Marie (Mary Cost) Longaker, 90
Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother Extraordinaire
Marie Longaker died peacefully at her home on February 11, 2019. She was a vibrant, fun loving, sweet, caring wife, mom, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and sister.
Born in Philadelphia, PA she was the daughter of the late Joseph Cost and Marie (Mary) Cost and the wife of the late James K Longaker for 58 years. Marie was a resident of Morton, PA for 63 years and most recently Springfield, PA for 2 years. Marie was an active member of her beloved Holy Spirit Lutheran Church since 1954 where she was involved in numerous church activities, including treasurer of the pre-school for 40+ years. Outside of the church, Marie loved going to the local “Y” for aquatic aerobics, Zumba, and kick boxing classes (yes, kick boxing). She was an avid reader, loved to take walks, and watch her “stories” on TV in the afternoon. Marie loved being around her family and always had a way to make us smile, whether she was the first one to jump on the floor to pick up the candy from a broken piñata, at a birthday party, or her quick one line come-backs that were fit for a stand- up routine.
Survivors: Daughters Barbara (Jack) Schink of Doylestown, PA, Ruth Samuelson of Downey, CA, Joan (Bill) Muldowney of West Chester, and son James (Marie) Longaker of Springfield, PA; three brothers Ray Cost of Bensalem, PA, Bob (Robert) Cost of Wellsboro PA, and John Cost of Hulmeville, PA. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Services: While we will all miss this amazing lady, we are comforted by knowing her faith has prepared her for the “big sleep” as she called it. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 AM on April 27, 2019 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 2545 Franklin Ave., Secane, PA., with a luncheon immediately following.
Visitation: Family and friends are invited to visit with the family starting at 9 AM at the church.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be sent to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church.
Arrangements: Kevin M. Lyons Funeral Service 610-583-4400
Online condolences: www.lyonsfs.com
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