Steven K. Marion, 61, worked at Motor Coach Industries, enjoyed motorcycling, gourmet cooking

By on March 22, 2017

Steven K. Marion, 61, of Manheim, and formerly of Ithaca, N.Y., died peacefully on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Ithaca, he was the son of Doris Poyer Marion of Ocala, Fla., and the late Calvin C. Marion. Steve was the beloved husband of Lisa M. Seymour Marion, and devoted father of Chris and Heather.

Steve received a bachelor of arts degree from Binghamton University, Harpur College, in 1978. After graduation, he managed Poyer Orchards and Equipment in Ithaca, N.Y., then went on to become the director of maintenance at Swarthout Coaches. Steve leaves a void at Motor Coach Industries, where he was the director of customer solutions. Customers of new and existing coaches across the U.S. relied on Steve for all their needs, from warranty and training, to troubleshooting mechanical and technical problems. He was nicknamed “Critter” because he always had the solution.

Steve thrived on the intensity of his work life, but found peace in the landscapes of Sedona and the Grand Canyon. He liked his Yamaha and taught Lisa to ride so they could cruise together. He loved scuba diving in the Florida Keys, but had second thoughts when a fluorescent green eel followed him down the coast in the Caymans. Steve’s passions were gourmet cooking, entertaining, and home improvement projects. He will be missed by his furry buddy, Snuggy, a Maine coon cat.

Surviving in addition to his wife Lisa, is a son: Christopher H. Marion, and his fiancée, Christine Muss, of Binghamton, N.Y.; a daughter: Heather C. Marion of Spencer, N.Y.; a granddaughter: Michaela Wood; a brother: Scott (Jean) Marion of Mosheim, Tenn.; and two sisters: Carol Marion of Ithaca, N.Y.; and Jennifer (Terry) Kouba of Dunnellon, Fla.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Steve’s life celebration service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Those desiring may send contributions in Steve’s memory to: Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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