Marilyn Ann Dockery, 77, of Oakland, New Jersey passed away on Saturday January 21, 2023. She was born December 4, 1945 to Michael and Mary Komar. Marilyn and her three sisters Kathy, Micki and Ann Marie were raised in Elmwood Park, NJ. After high school, Marilyn attended Montclair State where she obtained a Business degree. She was a Real Estate agent for over 30 years.
Marilyn was blessed with three wonderful boys-Eric, Keith and Jason Duncan. She moved to Oakland in 1977 where she lived until her death. Marilyn was very involved with her children’s activities in Oakland Recreation. She coached their baseball teams and was the first woman president of the Oakland Baseball Association. She also cheered them from the sidelines at their football games.
Marilyn married the love of her life, James Dockery, in 1992. They had a wonderful 19 years together until his death in 2011. After Jim’s death, Marilyn became a crossing guard for the Borough of Oakland. She took great pride in her job and enjoyed interacting with the children she crossed each day. She retired as a crossing guard in September 2022.
Marilyn took pleasure watching her grandchildren grow up. She attended many school and athletic events and was their biggest cheerleader.
Marilyn is survived by her sons Eric Duncan of Oakland, NJ; Keith Duncan and his wife Jennifer of Florida; and Jason Duncan and his wife Lisa of Oakland, NJ. She also leaves behind her grandchildren-Bryan, Matthew, Jared, Rachel and Levi.
A viewing and funeral service will be held Friday January 27, 2023 from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436. The burial will be held at 10:45 am on Saturday January 28, 2023 at Redeemer Cemetery, 90 Chapel Road, Mahwah, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Oakland First Aid Squad, PO Box 5, Oakland, NJ 07436.