Obituaries

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Funeral Home Freitag Kenneth W Funeral Director

Relatives and friends are invited to the attend the funeral which will originate at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Monday morning February 18th at 10:30 and will be followed by an 11 o’clock Funeral Liturgy at The Parish of the Holy Cross/Church of the Immaculate Conception, 312 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton. The burial with military honors will follow at the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery in Hopewell Township. Friends will be received at the funeral home Monday morning from 8:30 until 10:30. Memorial contributions are suggested in Mr. Marino’s memory to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.

Obituaries » Salvatore C. “Sam” Marino, Jr

Salvatore C. “Sam” Marino, Jr., 93, of Upper Deerfield Township passed away Wednesday morning February 13, 2019 at Inspira Medical Center in Vineland after a brief illness.

Sam was the husband of the late Estella A. “Stella” Marino (nee DeFrancisco) who died in December of 2014. They had been married for 64 years at the time of her passing. Mr. Marino was the last surviving of the children of Salvatore and Marie Agnes Sterantino Marino. He was born in Newport and had been an area resident all his life. He had lived at his current Upper Deerfield address for 57 years.

Mr. Marino was employed as a supervisor on “C” shift in the selecting department at the former Owens-Illinois Glass Company in Bridgeton. He retired at age 55 with more than 30 years of service.

A US Army Veteran of World War II, he proudly served his country in the European Theater as a medic. He was a lifelong member of The Parish of the Holy Cross/Church of the Immaculate Conception. He was a member of Post #1578 of the Catholic War Veterans sponsored by the church.

He was a passionate golfer and enjoyed playing most of the local golf courses. He was a “strong family man” who supported his grandchildren at their sporting events and proudly taught them to play golf.

He and his wife Stella loved to play bingo and Sam also loved going to the beach.
His survivors include two daughters, Denise M. Waller and her husband Albert “Shakey” Waller and Margo M. Gutowski and her husband Geary M. Gutowski Sr., six grandchildren, Geary Jr. (Lisa), Brandon, Nick (Whitney), Bobby, Joseph (Kayla) and AnnMarie (David), six great grandchildren, Michaelah, Brayden, Jozlynn, Sebastian, Jeremiah and Gabriel, one brother-in-law, John DeFrancisco and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Sam was predeceased by his daughter, Darlene A. McPherson on January 29th, an infant daughter, Deborah, at birth who was a twin to Denise and brothers, Everett, Pat, Paul and Joseph Marino and sisters, Bessie Rizzo, Concettta Rossello, Josephine Spatola Hustedde, Grace Perella, Jennie Shinn and Angie Smith.

Relatives and friends are invited to the attend the funeral which will originate at the Freitag Funeral Home, 137 W. Commerce St., Bridgeton on Monday morning February 18th at 10:30 and will be followed by an 11 o’clock Funeral Liturgy at The Parish of the Holy Cross/Church of the Immaculate Conception, 312 N. Pearl Street, Bridgeton.

The burial with military honors will follow at the Cumberland County Veterans Cemetery in Hopewell Township.

Friends will be received at the funeral home Monday morning from 8:30 until 10:30.

Memorial contributions are suggested in Mr. Marino’s memory to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517.