About Marcia Lee Baranyi Tribute Donations

Marcia Lee Baranyi, 76, of Oak Ridge, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. 

She was born June 14, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Leon and Hulda Eckberg Johnson. 

Mrs. Baranyi received a bachelor of nursing from Columbia University. She worked as a head nurse in orthopedics at the University of Michigan Hospital and for 23 years in obstetrics at Methodist Medical Center, retiring in 2006. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Girl Scouts leader, Atomic City Aquatic Club (ACAC) volunteer for many years, active in Creative Memories scrapbooking and held amateur radio license N4PXQ.

Her family and downhill skiing were her two passions in life. She enjoyed many ski trips with her children, and later her grandchildren. After becoming legally blind in her sixties, Foresight Ski Guides of Vail, Colorado was the group that could continue to bring her the thrill, freedom and joy of skiing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Mark Johnson.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Baranyi; son, Jeff Baranyi (Deanna) of Boulder, CO; daughter, Susan Tinger (Darin) of Golden, CO; and son, Scott Baranyi (Susan) of Melrose, MA; sister-in-law, Mary Johnson; sister, Kathy Sommers (Dale); brother, Jim Johnson (Kim) all of Grand Rapids, MI; six grandchildren, Jackson and Ava Baranyi; Sadie Tinger; and Joseph, William and Reid Baranyi; and three close, young friends, Maya, Isaac and Aliza of Karns, TN.

Memorial gifts made to Foresight Ski Guides in honor of Marcia Baranyi will bring the joy of skiing to the visually impaired.