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Marilyn J. Hitchcock

November 23, 1938 — April 20, 2021

Knapp Creek – Marilyn J. Hitchcock "Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother" Marilyn J. Hitchcock, of 194 Route 16 South, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marilyn was born on November 23, 1938 in Dunkirk and was a daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth Myrtle Lanski Fox, Sr. On October 19, 1957, in Dunkirk, she married her husband of 63 years the love of her life, Harvard M. Hitchcock, who predeceased her on March 13, 2021. Together they had an amazing life. Marilyn worked at Acme Electric for more than 30 years until she retired in the late 1990's. She was a member of the Knapp Creek Trinity United Methodist Church. Marilyn enjoyed traveling to most of the states in the US. She loved to go on cruises with her family members, where she was able to see Hawaii, the Bahamas, and Mexico. Marilyn also loved going out to eat with her husband, Harvey. They were well-known regulars at their favorite restaurants, including The Beef n Barrel. Often they would have to call ahead to advise the staff there was a need for a table for 20 for the Hitchcocks. Marilyn was a dedicated and loving mother. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. Marilyn especially loved her role as a grandmother. She centered her life around her family, always having and open door policy. Marilyn was an amazing cook, hosting family frequently, and holiday meals for 20 plus people was not uncommon. She will be deeply missed by the family she leaves behind. Marilyn leaves behind a devastated family; 3 children, Harvard "Skip" (Joanne) Hitchcock, II of Olean, Sharon (William) Nichols of Rixford, PA, and Michael (Lori) Hitchcock of Knapp Creek; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer (Pat) Spicer, Jamie (Dustin) Molyneaux, Justin (Taylor) Nichols, Adam Nichols, Colby (Tiffany) Hitchcock, Chad (Kelly) Nichols, Sam (Josh Colter) Hitchcock, Jackie (Dante Carruci) Hitchcock, Gabriella Sanjurjo, Devon Nichols, and Ashley Hitchcock; 11 great grandchildren, Carter, Silas, Lilly, Ophelia, Ivy, Coraline, Rory, Carson, Emma, Gabe, and Ryan; a brother, Ralph E. "Butch" (Alice) Fox of Limestone; 3 sisters-in-law, Mavis E. Foster of Richburg, Darlene A. Stover of Limestone, and Donna K. Rice of Knapp Creek; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her loving husband, Harvey, Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, and 2 brothers, William E. Fox and Maxwell L. Fox. Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 East State Street, Olean, on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, at which time a Funeral Service will be held. The Rev. Gerald Piper, Pastor of the Knapp Creek Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Allegany Cemetery in Allegany, New York. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Pink Pumpkin Project, C/O the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation, 301 North Union Street, Suite #203, Olean, New York 14760, the Knapp Creek Trinity United Methodist Church, 2745 West River Road, Olean, New York 14760, or to the Knapp Creek Fire Department, 253 NY-16, Olean, New York 14760.
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Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - OLEAN

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

4:00 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc - OLEAN

646 East State St., Olean, NY 14760

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