Marilyn Joyce Tolnitch
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Marilyn Joyce Tolnitch
  • January 30, 1931 - January 21, 2018
  • Dayton, Ohio

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Marilyn Tolnitch (born Marilyn Floridis in 1931), has passed with courage and grace from this earth on January 20, 2017. She bravely fought pancreatic cancer with a strength of spirit that will not be forgotten. She will be greatly missed by her surviving children, Lisa Tolnitch, Amy Tolnitch, George Tolnitch, her granddaughter, Styrling Rohr, along with many family and friends. Predeceasing her is her husband of 49 years, Harold Tolnitch, with whom she is now reunited.

Marilyn graduated from Oakwood High School, and attended both Depauw University and University of Michigan, specializing in voice. A talented soprano, she appeared in many shows and musical presentations. Until recent events interceded, she continued voice lessons. While in college, she also became involved in journalism, and eventually had her own column in the Dayton Daily News, entitled "Over The Teacups". She gave up that career to focus on her children, a fact for which they are immensely grateful.

Marilyn loved Dayton, and was a loyal patron of the Dayton Philharmonic, the Dayton Art Institute, and the Dayton Women's Club, among others. Due to her Greek father, one of her favorite things was to attend the annual Greek festival.

Services to celebrate Marilyn's life will be held at Tobias Funeral Home 5471 Far Hills Ave. on Friday, January 26th, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with funeral services at St. George's Episcopal Church Saturday, January 27th, at 11:00 a.m. Following the burial will be a reception at the Dayton Women's Club from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Memorial Contributions in Marilyn's name may be directed to; St. George Episcopal Church, 5520 Far Hills Ave. Online condolences may be sent to: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com