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Marjorie J. Ekin

May 20, 1932 — September 27, 2021

Marjorie J. Ekin, age 89, of Gibsonia, formerly of White Oak, peacefully passed on Monday, September 27, 2021. She was born in New Castle on May 20, 1932 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie Derr.

She was a member of the Eastern Star and member of Sampson Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. Marjorie loved all Pittsburgh sports, baking, and knitting afghans for the Salvation Army. Every year for 30 years she knitted 5 afghans for Christmas Salvation Army gifts. Mostly, she loved spending time with her family, especially in the water.

She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Stewart Ekin of Gibsonia; sons, Albert (Darlene) Ekin of Vacaville, California; Stewart (Terri) Ekin of Painesville, Ohio; and daughter, Diane Yenerall of Allison Park; 9 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and sister, Dolores (John) Bales of North Huntingdon; she is preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Charles Derr.

Family and Friends will gather on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be held 12:30 pm at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Burial in Peace Lutheran Cemetery.

The family and our team members appreciate that all visitors follow safety guidelines including wearing of masks and social distancing. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. The family also wants everyone to know that they completely understand if anyone is not comfortable with visiting and paying respects during the pandemic.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be sent to Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc.

1665 Lincoln Way, McKeesport, PA 15131

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