She was born September 4, 1942, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Lucille Miller Humble.
Mrs. Niethamer graduated from John McDonogh High School in New Orleans in 1960. She attended Southern Methodist University for three years and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in languages in 1967.
Mrs. Niethamer worked as a companion for a disabled girl, as a sales clerk, a TWA stewardess, a bank teller, a physical education and German teacher in Homestead and Munhall, owner and operator of Western Hat Post store, a real estate agent and broker and an owner and partner in housing and apartment rentals in the Pittsburgh area, and was a stay-at-home mother.
She lived in Sweden and enjoyed traveling to England, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal and Cuba and later to Israel, Egypt, Mexico, Bahamas and Bermuda. She crossed the Atlantic aboard the SS United States and Cristoforo Colombo.
Mrs. Niethamer was very competitive and had lessons and participated in ice skating, ballet, horsemanship, swimming, playing piano, fencing, golf, tennis, bowling, badminton and bridge, where she achieved a rank of master. She enjoyed gambling and had two recent trips to The Meadows and Wheeling casinos.
On April 24, 1965, she married Gene Niethamer in Ingamar. He survives in Holbrook.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three daughters, Karin, wife of Rob Brunelle of Virginia Beach, Va., Ann McDewitt of Pitcairn and Janet Niethamer of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, Eric, Tanner, Nathan, Regan and Zach; and a sister, Linda, wife of Rich Romer of Aberdeen, N.J.
At the request of the family, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The family suggests donations be made to Stanley Marks Endowed Cancer Research Fund Development Center, UPMC Cancer Pavilion Suite 1B, 5150 Center Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Checks should be payable to UPCI. Please add In Memory of Marilyn Niethamer. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences at www.rushfunerlahomeinc.com.