Hodges-Kiser Funeral Home

9231 Cypress Lake Drive, Fort Myers, FL


Michael Benjamin MARINO

November 21, 1927June 30, 2019

Michael Benjamin Marino 91, of Fort Myers Florida passed away peacefully on June 30, 2019. Michael (Mike) Marino was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years Patricia Ann Lyell Marino and grandson Patrick Andrew Marino. Survived by his brother James William Marino, children Michele G. Lukens, Steven L. Marino, Beth Ann Earich, Michael R. Marino, Teresa M. Mullin, and Patrick M. Marino. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Born in Akron, Ohio, graduated from East High School, and was a member of the Honor Society. Mike continued his education at the University of Akron and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Mike was an employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber for over 30 years, starting as a union rubber worker, moved up to supervisor, which lead to his position as an international trainer in Goodyear’s plant expansions throughout the world. Mike (Dad) was also instrumental in starting up the Ellet Pee Wee football team in Akron, serving as the team’s first commissioner. His love for the piano always took second place to his family, but the memories of Dad playing “Sentimental Journey” after dinner with Mom beautifully singing so all can hear is a priceless gift and memory his children will always cherish. In 1982, Mike and Pat moved to Ft. Myers Florida for that warm retirement, eventually living out their remaining years at the Shell Point Retirement Community. Michael (Dad) a gentle, loving soul will be greatly missed by all family and friends.

Services and other information will be announced …



18 July

Witness Cremation

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Lee Memorial Crematory

12777 State Road 82
Fort Myers, FL 33913

27 July

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Shell Point Retirement Community Woodlands Commons

Grand Cypress Room

15105 Shell Point Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33908


Michael Benjamin MARINO

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Pamela Marino

July 7, 2019

Such a kind-hearted man who will be missed dearly. Whenever I saw him, it brought a smile to my face because I knew I was in for some great conversation and laughs. Everyone who knew him, loved him. RIP 🙏❤