OBITUARY

Alfred Samuel Marsilio

September 3, 1928June 28, 2018
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Alfred Samuel Marsilio, 89, formerly of Hazleton, PA and Lutherville, MD, died peacefully Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Seasons Hospice in Baltimore, MD. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Patton) Marsilio who died April 20, 1995. Born in Hazleton, PA on September 3 1928, he was a son of the late Anthony and Louisa Marsilio. Known as “Freddie” he was raised in Hazleton and graduated from Hazleton High School with the Class of 1946. Immediately following high school he enlisted in the Army and served as a Sergeant with the 500th Detachment Quartermaster Service Company on Adak in the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in 1948.

Alfred earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Bloomsburg State Teachers College of Pennsylvania with the Class of 1952. While there he met Mary Elizabeth Patton of Wyalusing PA and they were married on August 8, 1953 in Hazleton.

After their wedding Freddie and “Liz” moved to Maryland to pursue teaching careers in the Baltimore County Public School system. Alfred, known as “Al” to his friends, earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Maryland in 1958. He would eventually become Assistant Principal of Towson High School, Principal of Dundalk Middle School, and was Principal of Perry Hall Middle School when he retired in 1990.

Throughout his life Al was an avid golfer and tennis player, and coached youth baseball and soccer. He and Liz were regular attendees at Baltimore Colts home games, and they traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Al Marsilio was the Devoted Father of Laurie of Perry Hall, MD.; Alan and his wife, Paula Julian, of Manassas, VA., and Anthony and his wife, Lyn of Bristow, VA. Loving Grandfather of Claire and Kelley Rohrs, and Nicholas, Christopher, Grace, and Samuel Marsilio. Loving Great-Grandfather of Jessa Boston.

Family will receive friends at the Lemmon Funeral Home of Dulaney Valley, Inc., 10 West Padonia Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Friday July 6, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on July 7 at 10 a.m. Interment immediately following in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 or to www.heart.org

  • FAMILY

  • Nicholas Anthony Marsilio, Father
  • Louisa Laino, Mother
  • Laurie Marsilio, Daughter
  • Alan Marsilio, Son
  • Paula Julian, Daughter-in-law
  • Anthony Marsilio, Son
  • Lyn Marsilio, Daughter-in-law
  • Loving Grandfather of Claire and Kelley Rohrs, and Nicholas, Christopher, Grace, and Samuel Marsilio. Loving Great-Grandfather of Jessa Boston.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Interment Saturday, July 7, 2018
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Judith Carlson

July 22, 2018

My husband Jim and I were saddened to hear of Al Marsilio's death but so grateful that the family sent us the information about his passing. We knew Al and Liz from our time together at Lake Hauto, Pennsylvania, where their family and ours had summer homes. We actually met Al after we first met his uncle, who was then running Hazle Builders (in Hazleton, PA, of course). We had gone there with my husband's colleague, Bob Valaik, to ask them to build cottages for us in 1968. The foreman on these construction projects was Tony Marsilio, Al's father.

How many happy times we had in our cottage! These definitely included many dinners and much beer and conversation at local restaurants with Al and Liz -- in particular the stuffed shrimp at Lengyl's in Nesquehoning. To go out we would engage Laurie to babysit -- I don't suppose she wants to hear that our younger one, then definitely a baby, will have his 50th birthday this week!

We send our greetings to the family along with our fond respect and admiration for Al for a life well lived. Jim and Judy Carlson, Richmond VA

Rachael Springer

July 6, 2018

Class of"65" Mr. Mar knew me all to well. I am sure I was the cause of his heart trouble

Wilson Watson

July 6, 2018

Al Marsilio was one of our class sponsors (the class of 1956) at Towson High. He attended our 50th reunion. He was a wonderful person, full of life with a big smile. He always teased me about something that made me laugh. I mourn his passing, and I know that I speak for all of my classmates who shared my affection and respect for him.

Jacqueline Smith

July 5, 2018

I was in the Class of 1965 at Towson High School. How I remember Mr. Marsilio! He was such a good friend and mentor to me. I was an office assistant as a student and an athlete. He always supported me and helped to keep me out of trouble. What a wonderful guy. Many fond memories of him. My sympathies to his family.

Nancy Hesselbein

July 5, 2018

Our sympathy to the Marsilio family. Al was a great principal to work for at Perry Hall Middle - he was a true educator. We so enjoyed hearing from him each Christmas. We will keep all of you, and Al, in our thoughts and prayers.

Gary and Nancy Hesselbein

Carole Owings

July 3, 2018

I was a secretary at Perry Hall Middle School at the time Mr Marsilio was the principal. Both students and staff were always treated fairly and with compassion. After his retirement he continued to keep in touch with many of us enjoying lunches and visits. In fact, we were still exchanging Christmas cards. God bless the Marsilio family as you celebrate his life. With deep sympathy to all. Carole Owings

Fr. M. Wiley Hawks

July 1, 2018

I was one of " Mr. Mars " boys or to say trouble kids he guided through High School at Towson. I stopped by at Oak Crest to say Hi, Mr. Mar not only remembered me but everything about 1968, 12th grade, smoking up on lover's lane , throwing snowballs at he and pinky etc.,
What a great person, I'm an Anglican priest now and have included him in my sermon about showing mercy to others. He certainly showed me great mercy.
I will miss him. God bless you Mr. Mar.

Fr. Wiley Hawks
class of 1968 Towson High

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Biography

Alfred Samuel Marsilio, 89, formerly of Hazleton, PA and Lutherville, MD, died peacefully Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Seasons Hospice in Baltimore, MD. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Patton) Marsilio who died April 20, 1995. Born in Hazleton, PA on September 3 1928, he was a son of the late Anthony and Louisa Marsilio. Known as “Freddie” he was raised in Hazleton and graduated from Hazleton High School with the Class of 1946. Immediately following high school he enlisted in the Army and served as a Sergeant with the 500th Detachment Quartermaster Service Company on Adak in the Aleutian Islands. He was honorably discharged in 1948.

Alfred earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Bloomsburg State Teachers College of Pennsylvania with the Class of 1952. While there he met Mary Elizabeth Patton of Wyalusing PA and they were married on August 8, 1953 in Hazleton.

After their wedding Freddie and “Liz” moved to Maryland to pursue teaching careers in the Baltimore County Public School system. Alfred, known as “Al” to his friends, earned his Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Maryland in 1958. He would eventually become Assistant Principal of Towson High School, Principal of Dundalk Middle School, and was Principal of Perry Hall Middle School when he retired in 1990.

Throughout his life Al was an avid golfer and tennis player, and coached youth baseball and soccer. He and Liz were regular attendees at Baltimore Colts home games, and they traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Al Marsilio was the Devoted Father of Laurie of Perry Hall, MD.; Alan and his wife, Paula Julian, of Manassas, VA., and Anthony and his wife, Lyn of Bristow, VA. Loving Grandfather of Claire and Kelley Rohrs, and Nicholas, Christopher, Grace, and Samuel Marsilio. Loving Great-Grandfather of Jessa Boston.