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Eddie Marconi


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Eddie Marconi Obituary
San Pedro native, Eddie Marconi, whose life was the inspiration for the popular A Real San Pedran column, died January 8, 2011 at the age of 85. Mr. Marconi, the son of Italian immigrants Ettore Marconi and Anna Lazzaro, was born May 29, 1925. A member of the San Pedro High class of Summer 1944, he left school to join the Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Langley during World War II as a machinist, rising to the rank of petty officer second class. When he returned from the service, he drove for the Point Fermin bus line, owned by his mother and stepfather, Whitey Fugatti, until becoming a longshoreman. He retired from the ILWU, Foremens Local 94 in 1990 after nearly 40 years on the waterfront. His long association with the Metropolitan fruit dock earned him the nickname Eddie Orange. He and his wife, Rosemary, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June 2010. Mr. Marconi also is survived by his son, Steve (Deborah) of San Pedro; three grandchildren, Matthew (Elizabeth) Marconi of San Pedro, Christopher (Emily) Bryant of Houston and Shannon Bryant of Rancho Palos Verdes; three great-grandchildren; sister, Gerry (Larry) deCostar of Palos Verdes Peninsula; brother-in-law, Lawrence Tatman of Urbana, IL; and several nephews, nieces and cousins in the United States and Italy. The family wants to thank Sean Feniquito for his many years of service as a caretaker. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at McNerneys Mortuary, with services at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Green Hills Chapel followed by interment at Green Hills Memorial Park; he will be laid to rest alongside his two daughters. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Providence Trinity Care Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Dr., No. 230, Torrance CA 90505 (310-257-3533). You are welcomed to leave the family a message or share memories at mcnerneysmortuary.com. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 11, 2011
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