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Christopher Joseph Marion, age 78, of Washington, died Friday, December 1, 2017, in UPMC – Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born December 9, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Christopher Joseph and Mary Santelli Marion. Mr. Marion graduated from Aspinwall High School, attended Youngstown State University and Duquesne University, and served in the Army. He was a Pennsylvania State Police Officer for 30 years and worked with the U.S. Marshals Service for 17 years. A devout Catholic, Mr. Marion was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family as well as his dog, whom he loved, and liked trains. Mr. Marion was proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed a meal of pasta. On April 22, 1978, he married Carol Abraham, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Michael Marion, of Washington, three daughters, Andrea (Philip) Sullivan, of North Huntington, Christine (Michael) Dunkle, of Meyerstown, and Julie (James) McGrody, of North Huntington; a brother, Paul (Michele) Marion, of Center Township, three sisters, Gemma McLay, of Monroeville, Cabrina (James) Vioral, of Gibsonia, and Marie Savko, of Oakmont; seven grandchildren, Andrew Bernett, Jordan Bernett, Alexandra Bernett, Philip Sullivan, Ryan Dunkle, Colton Dunkle, and James McGrody; two great-grandchildren, Arley and Harper Weaver; and two children from a previous marriage, Matthew Marion and Melissa Nowakowski. Deceased is a grandson, Brandon Bernett. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in WILLIAM G. NEAL FUNERAL HOMES, LTD., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, in Immaculate Conception Church, 119 West Chestnut Street, Washington. Entombment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to State Police Canine Fund, 175 E. Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. Additional information and guestbook are available on line at
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2017
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