Marilyn Schober

Obituary of Marilyn H Schober

Marilyn Helen Schober (nee Stefany) was born December 1, 1925 in Englewood, NJ, and passed away peacefully on January 29, 2020 in Basking Ridge, NJ. She resided at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, NJ. Marilyn grew up in Irvington, NJ, the eldest daughter of Frederick and Helen Stefany. A gifted musician, she studied piano from an early age. She also played the French horn in the Irvington High School band. After high school, she attended the New Jersey College for Women, majoring in music. In 1948, she married Rudy Schober and they enjoyed 64 years of a loving and beautiful marriage. Marilyn and Rudy built a home in Union, NJ, and raised a family of four children, who were the recipients of their love and affection. In addition, Marilyn served in many capacities at First Baptist Church in Union, and joyfully shared God’s word for over forty years as a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary. She was a student and teacher of the Bible, especially during her years in Bible Study Fellowship. She faithfully played piano for gatherings of these organizations and many more, even into her ninth decade. Marilyn and Rudy shared a love for travel which took them to many places in the United States, Europe, and even a special trip to New Zealand and Australia. Their happiest travels were trips that celebrated their love of family. Marilyn is predeceased by her husband Rudy and her brother Rick Stefany. Marilyn is survived by her four devoted children and their spouses, Ron (Nadine) Schober, Mark (Bonnie) Schober, Kathy (Rick) Oliver, and Carol (Fritz) Policelli, as well as nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Marilyn is also survived by her brothers Bob Stefany and Jack Stefany. The visitation will be on Friday, January 31st from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home at 101 South Finley Avenue in Basking Ridge, NJ. Please visit their website for more information or to leave an online condolence for the family. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 1st, at 10:00 am at the First Baptist Church, 525 Thoreau Terrace (and Colonial Avenue), Union, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Marilyn requested that memorial contributions be made to The Gideons International, which places Bibles in hotels, hospitals, prisons, and other locations. The Gideons International PO Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800 https://www.gideons.org/donate
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Friday
31
January

Visitation

4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, January 31, 2020
Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home
101 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
1
February

Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, February 1, 2020
First Baptist Church
525 Thoreau Terrace
Union, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
1
February

Burial

11:00 am - 11:15 am
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Hollywood Memorial Park Cemetery
1500 Stuyvesant Ave
Union, New Jersey, United States
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