Charles Marodi, 88, formerly of Marianna, died Saturday morning, August 12, 2017, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township. He was born February 26, 1929, in Tower Hill, Fayette County, a son of Alex and Julia Postick Marodi. Mr. Marodi was a graduate of West Bethlehem Township High School.
On September 16, 1950, in Marianna, he married Viola "Honey" Doty, who died October 9, 2006. A U.S. veteran, he served in Germany during the Korean War as a corporal in the U.S. Army . After 30 years of service, he retired from the former BethEnergy Mines, where he worked as a fire boss at the Moore Portal.
He was a former member of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in West Brownsville. Mr. Marodi was a member of Steele-Lillie American Legion Post 744 and United Mine Workers of America Local 2874, both of Marianna. Surviving are children Vickie Knizner (Frank) of Deemston Borough, Alex Marodi (Annette) of Pittsburgh and Tim Marodi (Randi) of Bentleyville; 11 grandchildren, Jason Knizner (fiancé Jamie), Ashley Sharpnack (Brook), Christopher Knizner (Erin), Danielle Marodi, Aaron Marodi, Luke Marodi, Rachel Kittka (Ben), Anna Marodi, Leah Marodi, Abigail Marodi and Katherine Marodi; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Matthew Knizner; a brother, George Marodi (Lorena) of the state of California; and several nieces and nephews. Deceased, in addition to his wife, are a son, Danny Marodi, and a brother, Mike Marodi. Friends are welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255.
Private services will be held Tuesday, August 15, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas officiating. Interment in Saints Mary and Ann Cemetery, Marianna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Marianna Community Public Library, P.O.
Box 457, Marianna, PA 15345.
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