AMerican Veteran 11

John Sebastian Marchese

January 24, 1934 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

John  S. Marchese (Gino) , a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, was born January 24th, 1934, in Newark, New Jersey to Sebastian John Marchese and Theresa E. De Stefano. After a long and active life, he passed away peacefully December 2nd, 2021, with his family by his side at a local hospital.

John is survived by his beloved wife Joanne Spino Marchese whom he married June 8th, 1957, his children John (Joe) Joseph (Mary) and Lisa Marie Marchese, grandchild Gianna Marie Marchese, and many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

John lived an active and well-traveled life earning a degree from the University of Georgia, the title of Private First Class with an honorable discharge from the US Army, and had a highly successful career as a Boeing Executive; commercial Airplane Division retiring after 42 years in 1999.

John was a gifted and lifelong athlete who loved and excelled in sports. An avid golfer who enjoyed spending time at his Palm Desert home golfing with family and friends. John had a love for baseball, played at the college level, and loved the New York Yankees from a very early age. John also cherished time spent with his granddaughter and was always present to encourage and support her various athletic contests and games.

John was very involved in clubs and a long-time member of the Italian Club of Seattle, the West Seattle Italian Civic Club, and long-time member of Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America #1390 Seattle Fedele Lodge where he held several offices and served in various leadership positions.

Cherished friend and colleague to many, always very generous with his time and the first one to lend a helping hand to others, he will be greatly missed by family and community alike. 

We will miss you always and love you forever.


Services

Rosary
Wednesday
December 15, 2021

10:15 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
3216 West Barrett Street
Seattle, WA 98199

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
December 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Fatima Church
3216 West Barrett Street
Seattle, WA 98199

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