Marilyn Mason East

January 2, 1931 – February 17, 2015

Marilyn Mason East passed away peacefully in New Bern, North Carolina on February 17, 2015 after a short illness.

Marilyn Mason East was the eldest child of Marion Gervin Mason and George Gilbert “Gib” Mason born on January 2, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania. Marilyn graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1952 and began her career in Medical Technology. In 1954 she moved to Long Island, New York and continued her career work at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. She married Harold “Huck” East, Jr. in 1957 and moved to Massapequa, New York where they raised three daughters. The family shared a love of music and she was a trained vocalist and a soprano soloist with her church choir. Marilyn continued her career in Medical Technology until her retirement in 1988. She moved to Fairfield Harbor in New Bern, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Donna. She enjoyed her retirement in her home, boating with her husband, and expanding her hobbies of genealogy, watercolor painting and playing bridge. She is survived by her sister Nancy Wirs of Melbourne Florida, and her daughters Carolyn Cody and husband Bill of Patchogue, NY, Janet Duskey and husband John of Durham, NC, and Donna East of New Bern, NC, and three grandchildren, John Cody of Patchogue, NY, Laura Duskey of Raleigh, NC, and Andrew Duskey of Dallas, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huck, and her brother, James Barry Mason.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at Cotten Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in New Bern Memorial.

Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home and Crematory.

Published online by the Cotton Funeral Home