Eugene Marron Greece: Monday October 2, 2018 at age of 82, firmly accepting the open arms of his Lord and Savior. Predeceased by his parents, Martin and Anna (Neilon) Marron; brothers, Martin (Ann) Marron, Jr., Donald (Joanie) Wania; nephew, Thomas Marron. Letting go of the hand of his wife of 63 years, Mary Louise (Hodgetts); his children, Patricia (Richard) Palumbo, Eugene (Melanie) Marron II, Nancy (Eddie) Ciminelli, Mark (Dinah) Marron, John (Bridget) Marron; his grandchildren, Cara Palumbo (Matt) Chrantz, Adriann Palumbo (Greg) Williams, Cal Davis Palumbo, Eddie Ciminelli (Jessica Conlon), Sean (Carla) Ciminelli, Michael Ciminelli, Allison Marron, Kaitlin Marron, Audrey Marron, Mickey Sean Marron, Trinity Rose Marron, Josie Marron; Jimmy O’toole Marron; great-grandchildren, Gabriel Ciminelli, Vivienne Ciminelli, Eleanor Schrantz; his siblings, Cathleen (Gary) Benwitz, Joseph (Jeanne) Marron, Michael (Carol) Marron; Neil (Olga) Marron; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. He was the son of Irish immigrants; his passions included his faith, his lifetime career with Eastman Kodak, his years of volunteering, but most of all his family, which includes five children, thirteen grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. A 1953 graduate of Aquinas Institute high school, he immediately became employed by Eastman Kodak, working at their Hawkeye facility on secret projects for the US military. In 2011, Kodak’s BRIDGEHEAD program became de-classified, and not until the age of 76 was he first allowed to openly discuss his covert work with U2 spy planes and satellite photography. This work of the BRIDGEHEAD program contributed to America’s effort to win the Cold War. An avid golfer, he played the same way that he approached life; focused effort and no mulligans! A tough Irishman, he was the loving patriarch that led by example, and his heart melted with the arrival of each new family member. He and Mary were awesome dancers, dominating the floors of countless weddings, and their love for each other and their family knew no bounds. After his mother Anna Neilon Marron passed away, Eugene continued to visit the nursing home for many years to come, bringing joy and compassion to countless others. The Marron family wishes to thank the many hearts that have been caring for our parents, including the amazing staff at Latta Road Nursing Home, the Infusion Center nurses at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and our selfless Angels: Melanie Marcello, Beth McGrath, and our lifetime Estall Road neighbor, Patty Rzepka. Eugene’s favorite farewell to all was: “May the Good Lord take a liking to you!” “ He took great pride in his grandchildren, and never missed an opportunity, both near and far, to be with them and share his loving Irish Humor.” Friends may call Thursday (Oct 11th) 4-7 at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (Oct 12th) 11:00 AM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information or to sign Eugene’s online guestbook, please visit

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of all of you as you celebrate his life, especially his Kentucky family

  2. We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful father. We will miss his smiling face and sense of humor. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  3. We loved your dad. He was so in love with his beautiful wife & extremely proud of his children. All our love & prayers for the Marron family.
    Josie, Caroline, Reagan & William

  4. Dear Mark & Dinah Marron & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. With prayers for comfort! We are many who share your grief. Treasure your memories!! May God bless you all with strength and peace! Love, Dan, Lucy, Grant & Kate Weaver

  5. Dear Marron Family,
    Words cannot express how deeply I feel your pain. What a kind , generous and truly amazing person Mr. Marron was. From 1st we met, til last when we spoke spanned a generation from sons to grandsons. I will always be thankful for his friendship.

  6. My parents, Carl and Marion Brodt were lifetime neighbors on Estall Road and I live tin their home currently.though unable to come and pay my respects. Please share my thoughts and prayers with the family and caregivers.

  7. So sorry for your loss. Mr and Mrs Marron . Wonder people. They always opened up to neighbors on Estall and the kids in the neighborhood always respected him and Mrs Marron

  8. I am sorry to hear about your loss, may memories of the good times be forever stamped on your hearts.

  9. Dear Aunt Mary and Marron Family, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. I have lots of fond memories growing up with all the Marron Family and I looked up to Uncle Gene and Aunt Mary as role models. I believe they won the ‘anniversary dance’ for the couple being married the longest at our wedding in 2006. We will miss Uncle Gene. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love and hugs, Michelle, Mike, Petra and AJ Curtis (St Louis, MO)

  10. Dear Family,

    I regret being unable to be personally present to express my love for Eugene and all precious family and to offer support to all family members. Each of you and Gene are all included in my thoughts and prayers. Daily, I pray for the souls of our loved ones both living and deceased. My heart and spirit is with you even if I cannot be physically present. Contagious illness is not something to be shared. I send my love. May God comfort you and assure you of everlasting life.

  11. Dear Mary and family, It has been a long time since I saw you last. When you came to visit my husband Joe. I will never forget the great times we all had at Delmonte in the Pines for so many years. I have very fond memories of all the times we spent together. I am out of town right now but I will be in church Friday.Lots of prayers love and hugs to you all. Rosie

  12. So sorry for your loss. Remember a trip the family took to Ireland when I was young and still lived there.

  13. Dear Mary and family. I am so sorry for your loss. A lot of good memories of you and Gene. My deepest sympathy.

  14. Dear Nancy & Family’ We were just told that your Dad had passed. May we express our deepest sympathy to you & your family.

  15. Mr. Marron,
    You were loved by all you met. Your kindness reached far beyond the neighborhood limits… You were an amazing man, and we were lucky to have you watching over and guiding us. Your presence will be missed for an eternity. May your memory forever be focused on your smile and kindhearted nature. I am sending out as many positive thoughts to your family as you gave to ours.

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