Lucian Louis (Lou) Marchio
Loving husband, father, grandfather, Papa and Poppie
Lucian Louis Marchio died on October 18, 2013 from pulmonary and heart disease. He was 75.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 Garey Ave. in Pomona, and a service will be held at 11:30 a.m. A reception will be held at the clubhouse at Twin Oaks, 3800 Bradford St. in La Verne; all are invited.
Always proud of his Italian descent, he was born on August 15, 1938 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Alfonso and Sara Marchio. Mr. Marchio worked for the East Ohio Gas Company and for five years at OPARC and retired from Pomona Valley Workshop, where he was executive director for 29 years.
He was involved in many organizations, including the Soroptimists, the Elks for 42 years, the Kiwanis of Montclair and Ontario, the Montclair Chamber of Commerce and the YMCA of Ontario. He loved National Geographic, war stories, playing poker—especially Texas hold’em—and Ohio State football games.
Mr. Marchio leaves behind his wife, five children and their spouses, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one aunt and two sisters from Ohio, plus many nieces and nephews.
The family will always remember his kindness, respect and that big smile.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made in Lucian Marchio’s honor to the American Heart Association.