James J. Marconi, 85, formerly of Hemlock Avenue in Kane, died early Monday morning, Oct. 28, 2013, at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born Feb. 7, 1928, in James City, he was the son of Enrico Henry and Anita Loveless Marconi. On May 27, 1950, in Kane, he married Rosella F. Rosie Fiscus, who died May 12, 2012.
After attending James City schools, Jim served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a military policeman. Later, he worked at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 26 years in quality control and as a machine operator. He also worked for Custom Floors in Kane for three years, Putnam & Green Construction Co. and Foster Grading Co., both in Bradford, and was a milkman for Kane Dairy.
Mr. Marconi was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, where he was a maintenance volunteer for many years. He was a longtime member of the Kane Lions Club, having received the Melvin Jones Award and had served as the club's president. A lifetime member of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, he was a leader of Boy Scout Troop 427 in Kane and volunteered at the Kane Food Pantry.
Surviving are seven daughters: Lorrie Apel of Winston-Salem, N.C., Ellen (Geoff) Perry, Sharlene Marconi and Anastasia Stacy Lindquist, all of Kane, Bernadine (Kenneth Howell) Marconi of Boise, Idaho, Libby (Thomas) Short of Falconer, N.Y., and Julie (David) Addy of Jeffersonton, Va.; two sons: James (Linda) Marconi of Boise, Idaho, and Father Ted Marconi of Erie; 18 grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren also survive, plus several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death, besides his wife and parents, are his brothers: Fred and John Marconi.
Friends may call at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home Inc. in Kane on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where the Lions Club will hold a service at 6:50 and a prayer service will be held at 8:45.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 p.m. on Saturday at St. Callistus Catholic Church with Father Philip Pinczewski, pastor, and Father Ted Marconi, pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish in Erie, concelebrating, and Bishop Lawrence T. Persico in attendance. Interment will follow in St. Callistus Cemetery.
His family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase St., Kane, PA 16735, or to The Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Drive, Kane.
Online condolences maybe expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.