Marion Cecelia (Langer) Feitzinger, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend, went to be with the Lord on Monday December 28, 2009, at the age of 87, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Stirling, NJ, on June 25, 1922 to the late William and Ida (Borer) Langer and lived most of her life in Lyndhurst, NJ. In 1986, she moved to Universal City, TX to live near her daughter and family. Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Arthur J. Feitzinger, her parents, William and Ida (Borer) Langer and great grandchild, Allison Angel Coldwater. Marion is survived by her children, Patricia Levi, Alan Feitzinger and wife Diane; 7 grandchildren, Jeffrey Feitzinger and wife Elyse, Ann Coldwater and husband John, Timothy Feitzinger, Andrew Feitzinger and wife Amber, Joseph Levi, Jennifer Miller and husband James and Jill Feitzinger; 10 great-grandchildren; cousins Dona Anason and Sandra Houst and husband William and many loving friends. Before moving to Texas, Marion served as President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 139, in Lyndhurst, New Jersey and was a 50 year current member and former President of the Bergen County, New Jersey American Legion Auxiliary. Among the greatest joys of her married life was the time she and Arthur spent together. The American Legion was a very big social part of Marion and Arthur's lives as they usually included a yearly vacation to the various American Legion Conventions. Marion did not have many hobbies; however one thing she did like to do was watch horse racing. Marion and Arthur enjoyed attending many live horse racing events at various tracks around New Jersey. After the passing of her husband, Marion moved to Texas in 1986. This move provided Marion a greater opportunity to share in the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marion quickly grew to love living in San Antonio, Texas; however it did take her many years to adapt to the very hot Texas summers as many of her visits back east were initially taken during the summer months. Marion loved cheering on the San Antonio Spurs, playing Bunco and spending time with her family and friends. Marion especially enjoyed her group luncheons with her many friends. Marion enjoyed volunteering and participating in various clubs. While living in Texas she served as President of the Live Oak Village Garden Club, volunteered for the Northeast Methodist Hospital for 15 years, the Universal City Public Library for 7 years, Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge and other various nursing homes. Marion had a big heart when it came to cats. She was always feeding and taking in stray cats as well as faithfully donating and supporting her local animal shelters. Marion was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and enjoyed attending church every week. Marion's family would like to extend a special thanks to: Dr. Sharon Wilks, Dr. Michael Gagnon, along with the entire caring staff at the Cancer Care Centers of South Texas; Dr. Joycelyn Theard and entire staff at Northeast Baptist Hospital; the entire rehabilitative care staff with Heartland of San Antonio; Dr. Charles Mims and the Entire Vitas Hospice staff located at 8109 Fredericksburg for their kindness, wonderful care and assistance in helping to make her final days as comfortable as possible. A Memorial Service will be held Friday January 15, 2010 at 11:30am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 6680 Crestway Drive San Antonio, Tx 78239, with Father Peter McKenna officiating. Immediately after the service a Repast will be held in the Church Family Center. In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8115 Datapoint Dr. San Antonio, TX 78229 or the Foundation for end-of-life care/VITAS Hospice Charitable Fund, 5430 Fredericksburg Rd. Ste 200 San Antonio, TX. 78229. Marion's final resting place will be at the Hillside Cemetery in Lyndhurst, NJ where she will join her late husband following a graveside service at a future date. You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.meadowlawn.net .

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  1. We are very blessed we were able to be apart of your life and to have had all these wonderful years to spend with you. Grandma, we love you very much and you will truly be missed. Love, Jenny, Jimmy, Jamie & Jacob Miller

  2. Great Grandma, We love you and will miss you always! We will miss visiting and seeing you on all our walks and bike rides around the neighborhood. Love,

  3. Marion, It was a pleasure knowing you. I always enjoyed talking with you–you were such a delight. I’m glad your wonderful granddaughter, Jenny, and my daughter-in-law introduced us. You are with your husband now and I know that makes you happy. There are so many who care–who hold your close in heart and wish you peace. To family & friends: Please except our deepest sympathy. Marion will be missed by so many. Always treasure the wonderful memories. May she rest in peace forever.

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