In Loving Memory of Genevieve and Anthony Marincola
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Genevieve Margaret (Gingo) Marincola, 94, of Canyon Country, passed away on August 15th, 2013 after a short illness. Anthony Guy Marincola (aka Tony), 96, passed away on November 8th, 2013.
Genevieve was born on June 30th, 1919, in Watertown, New York. She graduated from Niagra Falls High School, then Trott Vocational School, and became a hairdresser, opening her own beauty salon, named "Genevieve's Beauty Salon". In June of 1940, Genevieve and Tony married. While Tony served in World War II, Genevieve did her part as a "Rosie the Riveter".
Anthony was born April 21st, 1917, in Watertown, New York. A child of the Great Depression, Tony worked as a young boy, delivering newspapers . He graduated from Watertown High School in June of 1935.
Tony enlisted in the United States Army during World War II. There he served as a Paratrooper in the 17th and 82nd Airborne Divisions. He fought in the infamous Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded by shrapnel on January 19th, 1945, earning him the Purple Heart Medal. He was discharged in February, 1946.
After the war was over, they welcomed their first daughter, Suzanne, in November of 1946. Nearly 13 years later, they welcomed their 2nd child, Donna, in June of 1959.
Job opportunities would lead the family to California in late 1959. After living in several locations in Southern California, they settled into their home in what is now Canyon Country. There, Genevieve worked for TG&Y, Brings Bakery, as well as Skyblue Mesa and Rio Vista Elementaries. Tony worked as a manager in retail for TG&Y, Pic-n-Save, and JJ Newberrys. He also ran the Tool Crib at Magic Mountain for several years prior to his retirement.
Tony was a past Governor of the Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and Honorary Mayor of Canyon Country in 1971. Tony was a member of the Veteran's Memorial Wall Committee. He also served as President of the 17th Airborne Association from 1961-1962. The couple ran the voting polls in their home for many years. They were original parishioners of St. Clare's Parish in Canyon Country.
Genevieve enjoyed her retirement years cooking, keeping her home, spending time with family, and taking care of her devoted husband. Tony spent his retirement years enjoying his computers, Dodger games, and attending local events honoring military personnel and their families.
The couple is survived by their daughters, Suzanne (Jim) Ward and Donna (Allan) Deans; 2 granddaughters, Terri Shelden and Lauren (Marc) Donatz; 2 grandsons, Gary Scott and Bradley Bergman; and 2 great grandsons, R.J. and Joshua Shelden.
A visitation was held on August 18th for Genevieve, and a mass was held at St. Clare's Catholic Parish on August 19th. She is interred at Eternal Valley.
A visitation for Tony will take place at Eternal Valley, located at 23287 North Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321, Friday November 15th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00. Funeral services will be at St. Clare's, located at 19606 Calla Way, Canyon Country, CA 91351 on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. Interment and Military Salute will be at Eternal Valley following the services.
Genevieve and Tony will be missed by their many friends and admirers, and by their family who are so very proud of their personal hero, and his sweet bride. The pain of their loss is lessened by the knowledge that they are now together in Paradise.
The Signal, November 13,2013
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