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Marilyn Anita Painter

Marilyn Anita Painter, 79, died peacefully in the arms of loved ones on Jan. 15, 2021, of congestive heart failure.

Born in Ansted, West Virginia, on Nov. 15, 1941, she was the daughter of Albert Richmond Grose and Mamie Violet (Hinkle) Grose Eberhardt.

Marilyn is survived by daughters Leah Painter Roberts (Walker Roberts) of Washington, D.C., and Kristen Painter (Elijah Wallfred, deceased) of Baltimore, Maryland; five grandchildren, Holden, Maren and Andrew Roberts, and Peyton and Asher Wallfred; brother Melvin Grose Sr.; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, sister Martha Ann Price, and former husband Joseph McReynolds Painter.

Marilyn lived much of her life in Clifton Park and Lake Placid. She attended SUNY and was employed as a CNA and as a social worker. Throughout her life, she also ran one-woman businesses including day cares, catering and a private boarding home for Olympic skaters-in-training in Lake Placid. Many of the children she cared for over the years still consider her a second mother. Marilyn was an admired cook and baker and loved sewing, tennis, dancing and cross-country skiing. She was very creative, generous to a fault, nonjudgmental, and loyal beyond measure. Marilyn leaves a legacy of unconditional love that will endure for generations. In her honor, please share a tasty treat with a friend, loved one or someone in need.

Marilyn was entombed at Montgomery Memorial Park in London, West Virginia. A celebration of Marilyn’s life will take place at a later date. A detailed obituary was published in The Washington Post.

Memorial donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities, One Kroc Dr. #310, Oak Brook, IL 60523 or www.rmhc.org.