Obituary: Michael P. Marinaro



Michael P. Marinaro, 59, Noblesville, died on April 20 at his home. He was born on August 24, 1955 to Frank and Dolores (Fitzpatrick) Marinaro in Teaneck, N.J. His parents precede him in death.

Michael was a 1977 graduate of Miami University, and was a self-employed structural engineer with Professional Engineers’ Group. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of Sigma Alpha Mu, and instrumental in contributing to the ARE Review. A man of faith, Michael was a community and church volunteer and dedicated platelet donor. He loved to travel and explore, traveling to all 50 states and many countries. He was very musical, playing the guitar, ukulele and numerous other instruments. Michael had an infamous and “punny” sense of humor, loved others and was loved well.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Marinaro; daughters, Michelle (Lincoln) Kaffenberger, Kathryn (Daniel) McElroy, and Jennifer Marinaro; sisters, Kathryn Marinaro, and Sandi Volpe; brothers, Frank Marinaro Jr., and Steven Marinaro; one granddaughter, Liliana Kaffenberger; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on April 29 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st St., in Noblesville, with Rev. Tom Metzger officiating. Visitation will be April 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers and memorial contributions, either monetary or blood donations may be made to Indiana Blood Center, 7458 Fishers Station Drive, Fishers.


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