The County College of Morris community mourns the passing of Mary Bilinkas, founding director of College Information, on February 14, 2011.
Formerly of Randolph, Mary, 89, retired to Chandler, Ariz., after 20 years as director of college information at CCM. Born in Oxford, N.C., Mary graduated from Juanita College in 1943 and had a successful 14-year career with two newspapers. She was often called upon to write speeches or press releases, and won many awards for her efforts. She was also proud to be the first woman to achieve a number of positions and honors. Together with her late husband, Ed, she helped raise over $1 million for the Muscular Dystrophy.
Mary is survived by five children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In her honor, donations can be made to M.D.A. or your local hospice group.
Memorial services will be held at the Bunker Family Funeral Home in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m.