Marjorie E. Renwick

Marjorie E. Renwick, 102, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Wolfel Avenue and Locust Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020, at Elk Haven, after a brief illness.

She was born February 13, 1917, in Erie, daughter of the late Edward and Emma Yonkie Holland.  Marjorie was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart and St. Marys Schools.  She was a retired employee of Sylvania, retiring in 1979, after 26 years of service.

On October 24, 1932, in the Sacred Heart Church, Marjorie married Walter W. Renwick, who preceded her in death on October 7, 1986.

She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Beveridge of St. Marys; a son, Steven J. Renwick and his wife Carol of Middletown, NY; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and by 31 great, great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her step-father, Albert Cheatle; a son, Kenneth J. Renwick on October 17, 1994; a daughter, Helen Renwick Saines on July 16, 2007; and by four grandchildren.  Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Mildred Herzing and Frances Fritz; four step-sisters, Lillian Wilson, Catherine Herbstritt, Callista Hoehn, and Betty Casilio; and by eight step-brothers, Herman, Walter, Vincent, Clarence, Leonard, Albert, Richard, and Vernon Cheatle.  Marjorie was the last member of her immediate family.

Marjorie was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, St. Anne’s Society, and a member of the Catholic Daughter of America for over 50 years.  She was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Sylvania and a volunteer for the Christian Food Bank.  Marjorie had worked in the cafeterias of the Sacred Heart and Queen of the World Schools.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Christian Food Bank, PO Box 1033, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Steven Saines January 31, 2020 at 10:51 pm

Steve, Joanne and family: It still feels sad. Sherri and I send our heartfelt condolences.

Sister Helen February 3, 2020 at 9:35 am

Dear Joanne and all your Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you!
With love always,
from your cousin,
Sister Helen

MAJ David Hillebrand February 4, 2020 at 9:42 am

Steve (Veggie),

Please accept my sincere condolences. Many fond memories of Marg when we were in DuBois. I remember her doing my laundry provided I stay after you on your grades. Hope all is well with you and your family. I speak quite often with Litski. He’s hasen’t changed. I spoke with Steve youg a few years back. He’s remarried and spends his summers in Warren. We need to get the old gang together this summer. I’ll talk to the other two and set things up. I can be reached at 410-939-2483 or on my cell at 443-617-2401. Take care brother.


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