Marie Pauline Rutkowski

February 16, 1948 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 73)

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In memory of Marie P.  Ashman-Rutkowski, 73 years old, born on February 16th, 1948 in Parsons Pennsylvania, passed away on May 19th, 2021. She spent most of her life in Piscataway New Jersey and will be laid to rest in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is predeceased by her parents Sophie Ashman and William Ashman Sr. She is survived by her devoted husband Frank Rutkowski of almost 54 years, her two sons Frank Rutkowski and wife Lisa Rutkowski,  Walter Rutkowski, her grandchildren Justin Rutkowski Sr and wife Alicia Rutkowski, Sara Mickens and husband Kenneth Mickens, Chelsea Rutkowski, and Taylor Rutkowski, her great-grandchildren James Rutkowski and Justin Rutkowski Jr, and her brother William Ashman Jr and wife Sharon Ashman, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.   She worked at Pathmark for over 40 years, before retiring and moving to the "Palmetto State" to enjoy her retirement. She spent her time as an avid traveler and seeing the world with her husband. She will be remembered as a loving, caring, beautiful, and strong woman who never gave up, regardless of the battle ahead. She always had a smile on her face, and arms open to welcome a hug. She was always there if someone needed to talk, and never hesitated to give words of advice or encouragement. The family will forever be grateful to Tideland's Oncology, specifically to Dr. Haughton and his nurse Kim, for providing the best care possible to Marie, and being there until the end. Family, friends, and others who have been touched by Marie are invited to Lewis Crematory & Funeral Services at 4947 Highway 17 Bypass South, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 on Tuesday, May 25th from 11 am until 1 pm, Followed by a mass at St Michael's Catholic Church at 542 Cypress Ave, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of Marie's name to the American Cancer Society. "How do you say goodbye, when you haven't finished saying hello."

Mrs. Rutkowski is entrusted to the care of Lewis Crematory and Funeral Services, Myrtle Beach, SC.

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May 25, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Lewis Crematory & Funeral Services
4947 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Funeral Mass
May 25, 2021

2:00 PM
St. Michael's Catholic Church
542 Cypress Avenue
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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