Gerardo Marini

August 23, 1939 - August 22, 2016

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: August 27, 2016

Place of Service Nativity BVM

Gerardo Marini, 76, of Tunkhannock passed away peacefully at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on Aug. 22, 2016.  He was born on Aug. 23, 1939 and was the son of the late Cesare Marini and Maria Pia Petragnani.

Gerardo was a 1957 graduate of Easton High School and then served in the US Navy.  He went on to serve in the Pennsylvania State Police for approx. 27 years during which time he earned his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from King’s College.  After retiring from the state police, Gerardo held the position of Assistant Deputy Sheriff of Wyoming County for many years.  Gerardo enjoyed traveling, golfing, and watching his son, Marc, during his baseball career.

Gerardo is survived by his sons, Gerard Marini of Milan Italy, Marc Marini and his wife Sonia of Cincinnati Ohio, sister Enrica Marini Presto and husband, Anthony Presto, of Woodland Park, NJ, brother, Edward V. Platia and wife Rose Platia of Chevy Chase, MD, sister Maria Pia Platia and husband Michael Bookman of Tucson, AZ, and grandchildren, Sofia Alexandra Marini, and Marco Marini, and Gerardo’s beloved companion, Marlene Hardisky of Centermoreland.  He has also numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 1pm Saturday from the Nativity BVM Catholic church at 99 E. Tioga St. Tunkhannock.  A visitation will be held from 11am until the time of the service at the church.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Fund PO Box 7262 Hillsborough, NJ  08844-7262.  For online condolence visit

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