Marilyn Horton, 73, of Rochester, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Marilyn was born on April 8, 1948, to Vernon and Doris Swartz of Breesport, NY. She was welcomed into heaven by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Swartz and Lori (Horton) Burlingame, and dear friend, Bev Hern.
She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 53 years, John Horton; two daughters, Jennifer (Michael) Palcich of Flower Mound, TX and Amy Horton of Rochester; beloved granddaughters, Kathryn and Sydney Palcich; brother, Ronald Swartz of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law James (Suzanne) Horton of Mt. Juliet, TN; sisters-in-law, Christine (Ed) Stockum and Sarah Hatfield, both of NJ; two nieces, Tammy (Dale) Aldrich of Winter Park, FL; Patricia (Jason) Peters of Lowman; two nephews, Greg (Sharon) Swartz of Elmira Heights; and Jeff Swartz of Orlando, FL; and many grandnieces & grandnephews.
Marilyn was a graduate of Horseheads High School ('66) and Elmira Business Institute. She was employed by the Greece Central School District at Autumn Lane Elementary School for more than 28 years. She also operated her own catering business for many years. She loved to cook for family and friends and was known for her delicious potato salad. Marilyn and John were fortunate to travel extensively with family and friends throughout the US and the Caribbean islands.
Visitation will be Friday, October 22 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday, October 23 from 10:00-11:00 am at Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Lane Rochester, NY. A Celebration of Life will follow at 11:00 am. Interment will be at 11:00am Monday, October 25th in Maple Grove cemetery, Horseheads, NY.
The family asks that you give consideration to making donations in Marilyn's name to your local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
Beverly and Jack Bartlett wrote on Oct 25, 2021:
"Jennifer and family?.
We were shocked and saddened to hear of your beautiful mom?s passing.
We remember a wonderful time we had with your family and the Hutchinsons at the Jersey shore?.fond memories. I also remember her friendly face when we went to the office at Autumn Lane. She had such a calming presence and always with a smile.
We are so sorry for your family?.and pray that our loving God holds you in his arms and comforts you?
Beverly and Jack Bartlett"
Eller Ross wrote on Oct 20, 2021:
"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this very difficult time. John you and the girls were blessed to have her in your life she truly was one of the kindness people I have ever been fortunate to know. Her memory will be one of love and kindness"
Shari Mitchell Root wrote on Oct 19, 2021:
"John and family, So sorry for your loss. I remember when Marilyn babysat me when we were kids. She always made it fun. Our moms were friends.
Shari Mitchell Root"
Annette Mondschein wrote on Oct 17, 2021:
"John, Jen, Amy & Family:
My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with you. Marilyn and I worked together at Autumn Lane's Main Office and became dear friends. I treasure the memories we made over the years and the last time we visited catching up on each other's lives. May wonderful memories help you through this difficult time.
Claire Kirchmaier wrote on Oct 17, 2021:
"I was so sorry to see that Marilyn had passed away. I worked summer school with Marilyn for several years for Greece Central Schools at Autumn Lane years ago. Marilyn was always wonderful with the children. She was creative, caring, and I always looked forward to working with her. I offer sincere condolences for your loss.
Carol wrote on Oct 15, 2021:
"John and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of Marilyn. May the memories of her and gods blessings bring you comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely, Carol and Richard"
Cynthia Foy wrote on Oct 15, 2021:
"John, Kevin & I are so very sorry for your loss. I remember the times we met at Wegmans. Marilyn always had a beautiful smile ??"