Marion P. Bye

September 11, 1926June 17, 2012

BYE, Marion P., age 85, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Sault Ste. Marie, died June 17, 2012. She retired in 1970 from Sears Roebuck and was a longtime supporter of football at Avondale and Utica Stevenson High Schools and was member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death in 1975 by her husband, Dick Bye, who was the Athletic Director for Avondale High School as well as the football and basketball coach; Beloved mother of Rick (Rae) Bye of Washington, Linda Addy of Rochester Hills and Bill (Donna) Bye of Macomb; Loving grandmother of Michelle, Jesse, Mike, Amy, Clay and Adam; Great Grandmother of A.J., Ava, Sofia, Ross and Marisol. Funeral Service 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at PIXLEY FUNERAL HOME-AUBURN HILLS, 3530 Auburn Road in Auburn Hills. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday until the time of services. Interment in Oaklawn Chapel Gardens located in Sault Ste. Marie will take place on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be directed to the Avondale High School Athletic Boosters Club, 2800 Waukegan, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 or the Bay Cliff Health Camp, P.O. Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808.


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 20, 2012
  • Interment Friday, June 22, 2012

Marion P. Bye

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Gregor Krause

June 25, 2012

"she let me watch cartoons and best of all the Syndicated "Rescue 9-1-1-" episodes on the Family channel at 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm again.

Jane Dunaway

June 24, 2012

The words to honor Aunt Marion appropriately have been very difficult for me to express as she has been one of the most loved people in my life. Her life was dedicated to the service of those around her in every possible way. Aunt Marion loved all of us so much more than each one can imagine. She always wanted each of us to enjoy something to drink, something to eat, and also to entertain us with her words of a long life lived with such intrigue, love and wonder. She always wanted to know about you, really know about you, and how you were doing, and would use her words of infinite wisdom to give you a positive look into the future, no matter what turmoil you may have been in.
She lost her father before she could even remember him, her mother later in life but still too soon, her husband far too soon and she made sure that she kept those of her family left really close. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and their dedication to her mirrored her dedication to them. Not many families meet daily, weekly just to have constant family moments. I believe that the love she gave to her family and friends will remain with each of us and will come out anytime we show we care about someone, serve someone with something to drink, something to eat, , but mostly when we share the great love she gave to each of us. I love you Aunt Marion, more than my words can express.

Gary Sipperley

June 23, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of her passing. She was like a second mother to me in high school -- one of the sweetest, kindest, most understanding people I've ever met. I'll never forget, "Dick, it's time for bed now..." My condolences to all the family.

Bob & Joanne Ames

June 21, 2012

Bob enjoyed being a part of the guys weekend & getting to know Rick a bit. Sorry for all of the loss & heartache for the family of Marion.
Bob & Joanne Ames

June 21, 2012

We were sorry about Marion. We remember her with love and joy,always enjoyed seeing Marion and Dick at the cottage in Barbeau. Shall always think of her with kindness.
Margaret and Jim Young(Petoskey i./

james Bannan

June 20, 2012

I am 250 miles away, but thinking about the family and the loss.

Dave Turrel

June 20, 2012

Rick and family. How nice to know that your mother lived a long and rewarding life. She sure had a book of stories following your career, along with your dad, sister and brother. Our sympathy to you, Rae, and family. Love, Dave and Brigitte

Paula Jarosz

June 20, 2012

Aunt Marion was so much fun ,Hartline for Sunday dinner with our families as kids..or on the St Mary's River at a campfire or on Edward St for Sunday dinner at our house.She sure knew how to tell a story and get everyone laughing.She will be forever in our hearts.Mike and I send peaceful hugs and prayers to her family.

sue Rocheleau

June 19, 2012

Linda & Family , My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of grief. She is gone , but her memory will live on in your hearts. It was a pleasure caring for her the past few years.I will miss her! Love Sue PSS

Michelle Bye-Schoenherr

June 19, 2012

She was a woman of strength, full of joy & loved with all her heart. She treasured her family & held us close together with her friendship & love. I am honored to be her granddaughter & find peace in knowing that I will someday see her again.