Marilyn Malarkey

Marilyn Malarkey

August 2, 1939 August 13, 2020

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Obituary for Marilyn Malarkey (Reed)

Marilyn (Reed) Malarkey, 81, formerly of Sinking Spring passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, at Country Meadows in Wyomissing. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Malarkey, who passed in 2015.

Born Aug. 2, 1939 in Scranton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John and and Esther (McCrea) Reed.

After graduating from St. Paul's High School in Scranton in 1957, Marilyn got a nursing degree from Mercy Hospital's school of nursing in Scranton in 1960 and became a registered nurse. She devoted 50 years to that profession, working for various hospitals. Upon her retirement, she was a substitute nurse for the Wilson School District.

Marilyn loved the beach, traveling, crossword puzzles, skiing, and spending time with her family, particularly her many grandchildren.

Marilyn is survived by her six children: Eileen, wife of Joseph Levan; Kathleen, wife of Nathan Haueisen; Maureen, wife of Anthony Lucchese; Patrick, husband of Regina; Marilyn, fiance of Kevin Kilgore; and Ann, wife of Eric Endres. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Sarah, Julia, Leah, Matthew, Christopher, Evan, Maura, Jeremy, Jacob, Julia, John, Kelly, James, Erin and Daniel; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two grandsons, Sean Lucchese and Robert Brennan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, Whitfield. Public burial follows at Gethsemane Cemetery, Reading. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to your local Alzheimer's Association.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading, is honored to serve the Malarkey family. Condolences can be made and remembrances left at

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  • Service

    August 18, 2020 | 11:00am
    St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church
    2810 St. Albans Drive
    Sinking Spring, PA
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    August 18, 2020
  • Interment

    August 18, 2020 | 12:30pm
    Gethsemane Cemetery
    3139 Kutztown Road
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    August 18, 2020

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John, Aileen, John Jr, Megan and Patrick Crowley, Your Reed Cousins, and other have sent flowers to the family of Marilyn Malarkey (Reed).
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John, Aileen, John Jr, Megan and Patrick Crowley, Your Reed Cousins, and other have sent flowers to the family of Marilyn Malarkey (Reed).
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Popi Protheroe

Sending our deepest sympathies to your family. We were so sad to hear of your mother’s passing. We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful neighbor and have so many cherished memories from your days on 7th Street in Birdsboro. Marilyn was such a warm and thoughtful person. May her memory bring you comfort.

With love,
Bill & Popi Protheroe & family
Comment | Posted at 07:27pm via Condolence

Dr. John T. Lucas

Marilyn was part of my circle of friends at Saint Paul's High School in Scranton. I last saw her at the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the school in 2007, much to my delight. I remember her as a girl as kind and sweet as she was pretty, a genuinely caring person who did not surprise me by becoming a nurse, a calling entirely suited to her generous nature.
May she rest in peace.
Dr. John T. Lucas
Comment | Posted at 03:20pm via Condolence

Marita Gehret

To the family of Marilyn,
Marilyn was our backyard neighbor and we are sincerely sorry to hear of her passing. She was a kind lady and always had a kind word for us when we would talk over the fence. We were sorry to see her move from
Her beloved home as she spoke of her family often. Keep her memories close to your hearts and she will always be with you.
Our deepest condolences,

Mike and Marita Gehret
Comment | Posted at 10:12am via Condolence

Loretta Schwenk

Maureen and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Mother. Sending my prayers to you and family.
Comment | Posted at 08:26am via Condolence

Susan Ritter

So sorry to hear about the loss of Marilyn . She was a joyful person, full of life , smiles and laughter. RIP dear friend😊. Your care and true joy over all those that came into your life was so appreciated, you treated my children with love and care. Your fun spirit will be missed💗
Comment | Posted at 07:12am via Condolence

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