Frank R Marotta Sr
Frank Marotta Sr.
  • 72 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 20, 1940
  • Date of passing: Sep 15, 2013
Let the memory of Frank be with us forever

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Frank Marotta Sr., 72, born on October 20, 1940 and passed away on September 15, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Frank Marotta Jr. on 21st October 2017

"Dad - hard to believe its been 4 years since your passing. Sometimes whenever things are getting tough, the only thing that keeps me moving in the right direction is the memory of how you handled adversity and always seemed to overcome. Powerful life lessons...thank you."

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 20th October 2017

"Well you found you way out; stuck with your family, and worked yourself to death. It was what we were told, and what we did back then. I'm just happy you experienced California, warn weather, and lived happerly before your illness in Palm Springs. It was an opportunity for Frank Jr. to honor his father, and he did. I'm sure it was hard for him, however, he was the best option. I won't be writing anymore Frank, just know that God has given me the time to reflect on your life, and wonder why I kept so much distance between us. I also see  it between Frank and Steve because that's how brothers are. I have grown to love you and Millie now that I have the time to relax and think about the kindness both you had for your younger brother. I also think about the grip your mother had on me that I honestly think the reason for no flowers was simply about poverty way back when. I glad I lived this long to appreciate the two great treasures that I lost. And I happy to said that I feel great sorrow for the first time in by life.  My love and respect always, Brother Bill"

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 15th September 2017

"Fore years, time flys, and so many mermories. I keep going back to where the struggle began. And how difficult it was for him to get out of N.J. But it finally happened, and he never looked back.

After working so hard and raising fore children, he finally found peace in Palm Springs. I'm just so sorry he didn't stay well to have more of it. He just loved being there.

I so sorry that It took so much time for me to see things so clearly. I was just to busy back then. In this life you can never stop moving forward. However he finally broke through, and so have I. Every late, but it was worth the struggle.

God bless you Frank Jr., for picking up the ball and doing the right thing(s) for your dad.

Uncle William"

This tribute was added by Pamela Ruddock on 15th September 2017

"I can't believe it's already been 4 years.  Where does the time go.  I'm still missing you.  You are part of the reason I am the person that I am. So wishing you were here, there are so many things I would really like your advice on.  But someday.  I can just imagine that conversation!  Love and miss you, Dad!"

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 20th October 2016

"Just when we could have found time to get together again, first the shock  of your illness and later your moving on brought real sorrow and sad reflections to my heart. Everything seems so clear now. The hardness of your life, the willingness to help your family, and the pay backs that never went your way. So many misunderstandings and so much regrets.  God bless Frank Jr. for standing up, and doing the right thing. The rest of us ran out of time. Love and regrets for your humbel beginings, to your hard work, and the better life, love always, Brother Bill"

This tribute was added by Margo Garcia on 20th October 2016

"Frank I wish we had had more time together to get too know each other more. I am happy to have had you in my life."

This tribute was added by Frank Marotta Jr. on 15th September 2016

"3 years today but for some reason it feels longer. I got used to having someone to 'vent' to on occasion who was always willing to show me a different perspective. That was helpful and I really miss that. Love you Dad..."

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 15th September 2016

"Three years ago, I realized that I had lost two gifts; my brother and my sister.  I just wish I had spent more time with both of them.  

My love to my nephews and nieces who loved and cared for him through his terrible decline.  God bless brother Frank, and thank you again for all you did for you family, your mother, sister, niece, and nephew. May you receive your rewards in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Pamela Ruddock on 15th September 2016

"Dad:  They say it gets easier as time goes by, but I still really miss you!  It's been 3 years and I keep wanting to pick up the phone, call you, and just hear your voice.  Love you and miss you still!"

This tribute was added by Gayl Biondi on 15th September 2015

"He was suave. He was charming. He was a little dangerous. I'm not sure New Buffalo has gotten him out of its system. Happy eternal birthday, Frank. You made quite an impression on this life. I can only imagine what you're up to in the next one."

