Stephen M. "Bozo" Marcinko, North Scranton, died Monday at Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness. His wife, the former Ann Marie Burnis, preceded him in death.
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Born in Jessup, son of the late Stephen and Mary Kurtak Marcinko, he was educated in Jessup schools. A proud Army veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of many awards, including the Purple Heart. Before retirement, he was employed as an operating engineer for several area construction companies, including Gasparini Construction and PACE. An exceptional mechanic, he could fix anything. Airplanes were his passion; a licensed pilot, he enjoyed flying all airplanes.
He was a member of St. Stephen's Booster Club, Jessup VFW Post 5544, Knights of Columbus, IUOE Union Local 542 and Mary, Mother of God Parish.
Surviving are two sons, Richard and wife, Barbara; and Stephen Jr. and wife, Christine, all of Jessup; two daughters, Patty and husband, Paul Doyle, Moscow; and Marilyn and husband, Lawrence Hartshorn, Scranton; seven grandchildren, Michael Marcinko, Stephen Marcinko IV, Lisa and Greg Doyle, Alysha, Amanda and Lawrence Hartshorn; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Wolfe, Factoryville; and Margaret Smiegal, Mount Cobb.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Griffin.
The funeral will be Friday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. Interment with military honors will follow at Holy Ghost Cemetery, Jessup.
Friends may call Thursday, 4 to 8 p.m. Visit www.solfanel lifiorillofuneralhome.com for information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 30, 2013