Marilyn Gay (Tipton) Szczygielski
Saturday 15th of April 1950 - Wednesday 30th of January 2019
Mrs. Marilyn Gay (Tipton) Szczygielski passed away at age 68 on January 30, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Marilyn was the beloved wife of the late Dennis Paul Szczygielski. She was born to the late Mary Howell Kaelin and James Morgan Long on April 15, 1950 in Jacksonville, FL.
She is survived by her son, Thomas Paul Szczygielski of Lexington, KY, daughter-in-law Ashley and grandchild Piper Grace; her daughter Mary Victoria Szczygielski (Philadelphia, PA) and Mary's fiance Jonathan Connell; and her siblings David Terry Tipton, Nancy Richardson, Kathy Neal and William Kaelin. She also leaves behind her dog, Rosie.
Marilyn retired from the University of Kentucky. She was an active contributor to the Lexington community, in particular donating her time and efforts to the Girl Scouts and to the Opera House. She was also a member of the Fiber Guild of Lexington, being a skilled and deft seamstress, helping to make costumes for many arts and dance programs around the city. Marilyn was a beloved babysitter, and a calming, loving presence to all those who knew her. She was also a big fan of the UK women’s basketball team.
Her family invites donations in Marilyn's name to Friends of Camp Shawano, a Girl Scouts affiliate. Friends and family are welcome to attend the visitation on Monday, February 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral home will be Milward Funeral Directors, 391 Southland Dr., Lexington, (859) 276-1415. The funeral service will be held at the same location on Tuesday, February 5th at 11:00 am.
My sincere condolences. Marilyn and Dennis were wonderful caring people. May happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.
My heart breaks for you and Tom. I want you to know that you have us to lean on, call upon, cry to and vent to. I cannot imagine the pain you feel I just hope we can find a way to help ease your pain.
Tom and Nancy Harrisonsays
We were saddened to hear about the loss of your mother, Tom, and want to express our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You and your family will be remembered in our most sincere thoughts and prayers.