Marion Partenheimer Olcott passed away Nov. 2 at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. She was 95. Marion Claire Hill was born May 16, 1928, to George Hill and Eva McCurdy Hill in Colchester County Hospital in Truro, Nova Scotia—the first in her family not born at home. Growing up on the family farm, across the Salmon River in Onslow, she attended a one-room schoolhouse.
After completing her medical laboratory technician training at Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Marion moved to New Jersey. Her first job was at Orange Memorial Hospital in Orange, N.J. There she met and married Robert C. Partenheimer, M.D. (now deceased). They divorced after 23 years together and six children.
Marion later married Edward S. Olcott in 1992. They shared their love for golf, travel and their families throughout their marriage.
Marion was a longtime member of Central Presbyterian Church for 66 years, where she had served as a deacon. She enjoyed playing tennis, paddle ball, pickle ball and golf. She was a devoted bridge player, joining weekly games with her friends at the Fortnightly Club in Summit.
Family was everything to Marion. She loved the family reunions with the Hill clan at the farm in Onslow. She was the last of the six children in her family to pass away. She loved her children and grandchildren—teaching them sports, cooking them chocolate mousse, challenging them if they fell short but always making them laugh.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Olcott, and her daughters Marion Susan Partenheimer and Leesa Margaret Partenheimer and son Rodman Chapin Partenheimer. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara P. Haislip and son-in-law, Douglas, of Chatham, N.J.; her son Robert Hill Partenheimer and daughter-in-law, Nora, of Tidy Island, Fla.; her son Richard Chapin Partenheimer and daughter-in- law Fely of White Plains, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.