Marion Rowinski, 92, of Calabash, N.C., died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, March 4, 2019.
Marion was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa., to Lottie and Isadore Grzedzinski. She spent her early life in Plains, Pa., surrounded by a large family of brothers and sisters. Following graduation from Plains High School, she graduated from cosmetology school and worked as a licensed beautician. She then met and married Joseph Rowinski from Lee Park, Pa. He predeceased her in 2006.
Over the course of their 58 year marriage they relocated multiple times and raised a family of four children, Mark Rowinski, PhD, deceased; Nita Rowinski, East Greenbush, N.Y.; Linda Rowinski, Oneonta, N.Y.; and Sharon Rowinski, Murrells Inlet. They were blessed with six grandchildren, Alex VanDeusen, Matt VanDeusen, Bryan VanDeusen, Beth Boland, Katie Danhoff and Jennifer Arruda. Additionally Marion also had two great-grandchildren, Bronson Danhoff and Ellianna Boland.
Marion “Mania” and her husband moved to the Calabash area in 1985. She was determined to enjoy this phase of their lives thoroughly. They initially learned to play golf and would spend a few days a week practicing on local courses. She became a member of the Calabash VFW Ladies Auxiliary, serving at the monthly breakfasts. Marion also became involved in two weekly bowling leagues that she attended faithfully unless she was out of town on a travel adventure.
She was an active member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach, attending services there regularly. She was an avid weekly bingo player at the Calabash VFW and the Elks Club. Whenever she engaged in these activities, she brought her zest and her kindness and concern for others with her, making multiple friends in the local area.
Marion was a passionate traveler which included visiting her children and cruising to the Caribbean. When she was home she enjoyed going to the beach, gardening, reading and shopping. Mania regularly watched NFL football and could hold her own in any discussion about the week’s games, which she shared remotely with her grandsons. Most of all, she enjoyed having family around her and welcomed nieces and nephews to her home whenever they were in the area.
Calling hours were held at Lee Funeral Home in Little River on Saturday, March 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. A Catholic Mass of burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 11.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VFW Calabash Post #7288 or the American Heart Association.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.