SPRING GLEN - Our loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, John Marasco, age 90, passed away peacefully Jan. 27, 2011 with his loving wife Joy at his bedside.
He was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Spring Glen to Ross and Rosa Pinarelli Marasco.
Married Emma Marie Passarella Oct. 11, 1940, she passed away Oct. 17, 1982.
Married Joy H. Milano Sept. 29, 2000 in Price.
John was a lifelong resident of Carbon County and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. He honorably served in the US Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW Post 2379 and a retired member of the U.M.W.A. Castle Gate local 8622, with 50 years of dedicated service in the coal industry and a member of the Price Elks Lodge 1550.
Survived by his loving wife, Joy Marasco, Spring Glen; son, Richard J. (Darlene) Marasco, Woodinville, Wash; daughter, Janice (Jerry) Shaff, Elko, Nev; three step-children, John and Dan Milano, Linda Olsen and their spouses; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma; brother, Tony Marasco, sister, Antonette Pero.
Funeral Mass, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, 10 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper.
Vigil service, Monday evening 7 p.m. at the church in Helper. Family will be at the church Monday and Tuesday one hour prior to service. Entombment, Price City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of John online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.