Marjorie M. (Habinak) Prusa

August 18, 1926 ~ February 7, 2021 (age 94)


     Marjorie M. Prusa age 94 of Chardon, Ohio passed away peacefully on February 7, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Donald F. Prusa. Loving mother of Nancy Herrick (Kenny Frieder), Douglas D. Prusa (Lydia Harris), and Gregory F. Prusa (Terry). Dear grandmother of Kara Phillips (Paul) and Cole Prusa (Jackie Lally). Great grandmother of Paxton, Kyler, Ever, Onyx, and Brody.

     Marjorie (Habinak) Prusa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Married in 1947, she and her husband Donald shared 66 years together. Their 3 children were born while living in a home Marge and Don had built in Bedford, Ohio before moving to Pepper Pike, then later retiring to Russell Township.

     Known as Marge to her friends, and Mimi to her two grandchildren and five great grandchildren, Marge has always had a passion for learning. Her love of art and literature began while she was a student at Notre Dame High School. It was here her personal artistic skills and creativity flourished and so did her interest in the relationship of art to history. A long time supporter of the Cleveland Art Museum she continued to nurture her passion for art and the rich education it provided throughout her life.

     An avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, Marge has always been interested about the history of various cultures. Her fascination with Ancient Egypt has been on-going since her teenage years.

     She and Don travelled extensively abroad visiting many counties in  Europe, and the Mediterranean. Over the years, they explored much of the United States including Hawaii. On several occasions, Marge even drove their RV that took them from one coast to the other. In later years, they spent winters at their home in Holiday, Florida.

     Music was another one of Marge’s special interests. Whether listening to  331/3 vinyl albums, CDs, or the radio, music filled her home daily. Long before Dancing with the Stars, Marge and Don lit up the dance floor having pursued dance lessons together as a leisure activity.

     Always the gracious hostess, Marge and Don enjoyed entertaining family and friends welcoming them at their home for holidays, birthdays, picnics or just weekend dinners. Marge loved her family especially her grandchildren and great-grand children. Watching them grow has been the highlight of her life.

     Marge had cultivated and maintained many friendships over the years. A member of St. Mary’s church in Bedford, Marge was active in Saint Mary’s Women’s Guild and retained those friendships throughout her life. Neighbors, colleagues at work, the women’s bridge group have always know Marge as a caring, friend available to go the extra mile when asked. As a resident of Maplewood Senior Living in Chardon, Marge valued the friendships she has made with neighbors and the wonderful staff. Her love of music continued to be enriched through the variety of music programs offered there as well as being a member of the Chime Chorus.

     The quote in Marge’s senior yearbook reads, “Marjorie Habinak, here you have a languid lovely with a priority on charm. this demure aristocrat is always on the ‘go-and-get’ with her unassuming friendliness.”

And so she was.

      Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Monday February 15, 2021 at St. Mary’s Church 401 North St. Chardon, Ohio 44024. The family will receive friends from 9:00 Am until the time of Mass in the hospitality room

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Family will Receive Friends
February 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
401 North Street
CHardon, OH 44024

Mass of Christian Burial
February 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary's Church
401 North Street
CHardon, OH 44024


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