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Owen Funeral Home

12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, GA

OBITUARY

Antonio Benjamin Mari

March 26, 1977June 20, 2018
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Antonio Benjamin Mari, age 41, passed away on June 20, 2018. Antonio was born on March 26, 1977 in Atlanta, GA, son of Umberto Mari and Charlotte Driskell. Antonio graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University. Antonio began his teaching career at Cass High School in 2000 teaching History and Advanced Placement European History and also served as a department head for the Social Studies Department. During his time at Cass High School he attended John Marshall University, where he received his Juris Doctorate. In 2011 Antonio opened The Law Office of Antonio Mari in Cartersville, GA, where he practiced family law. Antonio was a true lover of life and lived every day with absolute optimism and enthusiasm. He excelled in everything he set out to achieve and failure was never an option. Fourteen years ago, Antonio met and married the love of his life and the light of his world, Stephanie Crumbley Mari. Together they enjoyed watching Scifi and horror movies, attending concerts, playing video and board games, boating, kayaking and traveling to New Orleans and Key West, just to name a few. Those that knew Antonio, will remember him always being a gentleman, always offering a smile and a warm hello and his glowing positive attitude. He is already missed, but will never be forgotten. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Bob and Syble Driskell. Antonio is survived by his father, Umberto (Kathi) Mari; his mother, Charlotte Driskell; his loving wife, Stephanie Mari; brother, Nicholas (Karen Kaiser) Mari; nieces, Isabella Mari and Emily Scholz; mother-in-law, Jerry Crumbley; nephews, Jeremy (Abby) Estes and William (DeenaLu) Davis; brother-in-laws, Ian (Sherry) Doby and Timothy Crumbley; sister-in-law, Cyndi Davis; god-daughter, Brooke Anderson; god-sons, Micah and Issac Bone; two very precious fur babies, Chupa and Nola. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted at four o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday, June 24, 2018 in the chapel of Owen Funeral Home, with Rev. Kenny Jacobs officiating. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family for two hours prior to service time at Owen Funeral Home. In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial donations may be made in Antonio’s honor to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the on-line register. Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 24, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Karen Taylor

July 12, 2018

Mr. Mari worked diligently on a case for me that ended with such positive results. He was very empathetic and eager to resolve the situation, which he did. He was an amazing attorney and person. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet and work with him. My condolences to all his loved one.

Karen Taylor

Charlotte Mari

June 28, 2018

To my firstborn, I will miss you so much! The way you would walk in the back door with your special "Hi Mom!' Your way of telling a story to make it always entertaining. Your passion and total emersion into every thing you ever did and your desire to share your experiences with everyone. You knew how to keep me laughing! You truly loved life and you are gone way too soon. I will miss you forever. You were always mischievous and getting into "situations" and I would try to let you know that it was wrong but was secretly amused at whatever you had done. You know I am not religious but I have to believe that your energy has been released into the universe and I can feel you all around me and it is a comfort. I can feel you standing behind me as I write this. I can't believe that the same world would allow the evil that killed you. I know that that man was demented in some way but I think that he probably had people that cared about him also, so I am trying to forgive him and not be bitter but it is so hard. My heart goes out to his children. I will try to embody all of the good things that you were and I will try to watch over Stephanie, the love of your life. Wish I had one more hug. Be free and fly high. Have an adventure. Love Mom.

Loree Anderson

June 27, 2018

My beautiful friend Stephanie brought Antonio into our lives and I know he would be the perfect man for her, and he was, and I am thankful to him for loving my friend so very much. I am also thankful to Stephanie, because whether you spent an hour or a year with Antonio, your life was somehow touched by him forever. He was a Man among Men, such a gentleman you rarely encounter. The world is a lot darker without his light. My heart is with my friend, and both their families, as they learn their new normal.

Judith Lee

June 24, 2018

We havent been around Antonio a lot since he went away to college. But we have lots of good memories of him as he grew up. He could always come up with fun activities for himself, Nick and Trae every summer. He was always up beat, witty, and intelligent. We all knew he would succeed at whatever he chose to do in life.. and HE DID.. Prayers for his wife and all of his family. You will be missed by all who knew and loved you, Antonio.

Alexis Tucker

June 24, 2018

Mr. Mari was my teacher in 2007. I graduated the following year in 2008. It is partially because of him that I became an educator. He made a subject I did not find interesting more enjoyable and he was one of the kindest teachers I’ve ever had. I currently teach for DODEA in Germany to children in kindergarten whose families are stationed here and that is in part to him due to the inspiration he instilled in me. My heart is with his family & friends at this time.

Sharika Weems

June 22, 2018

Mr. Mari You Were My Teacher At Cass High School.
I Could Talk To You About Anything. When I Was Going Through Things You Always Encouraged Me. I Just Want To Thank You! I'll Never Forget You Sir! R.I.P. And My Prayers To Mr. Mari Family!

Joseph Mari

June 22, 2018

Family always and forever!!! This was the last photo I got to take with him. Breaks my heart he’s gone but I know he's watching over us all. One of the kindest souls you could ever meet. You will be truly missed... RIP Antonio

Cierra Poston

June 22, 2018

You are loved by so many; I hope you knew how many people cared for you! You're so missed already! Prayers for your wife and family in this horrible tragic time and for the years to come. I guess you'll be watching your UGA football from upstairs. We will say a big GO DAWGS for you! Thank you for being such an amazing person and attorney. You gave me so much advice to carry through life not just legal advice. It was an honor to know you. Rest easy my friend.

Cindy H Ingram

June 22, 2018

For almost eight years " BUDDY"as I often called Antonio supported, directed and joked me through my legal matters. He was more than my attorney, I prefer to call him friend and fellow UGA Dawg fan. Many hours through the years we shared our life experiences. Thank you dear friend for your compassion, sense of humor, support and fighting like a lion on my legal matters.
In closing, a rising star has been extinguished but will forever live with in us.
#GoDawgs at the thrown of our Father God 💔🐾

Kayla Brock

June 22, 2018

Mr. Mari was one the most genuine man but I have ever met in my entire life and he was so loving and so caring and he understood where I was coming from and he never question anything that I had gone wrong and I always came to him with my problems back in school and my momma love him too and it just breaks my heart that this happened to a one-of-a-kind man and I can only hope that he finds peace and Heaven and that he watches over everyone..

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