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Marilyn Serraino
Marilyn Serraino

Marilyn Serraino

October 6, 1951 - Sept. 10, 2021

Service Location Date Time Directions
Visitation Spring Grove Funeral Homes-Elden Good Friday, September 17, 2021 9:30-11:00 AM Directions
Visitation St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday, September 17, 2021 1:30 PM Directions
Mass Of Christian Burial St. Mary's Catholic Church Friday, September 17, 2021 2:00 PM Directions
Obituary

Marilyn J. Serraino, (October 6, 1951 - Sept. 10, 2021) died Friday surrounded by family after a months-long battle with breast cancer. She was 69. Marilyn is survived by her beloved husband, William Schutzius; devoted father William Serraino; loving children John (Gena) Luecke and Anne Luecke (Cliff Schecter); and four grandchildren Douglas, Luke, Eleanor and John. She is further survived by caring brothers William Jr. (Lisa) Serraino and Robert (Leah) Serraino. She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Serraino.

Marilyn was born in Columbus, Ohio and spent much of her youth in Oxford, Ohio, attending Talawanda High School. She went on to graduate from Miami University, where she received her bachelor's and doctoral degrees as well as a master's degree from Xavier University. Marilyn met her first husband, David Luecke, while they were students at Miami and was incredibly proud to watch her children, John and Anne, graduate from Miami, too.

Marilyn taught English at Miami University and Mount St. Joseph University. She wrote about feminism across the centuries throughout her academic career and enjoyed teaching Shakespeare to her young students, making sure they understood what the poet meant -- even the saucy bits. She also believed in experiential learning and led student trips with her husband William Schutzius, a fellow professor at Mount St. Joseph, throughout Europe so students could experience the cultural context behind the literature.

Throughout her life Marilyn was passionate about textiles and fabric arts, including quilting, weaving, embroidery and knitting. She happily taught and shared this interest with students, family and friends. She wrote and edited several scholarly articles about textiles, including serving as an associate fellow for The International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Neb. 

She was also an avid reader, crossword puzzler and fabric collector. 

In retirement Marilyn and her husband, Bill, enjoyed travel, especially cruises, and loved visiting Sicily, where Marilyn felt particular joy and had many friends. In her last months of life she was comforted by her Havanese, Joey, who rarely left her side.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the Spring Grove Funeral Homes-Elden Good, 2620 Erie Ave, Hyde Park, OH 45208. Additional visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 111 E. High Street, Oxford, OH with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 2:00 p.m. Private interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Kindervelt of Children's Hospital. Sympathy may be expressed at www.springgrove.org. 

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