost Robert, even though she had her own trials, She always made it a point to have kind words and love for me. She was the best friend anyone could have. I know I will miss her smiling face. Brian, she's probably with uncle Rob now, They will watch over all of us
Debbie Zuchowski
July 16, 2012
She could light up a room (and everyone in it) with just a smile. Truly a wonderful person, who will always be remembered. And may the memories she left, provide comfort and strength to the hearts and lives she touched.
Len Ferrara
July 16, 2012
I was so sorry to learn of Marilyn's passing - may God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow. I worked with Marilyn at O-I and will always remember her kindness and wonderful attitude.
Doris Berta
July 16, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Vicki Friess
July 16, 2012
I can't believe she has left us. I guess I thought her incredible faith and spirit would be here with us forever...but it will be our hearts and our prayers. I miss you already.
Brenda Taylor
July 16, 2012
Her faith and positive attitude were inspiring! She was a true Gem! We will miss you Marilyn!
Jenny Eckel
July 16, 2012
My deepest sympathy to Ed and his family. My loving sister will be so missed. She was and always will be an inspiration
to all who knew her.
Shirley J. Mauder
July 16, 2012
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Marilyn. I worked with her a few years at O-I and could not have met a more wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.
Nancy Fust
July 16, 2012
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