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 15th September 2015

"Dear Brother Frank,

It's been two years of on and off memories, so I guess you are never be gone for long. And I now know you will be with us until we are all gone.

I looked at my tribute from last year, and I felt like I got it right. This year is another opportunity to think about the struggle that you and Joan endured from the craziness of love, to building a family mostly on share will, mostly on hard work, never looking back, never expecting a favor, and always thinking about moving forward, even when falling back.

Be proud of your children Brother Frank, thanks to you they had a better foundation then you did, and they continue on a firm path.

And, especially to Frank Jr. for taking the time to give all of us an opportunity to say thank you.

And a special thanks from, mom, Millie, and her kids,

God bless you Brother Bill"

This tribute was added by Pamela Ruddock on 15th September 2015

"I still miss the opportunity to just make a phone call and talk about just about everything.  I miss your laugh and the way you could make me feel special.  I love you!"

This tribute was added by Susan Odom on 20th October 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad. Sure miss you and the talks we use to have. George says happy birthday to you too. Love you so very much and wish I could have told you that more often. kisses and hugs to you."

This tribute was added by William Marotta on 20th October 2014

"First of all, thank you Frank jr.

Hi Brother Frank- I sure miss ya; the more time that goes by; the more I think about you and the opportunitues that were missed.  The more I regret not spending more time with you. Not finding the time to find a better way for us to do more together.

  I've been remembering how you encouraged me to move on after you returned from the Marines. How you saw the difference between New Jersey and North Carolina. I remember now, how hard you and Joan worked doing the hard times. How much you helped Joan with the kids at home. A real father. Your trips across country to find a better place.

Then Michigan where you raised you family away from the crazyness of the big cities. How you did your best to help your mom, sister and her children get to Michigan.  How you wanted and always believed the family should be together. And the Black Swans that put you on the ropes, but you never gave up. The time that I never found back than to think about your life; I now find that time. There are no perfect people, so I forgive us,  and I miss and love you very much.  

And thank you Frank jr.;  it's time to reflect. Let's never forget Frank Senior and Joan. Picture their lives and understand the respect they have earned. Frank Senior's brothe your Uncle Bill

My love to all"

This tribute was added by Pamela Ruddock on 20th October 2014

"Happy Birthday, Dad!  I've been thinking of you a lot lately.  I've had so many things I've wanted to just sit a chat with you about.  One of which is the upcoming elections and updating you on things here.  I had to stop myself this week as I wanted to send articles to you and knowing that I can no longer do that makes me rather sad.  I miss you a lot but know that you are no longer suffering.  For that, I'm so happy!  I love and miss you!  Looking forward to the day when I see you again!"

This tribute was added by Frank Marotta Jr. on 20th October 2014

"Dad - I think about you often. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you have given me and for teaching me so many life lessons. Even though you are not here with us we can still celebrate your birthday and remember you. We love you and miss you very much..."

This tribute was added by Susan Odom on 18th September 2013

"Hi Dad - It's hard to believe you're not here with us any longer but I know that you're no longer suffering and you have all your memories intact. I'm so glad my daughters, grandkids and George got to know you, even though it was just for a short time. I love you and miss you."

This tribute was added by Pamela Ruddock on 18th September 2013

"Dad, I'm so sorry we didn't get to spend much time together in the last couple of yearts but you are always close in my heart.  I will miss you more than you can know.  I'll miss have some really meaningful conversations with you and those wonderful hugs that you always gave.  I love you and know that  you are no longer in any pain and that you are now free from everything."

This tribute was added by Frank Marotta Jr. on 17th September 2013

"Hi Dad - I really miss you. I'm so happy we had the last couple years to spend together. I remember our long talks, the trip we made to the Alamo in San Antonio, sharing a nice bottle of Merlot, touring the Capitol building in Austin, and just spending time together. I know you are in a better place now. I love you, and when you see Mom, tell her I love her too :-)"

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