Eugene J. "Gene" MarleyJune 7, 1926 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 91)
Eugene J. “Gene” Marley, 91, of Marietta, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Marietta, he was the son of the late Gladys (Bostick) Grove. Gene was the husband of Dorothy (Roberts) Marley with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage this past March 12th.
Gene proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. He graduated from East Donegal Township High School Class of 1944. Gene retired from Armstrong World Industries in 1987 as an Electrician. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marietta. Gene enjoyed traveling and camping with his wife. Together they have traveled all 50 states and many countries around the world. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching sports. Gene will be missed by his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Dorothy, is a son, David Marley Sr., husband of Donna of Mount Joy; a grandson, David Marley Jr. of Lancaster; and a great granddaughter, Yasmine Marley of Mount Joy.
He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Dr. C. Samuel Grove.
A memorial service honoring Gene’s life will be held at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 239 East Market Street, Marietta, on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2 PM. Family and friends will be received after the service at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Saint John’s Episcopal Church, 239 East Market Street, Marietta, PA 17547