KURT M. MARINO - an avid cyclist, died Sunday, October 16, 2005. He was 47. He died shortly after collapsing on his bicycle while participating in a charity ride on FDR Drive in Manhattan. The cause of death was cardiac related.
The son of Frank and Terry Marino, Mr. Marino was born and raised in Cos Cob.
After graduating from Greenwich High School in 1976, Mr. Marino spent three years in the Air Force, after which he returned to Connecticut and earned a degree from the University of Connecticut.
In addition to cycling, Mr. Marino was passionate about literature and poetry and enjoyed debating politics and economics.
Surviving are his father, Frank Marino of Dennis MA; five sisters including fraternal twin Leslie Clarke of Aurora CO, Tracey O'Hara of Wilton CT, Jackie Marino of Burlington VT, Frances Bugbee of Charlestown MA, and Hope Straw of New York NY; one brother, Chris Marino of Mill Valley CA; and seven nieces and nephews.
A wake will be held at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. Greenwich on Thursday October 20th from 4 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 21st, at St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 30 West 26th Street, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10010.
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Published by GreenwichTime on Oct. 19, 2005.