Marjorie (Palmer) Atkinson

May 4, 1927 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 91)

Marjorie (Palmer) Atkinson, 91, of Kittanning, died Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. She was born May 4, 1927 in Washington, Pa to the late Leonard and Nancy Palmer. She was a 1945 graduate of Washington High School where she was a class officer. She attended Maryland College for Women and Carnegie Mellon (Tech) as an art major. She married David Atkinson in 1949, who was a student at Washington & Jefferson College. They moved to Kittanning in 1953 with their infant son, David. She was a member of the Junior Women’s Club and the Jaycee’s. Marjorie worked as a designer at Greenbaum’s Furniture, Mateer’s Furniture, Furniture Galleries, and Sherwin Williams. She opened her own design studio in 1988. She enjoyed interior design, oil painting, traveling, theater and music, and attending Pittsburgh Pops for many years. She was also a great animal lover.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David, who died in 1967; son, David, who died in 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii; and one brother.

A memorial mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Kittanning with the Rev. Douglas E. Dorula officiating.  Interment will follow in Freeport Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of the Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Marjorie’s honor can be made to the Orphans of the Storm or Smile.

Donations may be made to:

Orphans of the Storm
PO Box 838, Kittanning PA 16201
Tel: 1-724-548-4520

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