Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lorain Lions honor the memory of Lion Marshall Dimacchia

Lion Marshall Dimacchia passed away Friday evening. Calling hours will be Monday afternoon and evening.  A Lorain Lions memorial service will be led by Lion Bruce Meadows on Monday evening at 7 p.m. Marshall Dimacchia, Hanging Basket Sale Co-Chairman, and former Lion Tamer and Lions board director, joined the Lorain Lions in May, 1998. His sponsor was his brother-in-law, the late Al Januzzi, a past president of the club. Lion Marshall will be missed.

Here are a few photos of Marshall with his Lions friends and others over the years:

Here is the obituary of Lion Marshall:

Marshall C. Dimacchia
Lorain - Marshall C. Dimacchia, 83, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 at St. John Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
He was born in Lorain, OH on February 3, 1932.
Marshall graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1950. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1952 and was honorably discharged in 1954 and served in the Reserves until 1960. He married his beloved, Beverly (nee: Zakrajsek) on May 9, 1953 and they raised five loving children together. Marshall began his career in 1954 at Lorain Telephone Company and retired with 54 years of service receiving many honors including Employee of the Year. He was an active member of the Lorain Lions Club receiving the following awards: Dick Bryan Fellow, 2007-2008 an Ohio Lion’s Eye Research Foundation Recognition; Melvin Jones Fellow for Dedicated Humanitarian Services; and the President’s Appreciation Award in 2005. Marshall was also a member of St. Anthony of Padua in Lorain. He was involved in Lorain High School and Lorain Catholic Booster Clubs. Marshall enjoyed watching all sports, attending his family’s sporting events and activities as well as casino trips and playing the lottery. 
He is survived by his children, Bambi (Bill) Dillon, Jeff (Barbie) Dimacchia, Heidi (David) Gedling, Robby Dimacchia and Ricky (Cathy) Dimacchia; grandchildren, Nikki (Frank) Janik, Jason (Robyn) Dimacchia, Joe (Jamie) Dimacchia and Kristen Dimacchia; great grandchildren, Arianna and Isabella Dimacchia; siblings, John (Barb) Dimacchia, Carm Januzzi, Carol (Paul) Courtney, Anita (Bill) Helbig and Peggy (Paul) Rutkowski; sister-in-law, Nancy Cacchione; aunt, Rose Diso; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Beverly A. (nee: Zakrajsek); parents, Columbus and Josephine (nee: Rosso) Dimacchia; father and mother-in-law, Tony and Helen (nee: Tomaszewski) Zakrajsek; brother, Joseph Dimacchia; sister, Joan Johnson; brother-in-law, Albert Januzzi; and sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Ken Hennes.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961 on Monday, November 23, 2015 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM with a service by the Lorain Lions Club at 7:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 9:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie Avenue, Lorain, Rev. Edward Smith, Pastor, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Marine Corp. Memorial donations may be made in Marshall’s memory to Lorain Lion’s Club, St. Anthony of Padua, Lorain  or St. Mary Church, Lorain in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent using

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