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Paul J. Marcinko, Sr.
July 25, 1927 - October 29, 2016
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Paul J. Marcinko, Sr., age 89, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away Saturday evening at home, after an illness. His beloved wife of 50 years, Nettie Hughes Marcinko, preceded him in death on February 3, 2000.
Born on July 25, 1927, Paul was the son of the late John and Agnes Rogan Marcinko. A graduate of Old Forge High School, Class of 1945, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy upon graduation. Prior to his well-deserved retirement, he worked at the Pittston Lumber Company for 50 years. A longtime member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, he was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 4954, both of Old Forge.
A sports fan, his favorite hobby had been collecting baseball cards. He was an adoring father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by three children, Paul J. Marcinko, Jr., and wife Jeanne of Chesapeake, Virginia, Daurice Castelli of Scott Twp., and Laurie Hannick and husband Richard of Old Forge, with whom Paul resided; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Marcinko Gabello of Old Forge; and nieces and nephews.
A son, Bernard (Bernie) Marcinko; brothers, William and John Marcinko; and a son-in-law, Charles Castelli, also preceded him in death.
His family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff of Traditional Home Health and Hospice, especially nurses Megan and Michelle, for the amazing care and compassion given to both Paul and his family.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Wednesday at 9:15AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, 620 S. Main Street in Old Forge, to be celebrated by Rev. August A. Ricciardi, Pastor. Interment with full military services by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Old Forge.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday between 4-7:00PM at the funeral home.