David D. Marchetti, 59, of the Fox Hill section of Plains Township, passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2013, peacefully in his sleep at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, after a lengthy illness.
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He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 10, 1953, a son of the late Gino and Leonora DeBarry Marchetti.
He was a 1971 graduate of Plains Memorial High School. He worked in construction with Local 158 Heavy and Highway Construction and most recently at Standard Parking at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport until the time of his illness. He was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township.
A hard-working man that always put his family first, his true love in life was his wife and daughter. Always ready to help others in need, he was a recipient of the Pennsylvania State Police Outstanding Citizenship Award in 1990. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and loved to share his many trophy game stories with everyone. Dave could always be found smiling at the poker machines at Mohegan Sun. But, most of all, he was a family man that brought much happiness and a smile to those around him. He will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Gino and Leonora Marchetti; nephew, Bruce Marchetti; father-in law, Joseph Walkowiak.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Walkowiak Marchetti, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage; daughter, Michelle Marchetti, Plains Township; brother, Gino Marchetti, and his wife, Joan, Plains Township; niece, Nancy Marchetti Rock; mother-in-law, Charlotte Walkowiak.
A special thanks to Dr. James Tricarico and Dr. Mark Schiowitz for their knowledge and caring way through Dave's illness. Also the upmost gratitude is given to the staff at Timber Ridge Health Care Center, especially Cypress Hall, for all the care and compassion offered to Dave and his family. You are a credit to your profession and will never be forgotten.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Michael J. Mikelski Funeral Home, 293 S. River St., Plains Township. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Plains Township. Interment will be in the parish cemetery, Plains Township. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Published in Times Leader on May 3, 2013