Sunrise 7-12-1949 Sunset 6-21-2021 “Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Marcia A. Selig, age 71, of Canton passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2021. Marcia was born and raised in Canton and was a 1967 graduate of Timken Vocational High School.
She is preceded in death by her brother, Dennis J. Carey, age 14 in 1966; father, James T. Carey in 1977; mother, Martha W. (Blackmer) Carey in 2011; husband, James E. Selig in 2015. She is survived by special cousins, Jim and Janice Coe of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, numerous cousins, “Little Sister,” Brenda Trusty (Husband Dave) of Canton, longtime friends, Carol G. and David S., special friends of Windsor Medical Center, Eric and Sandy.
Marcia was employed by Canton City Schools, as a secretary, at Fairmont Elementary for over 35 years under principals, Theron Schmidt, Dr. Joan Schory, William Quinn, Charles Wycoff. She was a member of ACBO (Am. Council of the Blind) and the Diebold Retirees Luncheon Club.
She had a passion for taking photographs, sending cards to family and friends, scrapbooking, playing piano, hot air balloon rides, she had many fond memories of making molded chocolates with her mother for over 50 years, and traveling. She enjoyed going to hot air balloon festivals in Battle Creek, MI, Macy day parades, Disneyland, Grand Canyon, Canada, Mexico, and many trips to Hawaii. She also traveled 8 countries in Europe, including England, Netherlands, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria. She also enjoyed an Alaskan cruise that she was able to take with her mother.
Despite her illness, she had a positive outlook and strong will to live, she had a great sense of humor, could talk to anyone and could find humor in almost any situation. She was a woman of faith and attended First Wesleyan Methodist Church from childhood to young adult. She really enjoyed music and her favorite radio station with Ricco on Sundays. One of her favorite sayings, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world!”
Per Marcia’s wishes there will be no service or calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to S.N.A.P. (Animal Attic) 3124 9th Street SW, Canton, OH 44710 and cards of condolences to: The Marcia Selig Family P.O. Box 7213 Canton, OH 44705.
“I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend, He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end, He noted that the first came her date of birth and spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years, For that dash represents all the time that she spent alive on earth, And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth. For it matters not how much we own; the cars, the house, the cash, what matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash. So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left, that can still be rearranged. If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand the way other people feel. And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before. If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile remembering that this special dash might only last a little while. So, when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash would you be proud of the things, they say about how you spent that dash? ……. By, Linda Ellis Please sign the tribute page.