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Marilyn Smilnak

January 28, 1924 — September 2, 2014

Marilyn B. Smilnak, age 90, formerly of Southfield and Oak Park, passed away September 2, 2014. She was born January 28, 1924 in Detroit to the late John and Leona Burns. Mrs. Smilnak received her BS and MS in library science from Wayne State University. She was a librarian for the Ferndale Public School System for 20 years. She was an avid reader, enjoyed sewing and loved traveling with her family and friends. Mrs. Smilnak was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Smilnak; loving mother of Andrew Susan Smilnak of Royal Oak and Mark Janet Smilnak of Sterling Heights; dear sister of Nora Burns of Texas; and proud grandmother of Jeremy and Justin. The visitation will be Friday 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. scripture service at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Road 4 blocks E of Woodward, Royal Oak. Mrs. Smilnak will lie in state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass 10 a.m. at the National Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak. Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.


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