Eugene P. “Genio” Marketti, 86, of Sandusky, passed away early Thursday morning, Sept. 20, 2012, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Sandusky, son of the late Frank and Rose (Magi) Marketti. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during W.W. II in the Pacific. Genio worked at New Departure-Hyatt (Division of General Motors) for 30 years, retiring in 1992.
He was truly known for his humor and his quick wit. Genio loved golfing, gardening and planting flowers in his yard. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Italian-American Beneficial Club and UAW Local 913.
Genio is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen T. (Brugnone) Marketti; a daughter, Helen R. Markettti, of Sandusky; two sisters, Bertha Buathier and Donna Millis, of Sandusky; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at David F. Koch Funeral Home, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, where prayers will be recited at 9:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Eric Mueller will officiate. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sandusky.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Genio’s family at davidfkoch.com.