OBITUARY

Mary Margaret Rodin

July 7, 1926January 24, 2021
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Mary Margaret Rodin (nee Schramm), of Fairborn, OH, passed away on January 24, 2021 at 94 years old. Mary was born on July 7, 1926 in Chicago, IL to her parents Nicholas and Helen Schramm (nee Schmitz). She married her husband of 47 years, E.M. "Mike" Rodin, on June 7, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa.

Mary is preceded in death by both parents, her husband, and a daughter, Eulalia M. Rodin. She is survived by children James M. Rodin, Helen (Phil) Drake, Ken (Bernadette) Rodin, and Rita (Tom) Stevenson; grandchildren Matthew (Deanna) Rodin, Kelly (Andrew) Drake, Candice (Chris) Rakestraw, Bridget (Michael) Hagen, Kendra (Paul) Stevenson, Erin Rodin, and Joshua Stevenson. She is also survived by great-grandchildren Naomi, Oliver, and Juliva Rakestraw; Jackson, Harrison, and Mason Rodin; Lucas and Max Sarabia; and Nora and William Hagen.

Mary was a retired Century21 realtor, worked faithfully as an election poll worker for over 50 years in Fairborn, and served as a Gray Lady for the Red Cross. She was active within her church, Mary, Help of Christians, where she was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the JOY Club, a communion server, and lector/commentator. Mary served as co-chairperson for the Officers' Wives Club Bridge Committee for nearly 30 years. She was an avid bridge player, playing weekly for over 4 decades, and would call Bingo at Wright Nursing and MHC festivals for many years. Mary also loved bowling, including being the league secretary for more than 40 years, and playing Mah-Jongg.

Visitation will be held at Burcham Tobias Funeral Home in Fairborn, OH on February 6, 2021 at 12 pm, with a brief service to follow at 1 pm and burial at Fairfield Cemetery. Mary's family would like to request anyone in attendance to wear a mask and their best cruise wear, in memory of her love of going on cruises. Donations in Mary's memory may be made to Mary, Help of Christians Church in Fairborn, OH. Condolences to the family may be made at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

The service will also be live-streamed on the Burcham-Tobias Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TobiasBeavercreekChapel/.

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Sandy Ferrell

February 6, 2021

To Mary’s family and friends, my deepest condolences. I will surely miss Mary. Although she was 22 years older than me, we were kindred spirits. We spent many hours together in Bridge, Mah Jongg, and working James Jewelers for many years. She treated me like a Mother hen, always wanting to do something for me. Again I will miss her.

LEAH HALFPAP

February 3, 2021

Mary was a dear friend from way back in the bowling days. Later in the OWC bridge group. "Time to move"! She was always so pleasant. Will be greatly missed.

Richard & Anita Nielsen

January 27, 2021

Our sympathy to you and your family.
We will miss Mary at our home and our table, but she will be remembered in our hearts forever.
Richard and Anita

Nancy Kowalski

January 27, 2021

I played bridge with Mary at Wright Patt for over 20 years -- she was an organizer! She made scrubbies for our group and gave them away as "deuce prizes." We all love them! I'm sure everyone has a scrubbie and will remember Mary and her diligence in making them for us. When bridge resumes, it won't be the same without hearing Mary's voice: "Five more minutes!" "Time to move!"

She will be missed.

Toni (Tononi) Chambers

January 26, 2021

Helen, Jim, and siblings...this longtime friend sends each of you my condolences on the passing of your mother, Mary. Over the years she attended the Visitations/Funerals of my family members, which I thought was very kind. I plan to attend the February 6 Visitation.
Sincerely,
Toni (Tononi) Chambers

Susan Hanley

January 26, 2021

When we resume Mah Jongg it won’t be the same without Mary. There are plenty of players who will welcome her presence at the table.

Tina Cummings

January 26, 2021

The Cummings Clan (Dot, David, Donald, Tina, Jared, Edan, Patrick, Lorie, Jeremy, Jennifer ,Sharon, Tommy, and Christa) want to send our deepest sympathy. We know it is difficult for your mom to pass no matter what age. Love to you all.

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