Greece: Died at age 91 on January 7, 2013. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Lena 'Bunny' Marini. Americo is survived by his children, Thomas (Karen) Marini, Sharon (David) Stutzman, Joyce (John) Shaner, Robert (Sharon) Marini and David (Michele) Marini; twenty grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; sisters Mary DiPinto, Dora (Patsy) Arena; sisters-in-law Grace Williams and Helen DeMayo; several nieces and nephews and cousins; and many dear friends. Rick Marini fought for his country in World War II, serving as a B-24 pilot and squadron leader. He flew over 30 combat missions and was awarded several honors and medals, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He left the Air Force with the rank of Major. Rick's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff and caregivers of Edna Tina Wilson Living Center, especially those in the Country Unit, for their outstanding care, support and friendship to our father and our family. His Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 12th 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Rochester, 2505 Browncroft Blvd., Rochester, NY 14625. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission ( in his memory.

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  1. Daddy, we could never repay you for the love, leadership and friendship you gave us over your life. What an unspeakable advantage we had in life because you were our father. We miss you more than words can say, and love you with all our hearts.
    Love you, David and Michele

  2. David, Nancy and I are sorry for your temporary loss and are grateful we had the opportunity to meet both your mom and dad while they visited in Chapel Hill. We know we will all meet again, in but a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. I will remember talking with him that day and I honor his service to our country and in our branch of service, the Air Force. He was truly an American hero and has left his favorable mark and legacy in this nation.

  3. From seeing comments of this gentle man’s family, I know he was truly a great man and very loved; but as a person who did not know him, I can see in the photos that have been posted by Diana and his son David, he was a wonderful man who loved his wife immensely. The photo that David posted of his mom and dad was such a telling beautiful photo filled with love. God Bless Americo Marini, his wife and family!

  4. Grandpa marini in peace with your beautiful wife ..loved u like my own grandpa ..u showed us what true love looks like..what a wonderful father husandband brother leader and gentleman looks like..u will forever be loved and missed ….Tara..ur other grandaughter ..xoxoxoxo

  5. My sincerest condolences to all the Marini family. May God always comfort you. May He heal your broken hearts. May you grow together in an even more profound love motivated by the sadly renewed appreciation of how short and precious is the time that God has given to each of us.

  6. Thank you for being the best grandfather and role model. You are so missed, but we are truly at peace knowing that you are with our Lord. I love you so much.

  7. To all the Marini’s , You have all been so blessed to have such wounderful parents. Rick will be missed by alot of people but never forgoten. Hold him close to your heart and remember the good times .Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. Sounds like a ‘Life Well Lived’! He sounds like he was a wonderful man and we send our condolences.
    Sean & Jennifer LaRose

  9. To the Marini Family ~ My sincere condolences to all of you for the loss of your Dad. I know that he was a wonderful man and I’m sure there will be an empty spot in your lives with his passing. May you feel the comfort that God provides all of us at times like this. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Barb Horn Figenscher

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