Marion Esther Hein, 97, of Tinton Falls passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Seabrook Village, Tinton Falls. She was born in Manhattan, raised in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn and lived in Freewood Acres for a period of time. After marrying Charles Hein, Jr., they moved to Lakewood and eventually settled in Howell to raise their family. Marion was the valedictorian of her class at Bushwick High School where she graduated a year ahead of schedule. She went to Brookdale Community College and then continued her education at Georgian Court College receiving her degree at the age of 62 majoring in Spanish and French. After her husband’s retirement, they enjoyed traveling the world for over 15 years where she put her degree in language to great use. An avid crafter, Marion enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and needlepoint. She was a phenomenal cook who lived by the belief that food was love; when you entered her home, she loved nothing more than to feed you. Marion was a member of the Embroiders Guild of America and the Rosary Altar Society. She possessed a warm personality with a smile that lit up a room, and family was the center of her life.
After her husband, Charles Hein, Jr., passed away in 2009, she spent the past 9 years at Seabrook Village. She endeared herself to the staff who were kind, generous and respectful in caring for her.
Marion is survived by her son, Michael Hein and his wife, Tina of Kingsport, TN; three daughters, Irene Smolney and her husband, Charles V. Bell, Jr. of Tinton Falls, Marie Radford and her husband, Gary of Morristown, and Theresa Stafford-Smith and her husband, Gerard of NYC; seven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her 10:00 AM funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Interment will follow in Adelphia Cemetery, Howell. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Marion’s name may be made to American Alzheimers Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.