AUBURN — Marilyn J. Signor born on Aug. 22, 1931 to Delmar and Mildred Stowell Jorgensen, in Cato, N.Y., has died on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, at the Commons.
She was one of 18 children. She was married to Richard J. Signor Sr. for 44 years. Together they had nine children, and owned and operated Dick’s Party House for many years. They made many memories and friends there, many of whom they considered family. Marilyn also owned and operated Frontenac Restaurant in Union Springs. She worked at TRW, was a Union Steward there as well, retiring in July 1994.
Mrs. Signor was predeceased by her parents, Delmar and Mildred Jorgensen; one daughter, Marilyn “Janet” Signor; her siblings, Eugene Jorgensen, Virginia Jorgensen, Robert Jorgensen and his wife, Valerie, Kenneth and his wife, Shirley, Gerald (Marilyn), Theodore, Beverly Shaw (Gene), Dorothy Kratzer and her husband, Gene, June Ryan (Robert), Penny Salls (Jim), and Sandra Jorgensen. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Kasey Jane Signor; grandson, Owen R. Signor; and son-in-law, Robert Cherchio.
Marilyn bowled for many years in the City Country bowling league at Starlite lanes. She was a member of Trinity United Church in Christ in Union Springs, and was a lector there. She enjoyed many years as a member of the American Legion Post 1107 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Moose Club in Zephyrhills, Fla., where she spent 19 winters. Marilyn also volunteered at the Matthew House, SCAT Van, and Hospice of Tampa, Fla.
Marilyn is survived by eight of her children, William H. Signor (Mary), Richard J. Signor Jr. (Virginia), Cathleen A. Tezyk (Gerard Dygert), Lynne M. McPeters (Brian), Charmaine M. Bowers (Jim), Denise M. Hurd (John), Susan I. Bell (Don), and Tina M. Cherchio. From these children she has 69 grand- and great-grandchildren. Marilyn also leaves behind her siblings, Claudia Rouse (Ken), Maxine Martens (Robert), Roger Jorgensen (Rusty), Glenn Jorgensen (Sandy), James Jorgensen (Ghai), and John Jorgensen (Ida); as well as 52 nieces and nephews.
Services for Marilyn will take place at noon Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in United Trinity Church in Christ in Union Springs. Visitation for family and friends will commence at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to American Legion Post 1107, 8 Schobey St., Union Springs, NY 13160 or to Jorgensen Pavilion Fund, P.O. BOX 371, Union Springs, NY 13160.
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