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Friday October 4th, 2019
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Friday October 4th, 2019

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Marlene Baker

Coventry Twp. – Marlene Baker, 81, went home to be with the Lord on September 28, 2019. Born in Akron, Ohio on October 13, 1937 to Ralph and Vera Bulgrin, Marlene was a lifelong resident of Coventry Twp., where she retired as a Teacher with the Coventry Local School District after 25 years of service. Marlene was a prayer warrior for the many ministries that were dear to her heart. Marlene, an avid gardener, loved to spend time cultivating relationships new and old with children, grandchildren, family members and anyone she met.   

Marlene was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Ted Bulgrin. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, the love of her life, David; her beloved children, Ken (Deanna) Baker, Paul (Audrey) Baker, Chris (Tim) Taich, Kathleen (Fred) Murlless, Mary (Ron) Ostrow, and Todd Baker; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as the many others  who called her mother and grandmother; brother, Howard (Sharon) Bulgrin; sister, Linda (Bill) Breitenbach; sisters-in-law, Carol and Betty.

The Family will receive friends at Community Church of Portage Lakes, 3260 Cormany Rd, Akron on Friday October 4, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm; where a celebration of life service will begin at 7p.m. Private burial at the convenience of the family. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Nail Print Ministries, c/o Stow Glen, 4285 Kent Rd., Stow, OH 44224 in memory of Marlene.

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Mrs Baker was such a kind a wonderful woman. Always welcoming to any group of rowdy teenagers that happened thru her home. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Karen Stutler Lynden Oct 4 2019 12:00 AM

A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on October 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Bob and Patricia Ostrow on October 3, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on October 3, 2019

Sending prayers of comfort to all that love Marlene. Mary Bowins

Expression of Sympathy Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Baker

Terry & Sunda Papp Oct 3 2019 12:00 AM

A MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was ordered on October 2, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

Todd so sorry for your loss. Your mom is in a better place.

Linda poulson Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers from this end are being sent your way.
Wishing peace and love to all your family and friends.
May God bless her loving spirit.

Ann baron (Ostrow) Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

Paul and Audrey, What a wonderful mother and teacher. So sorry for your loss. She will surely be missed by many.

Linda Boyle Oct 2 2019 12:00 AM

I knew Marlene best before she was a teacher and a wife. She was just my cousin then out at "the Lakes". I shared her family with her and grew to love them all so much. Her father Ralph and mother Vera were my second family in the summer months. Dave and Teddy were her older brothers and Howard and Linda and I were about my same age. We all had so much fun together feeding the rabbits or tending to their garden. Marlene was such a sweet and wonderful woman and a joy to be around. After she married Dave I would see them at picnics or at The Bulgrin Reunions that happen regularly. They would occasionally invite me to their home if I was up in Ohio to visit. I know she will be missed by all those who knew her and loved her. She was a joy and a pleasure to be around. Rest now, Marlene. You work is over. You have touched us all.
Edwin "Lil Eddie" Bulgrin

Edwin Bulgrin Oct 1 2019 12:00 AM

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