Marilyn M. Hribar, 68, of Columbus, Ohio, passed peacefully on February 12th, 2022, at Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital from complications related to Type 1 Diabetes. She was born May 21, 1953, in Euclid, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, Zvonimar and Sylvia Hribar.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Phil Chevallard, stepson Jason Chevallard (Janet), granddaughters Annabel and Julia, all of Simpsonville, SC; her brother Allan Hribar (Janet) of Pittsburgh, PA; sister Janet Bingham (Irvin) of Loveland, CO; many nieces and nephews; and loving friends Guy and Connie Poliseno.
Marilyn graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology. After graduation she worked as a microbiologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus until her retirement in 2017.
A long time Buckeyes fan, Marilyn and Phil particularly enjoyed football season, regardless of the outcome. She was a longtime member of the St. Thomas Moore Newman Center on the OSU campus. As members of the singing group at Newman, Marilyn and Phil’s relationship grew from close friends to loving spouses and they were married in 1994.
No matter the circumstances, Marilyn maintained a positive outlook on life. She battled many medical consequences of juvenile diabetes with the loving support of her husband and family. Marilyn greatly enjoyed gardening as a creative and relaxing activity. Her backyard gardens were a source of pride and great joy and she spent as much time as possible with her hands in the dirt.
Always excited about the prospects of traveling, she and Phil loved to explore new locations. They particularly enjoyed travel to the Southwest, where they immersed themselves in Native American culture. Their home was full of reminders of these experiences.
A lifelong animal lover, Marilyn had once contemplated living on a farm. After college she adopted a dog and from that point, they became constants in her life. Haiku, Freddie, Frisky, Rosie and Archie were her “kids” and they brought her and Phil much love and constant companionship.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, May 21 at 9 am at the St. Thomas More Newman Center, 64 West Lane Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Marilyn’s memory to the Capital Area Humane Society.