Clarence Eugene “Curly” St. Marie, 79, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Monday, March 17, 2014, in Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center, Lakeside.
He was born Feb. 17, 1935, in Sandusky, the son of Clarence J. and LeNora Josephine (Christiansen) St. Marie. He married Barbara Ann Carp in 1961 and she preceded him in death March 17, 1998. He then married Delores “Dee” Burns on Aug. 18, 2000, and she survives.
Curly was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he worked as a tool and die maker at the Ford Motor Company in Sandusky until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead where he served as an usher and a greeter, member of the Stanley Jadwisiak V.F.W. Post 7572 in Marblehead, member of the Knights of Columbus, and member of the Port Clinton Elks Lodge 1718.
Survivors include his wife, Dee; daughters, Laurie (Dave) Mandella of Hawaii, Linda (Bob) Mraz of Strongsville, Ohio, Julie (Brian) Wright of Maumee, Ohio, Amy (Steve) Irving of Tiffin; step daughter, Karen (Nick) Marino of Maryland; step sons, Michael (Mary Beth) Longo of Strongsville, Ohio, Gary Walker of Mentor, Ohio; grandchildren, Brittany Mazur, Samantha Mraz, Stephanie Mraz, Stacey Mraz, Patrick Wright, Anna Wright, David Irving; step grandchildren, Michael (Lana) Longo, Christopher (Jill) Longo, Nicholas Longo, Nicole (Steve) Rice, Julie Walker, Joseph Marino, Nicholas (Caitlin) Marino; step great-grandchildren, Cheyane Longo, Ava Longo, Hayden Rice, Kendall Rice; and brother, James St. Marie of Port Clinton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and LeNora; wife, Barb; infant daughter, Maryanne; step son, James Walker; and brother, Donald St. Marie.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead, where members of the St. Joseph Altar-Rosary Society will pray the rosary at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday, March 24, until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead. Father Daniel J. Ring will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Marblehead, with military honors presented by members of V.F.W. Post 7572.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.