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David Marnella

David Marnella

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Obituary

David P. Marnella, 80, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

He was born in Erie on November 25, 1938, the son of the late Philip and Margaret Lockovich Marnella.

David worked as a salesman at B Pio Inc. and retired in 2000. After retirement, he worked at Eastland and Rolling Meadows Bowling Lanes. He enjoyed staying in touch with the bowling community and having conversations with every visitor. He was very passionate about his Italian heritage. He was the past President of the Sons of Little Italy and a member of the Ice House Gang. Dave was an avid bowler and golfer, and of course a huge Yankees fan. He was extremely proud of his hole-in-one at Pine Island Club golf course in Georgia. He may have had many hobbies and passions, but his number one priority was his family. His wife, Frances, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, each and every one of them meant the absolute world to him.

Dave is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Frances Giamanco-Altadonna Marnella, a brother, James and Patty Marnella of Erie, PA, children, Kathryn and Kenneth Wenslow of Jasper, GA, Philip and Daria Marnella, Carol and Roger Harrington, Ann and Tom Chido, and Paul and Krista Marnella all of Erie, PA, eleven grandchildren, Michael, Jackie, Jordan, David, Mark, Ann, Maggie (Mag Pie), Stephanie, Catherine, Rosalee, and Cecilia, and eleven great-grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call on Tuesday at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 2502 Sassafras St. Erie, Pa 16502, from 2 pm until 7 pm and are invited to the Funeral Mass at 11 am on Wednesday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com

Burial is private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sons of Little Italy.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    2502 Sassafras St.
    Erie, PA 16502
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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Catholic Church
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Officiant
    Rev. Mark O'Hern
    Co-Celebrant
    Deacon Tony Alleruzzo

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Olino Portanova

Posted at 07:39pm
To Jim Marnella and family, I send my prayers for David and my thanks for his friendship, it meant something special for me.
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Fernando O Abad

Posted at 09:29pm
We send our deepest condolences to your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
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Posted at 12:28pm
On behalf of the entire ROSWELL Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Helen Dunkin, Chief of Police
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Bill Lowe

Posted at 09:22am
I know of Mr. Marnella’s devotion and love to his family and his community through the legacy of his grandson, Jordon Wenslow, with whom I have the honor of protecting and serving. It’s difficult to fully appreciate the challenges and difficulties for Mr. Marnella being born in an era where the entire world was at war. The historical record is clear that Mr. Marnella’s family and friends in Erie committed themselves to defend freedom and defeat evil - at any cost.

I am certain that the experiences Mr. Marnella witnessed seeing his neighbors join the military and helping in the war effort engrained in him – service to others first. Mr. Marnella benefited from being surrounded by people who were born in the “greatest generation.” There is no doubt from what a fine gentleman his grandson Jordan is that Mr. Marnella’s legacy will continue. Thank you, Sir!

Bill and Cathy Lowe
Roswell, Georgia
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Jill, Katelyn and Kelley

Posted at 09:12pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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