Marilyn J. Heeder



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Marilyn J. Heeder   Rochester:  Beloved aunt, cousin and friend, passed peacefully in her sleep on Christmas morning at the age of 96.  She is predeceased by her parents, John and Bessie Heeder; her 4 sisters; 2 brothers.  She is survived by generations of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marilyn had a long career as a Librarian at Eastman Kodak Company.  During her career and after retiring she kept active at her church and was a proud member of the VFW auxiliary, Beta Sigma Phi sorority and the Rochester Federation of Women’s Club for over fifty years until her death.  She contributed much to fund raising for the Susan B. Anthony House. Early years saw Marilyn bowling, golfing and world traveling.  Later in life she enjoyed playing bridge, sewing dolls, knitting, chocheting, sewing plastic canvas and was an avid reader.  She lovingly crafted handmade gifts and charity items.  Marilyn loved playing bingo with her great-great nephew, Jared Bertsch. Loved by all, Marilyn was truly a benevolent woman who will be greatly missed by many. We love you. Her Memorial Service will be planned in the Spring. For more information, to view Marilyn’s online guestbook, please visit


  1. Karen Dotson on January 3, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Karen A. Dotson, Past Dept. President, VFW Auxiliary, Department of NY – Marilyn will be missed by all her Auxiliary friends within District 8 of the VFW Auxiliary. Thank you for your years of friendship; I will miss you.

  2. Lucille Monti on January 3, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    The Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi has fond memories of time spent at socials with Marilyn. Prayers of peace to her family. Lucille Monti – President of Rho Master.

  3. Deborah Neitzel on January 4, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Debbie Neitzel We love and miss you.

  4. Tracy Briar Hancock on January 4, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Loving memories Aunt Marilyn. Forever in our hearts.

  5. Marjorie L. Wallace on January 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    My husband and I met Marilyn at Sunday Evening Club at the former Brick Church, now DUPC, in 1957. We were active in the group until our marriage in 1959. We have exchanged Christmas cards yearly for many decades. Marilyn had beautiful handwriting which never changed. We enjoyed keeping in touch with her if only yearly. She led a long and very productive life. Ted and Marjorie Wallace

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