passed away after a brief illness on Friday morning, November 1, 2013 at the age of 101. Marion was born in Jersey City, NJ on March 30, 1912, the daughter of the late Alexander and Rose Cathcart. She was predeceased by her daughters, Marion Ruefer and Patti Marie Hopper and great grandson, Matthew Murphy. Marion is survived by her daughter, Eleanor Adam of Horseheads; son, Arnold (Shirley) Birchwale of The Villages, FL; sons-in-law, Roger Ruefer of Mahwah, NJ and John Hopper of Middletown, NY. She was a loving mother and grandmother to a huge family of 10 grandchildren, Barbara Murphy of Cambridge, NY, Stuart Ruefer of Marianna, AK, Steven (Sheryl) Birchwale of Wantage, NJ, Carol Birchwale of Middletown, NY, Jason Adam of Garden Grove, CA, Michael (Kathy) Adam of Horseheads, NY, Robert (Lisa) Adam of Fairfield, CA, Kristen (Daniel) Edge, Michael (Kathryn) Hopper and Kathryn (James) Lucas all from Middletown, NY; 12 great grandchildren, Shawn (Jennifer) Ruefer of Kingsport, TN, Margarthe Ruefer of Knoxville, TN, Joseph Murphy of Saratoga Springs, NY, Jason Adam of Elmira, NY, Brittany Adam of Myrtle Beach, SC, Cody Adam of Horseheads, NY, Lauren Edge of Middletown, NY Apollo and Maverick Adam of Fairfield, CA, Dean Lucas of Middletown, NY and John and Lucille Hopper of Middletown, NY; and 4 great great grandchildren, Patrick, Gabriel, Sylar and Celestra Ruefer all of Kingsport, TN. It was Marion's wishes that there be no calling hours and services be held at the convenience of the family.