The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001038810-01
Funeral Notices

MARILYN AKRIDGE SCHANK Marilyn Akridge Schank passed away October 7, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born September 26, 1927 in Santa Monica to Roby and Lucile Akridge. After the death of her father in 1934, she and her mother moved to Salt Lake City. She earned a BS in Sociology from the University of Utah and a masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley. She also attended the Pasadena Playhouse. In 1960 she married Robert Edward Schank, a widower with 5 children she adopted and raised while managing a social work career. In 1962 the family moved to Hawaii where she continued her career. She traveled extensively, enjoyed the fine arts, practiced real estate, ran the Honolulu Marathon, and hiked the Inca Trail. She was a member of several professional organizations, the Outrigger Canoe Club and Rotary. She is survived by her children: Eric, Carol, Jonathan, Sam, and Tito; grandchildren: Verne, Maile, Aaron, and Alexandra; and great-grand- children: Alihilani, Olivia, and Zane. Visitation: 9:00 a.m. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Monday Oct. 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on 622 N. Judd St. No flowers, donations to the Hawaii Vocal Arts Ensemble, PO Box 93, Kailua, HI 96734.