Vincent A. Marino JrJanuary 17, 2008
Watervliet - Vincent A. Marino Jr.,83, died Thursday, January 17, 2008, surrounded by his loving family after a long courageous struggle with cancer.
Born in Troy on October 8, 1924, Vincent was the son of the late Vincent Anthony Marino Sr. and Mafalda (Polverino) Marino and devoted husband for 57 years of Theresa Mary Fazioli Marino.
A resident of Troy for most of his life, he graduated from Troy High School in 1942. He continued his education at RPI until it was interrupted to serve in the US Army during World War II. At the conclusion of the war he returned to complete his studies at RPI. He received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in January of 1949.
His distinguished career of nearly thirty-eight years with the New York State Office of General Services began with his assignment in August of 1949 at the St. Lawrence State Hospital in Ogdensburg, New York. Throughout his career, Vincent's knowledge and field experience have been relied on for high voltage work, power plant construction, computer areas, as well as the routine inspection of all mechanical and electrical work. Some of the facilities under his supervision were Dannamora Prison, Coxsackie facility, Lake Placid Ski Run, Empire State Plaza, the State Universities and many more state buildings in Albany and in the northeast districts.
Vincent received many commendations for his handling of both mechanical and electrical emergency situations. His expertise in resolving an extensive electrical outage at the State University at Plattsburgh in 1973 is one example of his keen ability to identify and solve a problem. His integrity was reflected in his professional work as well as his personal life. He took great pride in the care of his home and lawn. He loved vacationing in Florida and especially visiting his children.
Vincent was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at Christ Sun of Justice. He belonged to the Watervliet Elks, served on the Board of Seton Auxiliary, and was a member of the Professional Engineering Society for many years.
Vincent was the proud and loving father of Dr. Christine McKeever (Thomas) of Maryland, Dr. Vincent Marino of Colorado, Dr. Michael Marino (Mary) of Long Island, Maria Nering (William) of California, and Gerard Marino (Patricia) of New Hampshire. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicholas, Kristen, Michael, and Mark Marino, and Jennifer and Allen Marden. He is also survived by his siblings Mary Marino of Troy and Anna St. John (Robert) of Troy, a sister-in-law, Carol Marino Delano and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Pasquale Marino.
The family would like to send a special thank you to NY Oncology - Drs. Cunningham and Resta, Beth, Sandy, Frankie, and Mary, and also to the staff at the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, especially Tim Raymond, Ernie Piazza and Penny Singley.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 10:00 AM at Christ Sun of Justice where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Edward Kacerguis, Pastor.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 PM.
Entombment St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum in Troy.
Contributions may be made in memory of Vincent Marino to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Boulevard Rensselaer, NY 12144 or Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Road Latham, NY 12110.