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John Marcolla December 19, 1937 - October 28, 2020

John A. Marcolla

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

Beloved husband of Louise Marcolla (nee Ferrell), dear father of John C. (Laurie), Michael and Richard (Lora), dear grandfather of Kyle (Tayler), Madison (Aaron) Hatten, Mollie (Max) Curnow, Jace (Krisangela), Gunner, Christian, Kaitlyn, Hannah, and Sophia Marcolla, dear son of the late Virginio and Romilda (nee Melchiori) Marcolla, dear brother of the late Mary (the late Chick) Severino, dear great-grandfather of Hudson, Anderson and Cecelia Marcolla; Drexel and Gene Hatten; Elle Curnow; Zavion and Adena Marcolla, dear brother-in-law of Mary and Roger Nasser and Tom Ferrell, dear uncle, great-uncle and cousin.

John A. Marcolla was born on December 19, 1937 in St. Louis Missouri. He was the second child born in his family, which included his sister, Ann Marie and his parents, Virginio and Romilda.  John’s parents and sister were Italian immigrants, and John was very proud of his Italian heritage. John grew up on the Hill in St. Louis, attended St. Ambrose School and graduated from McBride High School.  After high school graduation John enlisted in the U.S. Army where he proudly served his Country before meeting his wife, Louise.  John was a devoted husband to his wife Louise, and they just recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Over the course of John’s life he was actively involved with his family in any and all of their activities.  John was a Scout Leader, a Coach and a great encourager to any endeavor his boys were involved with. John was the ultimate family man who worked hard to provide for his family.  John was a willing and cheerful volunteer for any organization or neighbor who needed assistance.

John enjoyed spending time with all of his family.  He thought the world of his in-laws and all of his nieces and nephews.  John was a much loved grandpa and he loved his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.  John was proud of all of his grandchildren’s accomplishments. John enjoyed the frequent phone calls and FaceTime calls from his grandchildren.   John especially enjoyed taking trips with Louise to visit his children and grandchildren.

John will truly be missed by all those who knew and loved him.

Services:  Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.  Mr. Marcolla donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.  Special thanks to Mercy Hospital South, Mercy Virtual and Mercy Hospice.  Contributions to Mercy Hospice appreciated.

Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.  Mr. Marcolla donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine.


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    Dan Puricelli says

    Louise,this is Danny Puricelli old, old friend of John’s from St Ambrose school. So sorry for your loss. Looks like he had a wonderful family. I coached soccer at St Catherines with one of your sons. John was a very nice guy.

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    Kevin Feicht says

    Lots of great Scout memories from St. Catherine Laboure (SCL) Troop 646 – all present and/or accounted for sir ! Mr. Marcolla was a great mentor to myself, my brothers and the entire scout troop. What a guy – Marcolla STRONG ! And JC – how about the time when you and I won the canoe race on Nims Lake at S-F scout ranch – from Camp Sakima’s aquatic area to the dam and back – o yea ! If you remember – shoot me text on my cell 314-971-1074 regarding the memorial mass – thanks – Kevin Feicht

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    Vic Venezia says

    My sincere sympathies and prayers for Louise in her loss. John was one of a kind. The LORD is good.

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