Obituary : Marilyn L. Swolinzky
Marilyn Lois (Mooy) Swolinzky died on June 24. Marilyn was born in Bradley Beach, N.J., in 1929, and spent her youth there. She met and married her life-long love, Albie, and raised wonderful and gorgeous daughters, Wendy and Jamie, there.
Over the years, Marilyn did many things helping Albie and the girls, however, she came to enjoy golf and made it a hobby she gladly shared with Albie. She and Albie saw to it that the girls grew to become extraordinary ladies and independent women.
When the girls set out on their own, Marilyn and Albie were once again newlyweds and ventured to the Ocean Reef community in Key Largo, Fla. Here, they became darlings of the area with infectious good humor and total joy of life. They became great friends with many residents of the area and were trusted companions, especially with many of the elders. And, they played some great golf.
They were so excited to share their lives with their two new heroes, grandchildren Whitney and Spencer. These were two new loves that brought sparkle to their eyes in any conversation that allowed them to brag on their new charmers. This great fairy tale didn't end when Albie finished his journey in this world - Marilyn was prepared.
She then moved to Golf Hammock in Sebring, Fla., and didn't skip a beat in making new friends, entertaining long-time buddies, and enjoying a whole new world of golf nuts. She became even closer with her beloved Spencer as she spent much time helping raise him as darling Jamie made her valiant fight. Marilyn and Jamie shared joy and love especially over Spencer until Jamie finished her journey in this world - Marilyn was now more prepared.
She moved to Waterman Village in Mt. Dora, Fla., made many new friends, and shared great moments with long-time buddies. She got great joy from new closeness now shared with darling Wendy. The last years were mostly spent bragging on the joys of Whitney's brilliance and beauty, and Spencer's talent and handsome features. And always, she bragged of the handmade dollhouse Albie had built for their children. In her last days, Marilyn pulled out her book and provided all the instructions. Marilyn was prepared. Her family lets her go now, but we're still not prepared for her journey to end.