Marion Louise Koren

February 4, 1917February 23, 2018
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Marion Louise Dickson Koren, born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1917, celebrated her 101th birthday on Sunday, February 4, 2018. She died in Hospice care on February 23, 2018. Daughter of David and Vera Dickson, she spent her early years in the Millvale section of Pittsburgh. She remembers the thrill of going to her grandmother's confection shop. Later the family moved to Greenfield to a house on Nantasket Street built by her father. Marion graduated from Taylor-Alderdice High School. She spend many summers vacationing on Lake Erie at the family cottage at Madison, OH. It was there that she met Leo Koren, her future husband. They raised two boys, David and Jim, at their home on Gardenville road in Baldwin. In 1958 they moved to Ithaca, NY where Leo was offered a job. Marion went back to school and became a Licensed Practical Nurse. After retiring, Marion and Leo moved to Ashland, VA. Marion's final residence was Hanover Manor Assisted Living Facility. Marion was preceded in death by her mother and father, David and Vera Dickson, her sister, Lois Patrus, and her husband, Leo. She is survived by her sons, David (Kay) and James, David's sons, David Dickson Koren and Emeka Mark Koren (Jill), and James' sons, James Michael Koren and James' daughter, Riley Elizabeth Koren; her great-grandchildren, Sonny and Esphyr Koren and Caleb Koren Lee; her neice Carol Craig and nephew, John Patrus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Running Strong for American Indian Youth, P.O. Box 52114, Phoenix, Ariz. 85072-9612. Online condolences may be registered at


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Marion Louise Koren

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Tina Reardon, Becky Carter, & Barbara Wagner

March 6, 2018

David, Jim and families,
We were so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady and good friend to our mother, Tillie Goodman, at Omni Park Place Senior Apartments. We always visited her there after our mother passed. We have you and your families in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Dr. Victor N Anyeneh

March 5, 2018

Nne-Orah (mother of all) the Igbo will proudly call you. Jee Nke Oma (take your journey well) to the bosom of our Lord and King who loves you, knowing that your legacy touched and saved many lives through the sacrifices of your hero son David. Igbo generations thank you! We remain eternally grateful to you for raising such an unselfish champion in David. Adieu Mama. You will forever be remembered. Adieu.
Dr. Victor, Caroline Anyeneh & Family,
Hollister, California

Paul Iwuchukwu

March 2, 2018

David and Kay,

Lilly and I are deeply saddened by the loss of your Mom. May God strengthen you and the rest of your family at this time of sorrow. We thank God for her longevity, and pray for good health for all of us who are still here, as we look forward to join her in glory when our time comes.

With deep sympathy,
Paul & Lilly Iwuchukwu

ejikeme obasi

February 26, 2018

On behalf of the thousands of Biafran children that lived because you and other people of conscience cared, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and your family for you loss.
I pray that the Lord will comfort as you grieve.
Nwannedinamba, Ndo!

John Steuer

February 26, 2018

She lived a long beautiful life and did many wonderful things.
Sorry for your loss. John Steuer

February 25, 2018

My deepest sympathy to the family. Losing a loved one in death can be painful and much grief. Let God's words in Psalms 94:19 comfort and give you strength during this difficult time. RR

Lisa Vanderbloemen

February 25, 2018

I would like to send my most heartfelt condolences to Marion's family. Marion was a wonderful person and touched many, many people throughout her wonderful life. She will be sorely missed.