In Memory of

David

A.

Marinelli

Jr.

Obituary for David A. Marinelli Jr.

David Marinelli, Jr., 73, of West Harrison, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 2, 2020. David was born on May 7, 1946 to David and Antoinette (Calabro) in White Plains, NY. David graduated from White Plains High School in 1964. Afterwards, he enlisted with the U.S. Air Force where he met his wife, Stella, while stationed in Topeka, KS. He was a Vietnam Veteran and received many awards including the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and Vietnam Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in 1969 and shortly thereafter, began working in construction where throughout the years had built many homes in Westchester, NY. In May 1978, David joined the Harrison Police Department and during his 26 year tenure he was awarded numerous citations and medals, and was assigned to the motorcycle unit. Upon retirement in 2004, David loved spending time with his family from attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events to Sunday dinners. He looked forward to riding his motorcycle and making tomato sauce every summer with his friends and family. David enjoyed going to area car shows with his son’s ‘54 Chevy Pick-up and buying his grandkids ice cream. Over the years, David welcomed many friends to his house to share a cup of coffee. He was a life member of the West Harrison VFW Post 5463. David is predeceased by his parents, survived by his loving wife, Stella (Torrez) of 52 years, his children David III (Joan) of West Harrison, NY, Lisa Hawkins (John) of Hawthorne, NY, and Michael (Elisa) of Valhalla, NY, his three grandsons, Tyler, Aidan, Michael, his two granddaughters Samantha and Sydney, and two step-grandchildren Joseph and Christopher Casareale, his siblings Arthur (Susan) of West Harrison NY, Cecelia of West Harrison, NY and Ann Marin of Port Chester, NY. David will be missed greatly by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation at tunnel2towers.org, in memory of David.