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Official Obituary of

Marilyn Margaret Kashat

May 11, 1937 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Marilyn Kashat Obituary



 Funeral ServiceSaturday, March 9, 2024

Instate  9:30 am          Mass 10:30am

St. Edith Catholic Church

15089 Newburgh Road

Livonia, MI  48154


Memorial Contributions can be made out to:

Little Sisters of the Poor


Marilyn Margaret Kashat, age 86 of Howell, formerly of Livonia, went home to be with our Lord on March 6, 2024.  

Marilyn was born to the late Victor and Patricia Randall on May 11, 1937. She was the second oldest of 12 brothers and sisters. She was born and raised in Detroit and attended Christ the King elementary school and Mercy High School. At the age of 16, Marilyn was called to Jesus where she entered the Little Sisters of the Poor Roman Catholic religious order.  

For 10 years she served the Lord by caring for seniors in the home of the Little Sisters and cooked for staff and residents.

Before making her final vows to the sisterhood, Marilyn had a different calling to have a family and be a mother.

After joining the workforce and teaching herself how to drive, she met the love of her life, a handsome immigrant, her future husband, Amir Kashat. They would have been married 60 years on May 2, 2024.

Marilyn was a devoted wife and mother and, together she and Amir raised 3 children. Marilyn ran a craft business with her father early in her marriage, and taught decoupage and other craft classes. She was a talented dollmaker having produced hundreds of porcelain and laced draped dolls, mostly for her collection and close family and friends. When her kids came home from school, they often found her at the kitchen table hand painting the dolls, making porcelain flowers and crafting their outfits. 

Marilyn’s favorite style was Victorian and many dolls carried that theme in their clothing, hair and accessories. 

Marilyn, as the matriarch, was known for many things, including being a fabulous cook always ensuring her friends and family were well fed when they came to visit. She loved to entertain and prided herself on  providing unique and delicious entrees. She learned to cook Chaldean food and it became a fast favorite among her family. 

Marilyn was a giver.  She was generous beyond words. For Marilyn to give much was to receive much. 

She was blessed with grandchildren, her Six Angels as she referred to them.

Christmas was her most favorite holiday. She delighted in spoiling her children and grandchildren with more gifts than they ever needed and so much love. She had a big heart and they knew they were very loved by her. 

Her favorite things in this world were her love for God, her husband, and  being a mother to her children: Tony, Tina and Kevin; and a grandmother to her grandchildren; Karlie, Allyssa, Joshua, Jake, Cooper and Ava Marilyn-Rose, and great granddaughter, Sophia. 

Marilyn never wavered in her faith. She encouraged her family to love the Lord, say your prayers and go to mass. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Patricia Randall.  She was the cherished wife of Amir Kashat; Beloved mother of Anthony (Mary), Tina (Dan) Casoli, and Kevin (Angela).  Treasured Grandma of Karlie (Jacob) Satin, Allyssa Kashat, Joshua Kashat, Jake Casoli, Cooper Casoli, and Ava Casoli.  Adored great-grandma of Sophia Satin.  

Marilyn is also survived by siblings; Sist. Mary Patricia Randall, Mike Randall, Liz Newton, Peg Kazmarski (Ted), Joe Randall (Cyndi), Jerry Randall (Penny), and Terri Haskell; and brother-in-law, Ken Brach and sisters-in-law, Sue Randall, Nancy Randall, and Ellen Randall. 

 She is preceded in death by her parents; Victor and Patricia (Farmer) Randall, and siblings; Vic Randall, Rosemary Charron (Tom), Phil Randall, Tony Randall, Mary Brach, brother-in-law Bob Newton.

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March 9, 2024

9:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Funeral Mass
March 9, 2024

10:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154


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