Marsha passed away about seven years ago. Survived by two daughters. She had breast cancer. Looking for more information.
I knew Marsha from the 9th grade until we graduated. She sat close to me in many classes and homerooms because of our alphabetic proximity. Marsha was a kind and some what reserved classmate and always had a smile. We would talked about a wide variety of subjects which I looked forward to every morning in homeroom. In the ninth grade Marsha made a kind comment to me that has stuck with me for 50 years, absolutely amazing the effect that kindness has. Which reminds me of a proverb " Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones". One of the reasons I have followed the class site
was hopping to find out what Marsha was up to and where life's path had led her. Her passing has effected many I am sure and of course me. I will never forget her. Rest in peace Marsha.
Bonnie Dee Lapidus (Kornblatt)
I was very sad to hear of Marsha's passing. We were close friends in High School. I remember her warmth and friendly disposition. You could always count on Marsha for being a true friend. She was taken too soon
I lived next door to Marsha for forty-six months. 8/21/61 we moved into 1743 Ridgeway. The Dorn's corner house was completely surrounded by a four foot hedge, the only opening was for the driveway. To say she was shy was an understatement, the whole family was shy. In the short time we lived there we probably exchanged less than ten words with anyone behind those bushes, except for the dog. It barked at me constantly whenever I was outside. On the day we moved, a few days after my graduation, as we were loading up our U-Haul truck and U-Haul trailer, towed by our 1959 DeSoto convertible, and the 1951 Pontiac I bought from Larry Fair; we prepared to caravan to Grand Rapids. As all the neighbors gathered to say farewell that dog came up to me in my front yard wagging its tail. For just a few minutes I petted and talked to the dog more than I did with anyone in the Dorn's family, wondering about what could have been. I felt sad then, and sad now, knowing that she is gone and never really getting the opportunity to know let alone just exchange pleasantries with her. I think she had an older brother, but that's just a guess.
Linda Anne Kleckner (Durieux)
I am so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing seven years ago. We used to talk a lot in school. She was so personable and always made me smile with her infectious smile. I enjoyed her company so. My prayers go out to her family.