Marilyn P. Newkirk

August 29, 1939 ~ November 7, 2020 (age 81)


Marilyn P Newkirk,

Marilyn age 81, of Canton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born August 29, 1939 in Minerva, Ohio, a daughter of the late Samuel Jialanella and Margaret (Fryer) Jialanella Badertscher. Marilyn had been a Canton resident most of her life, although she spent time in California and New York. Marilyn was a 1957 graduate of Timken Vocational High School.  After high school, Marilyn opened Shangrai La beauty salon which remained open until 1962 when she met her then husband Charles Newkirk and moved to California. Marilyn retired from Ameridial in 2020 after 15 years of customer service, in addition many may know her through her years of service and dedication to Schwann‘s foods and PECK water. In her leisure time, Marilyn enjoyed helping others and spending time with family and friends. Marilyn has a selfless, caring and compassionate soul. She loved her family and friends unconditionally, as they did her. She will be greatly missed by all. She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Jialanella, Donovan and  Margaret (Fryer) Jialanella Badertscher and her brother John Jialanella. She is survived by her siblings Sandra (Jialanella) and John Caffaratti, Debbie (Jialanella) Murphy and Sharon Schweitzer, Tim and Joy Badertscher. Her children Debbie (Newkirk) Gerontakos, Mark Newkirk and Chuck Newkirk. Her grandchildren Theresa (Gerontakos) and Shawn Lawson, Fotini “Tina” Gerontakos, Christopher McCartney, Justin Poloschan and great grandchildren Christina, Cyleeana, Kahleesia and Savannah. As well several nieces, nephews and cousins.  A Private Memorial Service will be held Sat., Nov. 14, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Smith as Celebrant.  There will be no calling hours.  Social distancing and facial covering must be observed.  The service will be lived streamed on the funeral home website starting at 9:45 am.  Condolences may be sent to:

Gordon (330) 456-4766.



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Memorial Service
November 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home
1803 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44709

Video is available for this event

There will be no visitation

Private Memorial Service (Formet)

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