Peter T. Marella



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Peter T. Marella Greece: November 13, 2020. Predeceased by his parents, Basil and Frances. He is survived by his life-long partner, Roxanne; sisters, Lynne (Wayne) Menz, Jane (Roger Menz) Marella; niece, Melanie (Jerrod) Amato; grand-niece, Meredith and grand-nephew Vincent Amato; several dear friends. Peter was an avid golfer who also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Buffalo Bills and the New York Yankees. Peter retired from the Rochester City School District as an Audio-Visual Coordinator and also coached several athletic teams during his tenure. Peter and Roxanne enjoyed traveling and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Peter’s visitation will be held Thursday, November 19th from 11-1 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Rd. to be followed immediately by a celebration of his life and interment, Falls Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lollypop Farm, PO Box 92297, Rochester, NY 14692-0297 in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit,


  1. Mary Silverman on November 15, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Dear Roxanne and all Peter’s loved ones, I am so sorry to hear about Peter’s death…we worked together in the early 1980’s at John Marshall. He was upbeat and kind, and I remember how well the students related to him. He would talk frequently about you, Roxanne. We also lived off Rocket St and we thought of ourselves as neighbors. I will always remember Peter with fondness. Wishing you much comfort in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Mary Silverman

  2. Christa K R Miller on November 19, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Mr. Marella was my coach, my mentor, my critic, and my confidant. He not only taught me how to survive on a volleyball court, but also how to survive high school, college, and beyond. My eleven-year-old son just started playing volleyball last month, and I hear Marella coming out of my mouth as I coach him. I am forever indebted for the love and guidance Marella gave me during my formative years.

  3. Barbara and Paul Kann on November 19, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    Our sincere condolences to Roxann, Jane and Lynne. We also share in your sorrow. We will miss Peter. Love, Barb and Paul

  4. Cheryl Riley on November 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Peter and I worked together at Marshall for 17 years. We had so much fun together. He was a good man. My condolences to all of you especially Roxanne. Cheri Riley

  5. Lynda Morris on November 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Many great memories from our Marshall days. Lots of laughs. God speed old friend. I’ll see you one day in Rio. Miss you, Lynda M

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