Greece/Virginia: Thursday January 31, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, Robert K. Lohwater; her daughter, Patricia Ann Lohwater Doser. Survived by 3 children, Michael A. (Nancy) Lohwater of Rochester, NY, Ann Lohwater Niermeyer of Richmond, VA and Robert L. (Dianne) Lohwater of Rochester, NY. Marilyn will be remembered fondly by her many grandchildren, Tiffany, Justin, Tara, Jacob, Jason, Trisha, Mary, Theresa, Matthew and Meaghan. Marilyn was born on October 5, 1923 in Rochester, NY to Lawrence Tarnow and Esther Hahn Tarnow. She attended Charlotte High School and the University of Rochester where she met her husband, Robert Kenneth Lohwater. Marilyn had been a member of the Rochester Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and had held several leadership positions at the Girl Scouts of Western New York Council. She attended Mass daily and loved to play contract bridge and was an avid reader. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass, Saturday February 9, 2013 at 10:30 at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue, Rochester, NY 14616. (No prior calling hours). Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be sent to the charity of your choice.

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  1. I knew Marilyn through AAUW. We belonged to Book Club and for a while, the Schoolmarms. She was supportive of both of these groups as well as the GRAB/AAUW program Women Helping Girls. I also visited her a few times when I was in Richmond to visit my son Stephen and his family. She was a gracious and thoughtful woman and dedicated to her faith. I’ve thought of her often and I will miss her but remember her in my prayers.
    . Bettie Fitzpatrick Lindley

  2. Ann, Robbie, Michael, We were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I wish we would have known of the service so we could have attended. We have many fond memories of your Mother and Father socially and through business many years ago. She was a lovely, spirited woman. May you find comfort in the many memories of her.

  3. Dear Mike, Nancy and Family,

    So sorry for your loss.

    May you always remember
    when the shadows fall
    You do not walk alone.

    May the light of heaven shine on all of you.

    Sharon Clarcq

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