Marilyn Ann (Baum) Didion

May 15, 1939 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 80)


Marilyn A. "Mary" Didion, 80, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully early Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2019, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky, after a brief illness.
   Born on May 15, 1939, in Sandusky, OH the daughter of Emerson Clarence and Helen Catherine (Frederick) Baum.  She was a 1957 graduate of Margaretta High School.  Marilyn had worked for 30 years at Kleug's Pharmacy, before retiring.
   What made Marilyn the happiest was her family and her grandchildren, they meant the world to her. 
   She is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
   Marilyn is survived by her husband of 32 years, John P. "Jack" Didion, Sr., whom she married on May 1, 1987; two daughters, Joan (Tom) Didion, Jr. of Sandusky, and Katherine (Terry) Newton of Castalia; a son, Michael (Annette) Mavros of Clyde; 8 grandchildren, Michael, Jillian, Zachary, Allison, Josh, Tim, Ashleigh, Nick and one on the way; 5 step-grandchildren, Amanda, Larry, Jennifer, Amanda and Amy; and 6 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Hailey, Connor, Mia, Max and Izzy;; two-stepdaughters, Paulette Didion of Longbranch, NJ and Connie Elyse of Massachusetts; a stepson, John Paul (Cheryl) Didon, Jr. of Sandusky; two brothers, Elton (Pat) Baum of Sandusky and Donald (Phyllis) Baum of Castalia; a sister-in-law, Ann Baum of Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Constance "Connie" Stockton; and two brothers, Wayne and Richard Baum.
    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 4-7 pm  at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky.  Prayers will be recited Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, at 9:30 am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky.  Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in her memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the Margaretta Fire Department Rescue Squad, 113 South Avenue, Castalia, OH 44824.
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June 26, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
David F. Koch Funeral & Cremation Services
520 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Mass of Christian Burial
June 27, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
429 Central Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

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