December 6, 1924October 15, 2018

John A. Marchione, 93 of Fort Pierce, and River Forest, IL, passed away October 15, 2018 at his home in River Forest IL. John was born in Jamaica, Queens, NY. He was employed by Long Island Lighting (LILCO) in New York and Apple Industries in Fort Pierce. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Tech Sargent. Predeceased by his parents, Nicola and Vita Mary Spano Marchione, and his wife, Angelina “Lee” Pomarico Marchione and his baby son John Michael. John is survived by his daughters; Vita Rokaw and husband Barry, Marietta Dethlefsen and husband Neil, and Donna Wyatt Brummer. Grandchildren; Amanda Rokaw (Kent Baughman), Brian Rokaw (Gabriella Sosa), Alexander Rokaw (Alexandra Ortiz), Nicholas Dethlefsen (Melissa Swart), Richard Dethlefsen (Caitlin Gilmartin), Derek Dethlefsen, Crystal Brummer (Jason Hussong) . Great Grandchildren; John, Martin, Lara, Dethlefsen Cannon, Carson, Kerry Baughman, Sebastian Rokaw.

John is also survived by his partner of 12 years, Sandy Walksler.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of these two organizations; International Fellowship of Christians and Jews 1-800-370-5005 for Elderly Holocaust Survivors, or CASA of New York State Support (safeguarding an abused or neglected child) 1-(315)-246-3558, or, in our father’s name. Thank you.


  • John A. Marchione Friday, November 9, 2018
  • John A. Marchione Friday, November 9, 2018
  • John A. Marchione Friday, November 9, 2018
  • John Marchione Friday, November 9, 2018


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Vita Rokaw

November 13, 2018

I know how proud you were of my kids Dad and I just had to post the “Remarks of Rememberance “ that Brian gave at your Funeral Mass for friends and family to see.

Vita Rokaw (Marchione)

November 13, 2018

Dad you were the BEST! I thank the Lord every day to have you for my Father ! I’m so lucky you met and married Mom because without the two of you I wouldn’t be here. Together you did everything to keep us happy and healthy, clothed and fed. We always felt loved and cared for. You both taught us patience and caring, kindness and tolerance. Your work ethics were over the top. You worked so hard in everything you did, everyday of your life and always gave 110%. You were a moral man. Always Fair and just. You loved God and showed us to as well. You Always helped me if I asked. And you knew I was Always there for you and Mom too. You were a good listener and always gave me good advice. I will miss our talks and your thoughtful advice. You always did the right thing and you did it with ease and care. You taught us well. Your contagious smile was the best. And I will miss the sound of your laughter. You were the BEST! Thank you for being my Father. I am always Proud to be your Daughter and will continue to be. My children Loved and Respected you so much. And appreciated everything you did as well. You were the best role model. Thank you Dad! Love you Dad! I’ll miss you Dad! Love, Vita

Glenn Wexler

November 10, 2018

John had a reserved yet wonderfully kind spirit and his presence brought calm and comfort to those around him. My brothers David and Curt, and all of their family, plus my son Amarin and I feel honored to have gotten to know him and are grateful that he loved and cared deeply about our mom. May he rest in peace and be connected with the ones he loves on the other side.

Sincerely, Glenn & Family

Christine Collins

November 6, 2018

John was a wonderful man and loving companion of 12 years to my sister, Sandra Walksler. I want to sincerely thank him for his loving kindness toward her and her family. They spent their brief time together with both of their families and friends, and traveling. John will be deeply missed. God bless him, Sandy, and both families.

Renee Walksler

November 5, 2018

John, your infectious smile and calm demeanor will definitely be missed. We have many fond memories to reflect on, and we keep them dear to our hearts ♥️

Sandy Walksler

November 4, 2018

Dear John
It wasn’t until I met you twelve years ago did I know that true love was .You always made me feel special.You told me every day you loved me.not only were there words,the look,the smile,the touch.How I wish we had just a few more years together.We had so many why nots,what if’s,we just needed a little more time.The love we had for each other was very special,and no one can ever take that away.You know I would be with you now if I could,but I’m still in the hospital,My body can’t be with you,but you know my heart will always be with you
Love Always Sandy