MARINO, John B., 91, of Columbus formerly of Steubenville, died in the loving arms of his family at home, Monday, April 8, 2013.
He was born December 16, 1921, in Ellwood City, PA.
John grew up as a devoted son and a dearly loved brother in Baltimore, Md., where he became an auto mechanic in his teen years. He served as a Gunner's Mate, 1st Class in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USS Might.
Upon meeting Mary, the love of his life, John moved to Steubenville where he became a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony Men's Club, PAC, VFW and American Postal Workers Union. Throughout his years he was employed at Pietro DiNovo and Son, Mosti Funeral Home, Weirton Steel and retired from the U.S. Post Office.
During his 61 years of marriage to Mary, John was a most loving and devoted husband and father to their four children. He was later equally cherished by his daughters-in-law, son-in- law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucia Barracchini Marino, father, Ernesto Marino, sister, Carmela Micriotti, brothers, Mario and Rocco and most recently, his beloved wife, Mary.
John will be deeply missed by children, Janet Seehafer (Russ), John (Brenda) (former wife Peggy), Jim (Carol) and Joe (Susy); nine grandchildren; nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends.
John's legacy will always be most gratefully remembered by his family, his friends and his neighborhood as being the most willing and able person to fix whatever needed fixing, be it cars, appliances, homes or lawnmowers. John's reward was the opportunity to help others. He served as Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony's and delivered Communion to homebound parishioners. He also volunteered at St. John's Hospital, installing in-home medical alert systems. He often said, "Give until it hurts, then give a little more."
Visitation for John will be held Friday, April 12 from 4-8 p.m. at the Mosti Funera Home, Sunset Chapel, 4435 Sunset Blvd. Steubenville. A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church on Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. followed by his burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. There will be a vigil service at 7:45 pm Friday
Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Rosary Church.
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