Marissa Border

Obituary of Marissa Anne Border

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It is with great sorrow we, the family of Marissa Anne Border, announces her passing on October 21, 2022, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Marissa Anne was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1999. She is the daughter of Terri Yanick of Evansville, Indiana and John Border of Middletown, Pennsylvania.


Marissa had a great love of music, sports, and helping people. She could sit and talk for hours about all types of music and sports. She had many musical gifts, as well. She sang in chorus at school, was a member of marching band, pep band, and jazz band at school. For a period she lived in Houlton, ME where she was a member of the community band. She could play multiple musical instruments, but her love was the tenor sax.


She got great joy from helping people, even those she didn't know. If she wasn't able to help, would try to find someone who could. In her short 23 years with us, she brought so much joy and happiness to those who loved her, and she will be greatly missed.


She is survived by: her mother, Terri Yanick of Evansville, IN; her father, John Border of Middletown, PA; brothers, Herbert Donten of Pittsburgh, PA, and Daniel Donten, and his wife, Emily of Lebanon, PA; maternal great- grandmother, Kate Gardner, of Palmyra, PA; paternal grandmother, Linda Swoyer; aunts, Tammy Saunders, and her husband, Victorio, Mary Kate Remilinger, of Lebanon, PA; Tina Kirkpatrick, and her husband, John, of Jonestown, PA; nieces and nephews, Herbert, Wyatt, Benjamin, Sidney, Cameron, Giselle, Davion, Daniel, and Mason; cousins, Brittany, Damien, Austin, Corey, Nathan, Emerson, and Ethan; paternal aunt, Debbie Conzelmann, and her husband, James; uncle, Larry Border; cousins, Chad Conzelmann, Ashley Weaber, Adam Border and Danielle Border; and her many aunties, uncles and cousins on Guam.


Marissa is predeceased by: maternal grandparents, Gloria Jean and Herbert Donten, Jr.; great-grandfather, Richard Gardner; cousin, John I Kirkpatrick, III; and paternal grandfather, Tony Swoyer.


A service celebrating Marissa's life will be in Lebanon, Pennsylvania at a later date. The family is in dire need of assistance to help cover her funeral expenses. If you would like to assist the fund raising efforts, you may make a donation either using PayPal or GoFundMe In advance, the family thanks you for your contributions and sharing your love for Marissa.


Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at

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