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Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times
  • Obituary: Marianne T. Dunn

  • Marianne Tama Dunn, age 62, of Dover, DE, passed away at her sister's home in Mechanicsburg on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Born November 1, 1951 in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Mary (Hunt) Tama. Marianne attended La Reine Academy in Suitland, MD and St. John's Roman Catholic High School in Un...
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  • Marianne Tama Dunn, age 62, of Dover, DE, passed away at her sister’s home in Mechanicsburg on Sunday, April 6, 2014.  Born November 1, 1951 in Uniontown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Josef and Mary (Hunt) Tama.  
    Marianne attended La Reine Academy in Suitland, MD and St. John’s Roman Catholic High School in Uniontown, PA.  She was a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she received a B.S. in Elementary Education and went on to receive her Masters of Instruction from Wilmington College University.  She began teaching in 1974 at Smyrna Middle School and enjoyed a close friendship with her team of fellow teachers until her retirement.  In her free time, she enjoyed volunteering for food drives, delivering cookies to nursing homes, and collecting various supplies for the school.  She was an avid reader and loved traveling, especially to Greece and France.
    Marianne is survived by her daughter, Brea Dunn and her fiancé, Dr. Thomas Meek of Seattle, WA; her sisters, Dr. Carrol Tama and partner Dr. David Martinez and Catherine Tama-Troutman; her brothers, Dr. Lawrence Tama and wife Carol, Dr. Joseph Tama, Norbert Tama, and Michael Tama; her sister-in-law, Rebecca Tama; and her nieces, Tama Troutman and Dr. Elizabeth Arcentales and her husband Dr. Wesley Arcentales.  In addition to her parents, Marianne was preceded in death by her brother and close friend, Charles Tama.
    A Memorial Mass was held privately in Mechanicsburg, PA.  A memorial gathering for Marianne’s friends will be held in the near future in Delaware.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Smyrna Middle School Book Club, 700 Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, DE 19977.
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